Angry’ Man Utd players hold ’emergency meeting’ with Ed Woodward over ESL plans.
Manchester United players have held an ’emergency meeting’ with Ed Woodward after being left frustrated by the club’s plans to join a breakaway European Super League.
Several members of the Red Devils squad are understood to be ‘angry’ after discovering their club’s intentions through the media on Sunday, that Manchester United form one of 12 clubs confirmed as founding members of a controversial breakaway tournament involving Europe’s elite.
The Red Devils have been joined by each of the Premier League’s ‘top six’ clubs which comprises Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham, and Arsenal – in announcing their participation in the competition, alongside leading sides from both Spain and Italy.
This Super League proposal has been met with almost unanimous backlash from supporters and governing bodies, with several leading figures within the game coming out to stand against the concept of a competition that will essentially operate as a self-serving closed shop for world football’s wealthiest.
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Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp have been two of the notable names to have faced controversial questioning over the ESL plans, which led to a revelation that both managers and players having been left in the dark by club owners who stand on the verge of making unwanted and potentially catastrophic changes to a beautiful football game.
According to reports by Mail, United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has now held talks with the Manchester United dressing room who have been left angered by how secretly the board operated as the ownerships of ‘top six’ sides left their uninformed managers and players face the media backlash.
Ed is believed to have convinced the United squad that the club was operating within their best interests but is understood to have received a ‘lukewarm reaction from the players.
The news of the meeting comes after midfielder Bruno Fernandes made his feelings known on a European Super League, reposting a social media post from Wolves’ winger Daniel Podence featuring Champions League highlights and commenting ‘Dreams can’t be bought.’
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