Manchester United and Liverpool new European Superleague push - Premier League official statement

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo dribbles past AC Milan player Diogo Dalot

We believe that the concept of a European Super League would destroy this dream.

There have been no reports that French or German clubs would be part of the Super League.

UEFA were hopeful that the new 36-team format for the Champions League would throw a spanner into the need for creating a super league.

He added: "In the midst of a pandemic, an economic crisis, football clubs at National League level going bust almost, furloughing players, clubs on the edge in League One and Two - and these lot are having Zoom calls about breaking away and basically creating more greed?" "Both as a player for a provincial team Dunfermline in the 60s and as a manager at Aberdeen winning the European Cup Winners" Cup, for a small provincial club in Scotland it was like climbing Mount Everest, ' he told Reuters.

"Everton are spending £500 million to build a new stadium with the ambition to play in Champions League".

"Fans all over love the competition as it is".

The reaction to it is that it has been damned and rightly so.

He added: "I'm not sure Manchester United are involved in this, as I am not part of the decision making process". "I'm a Manchester United fan and have been for 40 years of my life but I'm disgusted, absolutely disgusted", Neville told Sky Sports.

Juventus owner Andrea Agnelli, Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and AC Milan chief executive Ivan Gazidis would all have had a significant input into the Champions League discussions on Friday. Liverpool pretend, like you'll never walk alone, the people's club, the fan's club.

UEFA and league officials reportedly spent the last few days discussing ways to sanction teams for joining the breakaway league, ideas that included potentially banning the defecting clubs from domestic leagues and from next season's Champions League.

"We note Federation Internationale de Football Association confirmed earlier this year that they and the six confederations would not recognise any such competition and, as such, any player or club involved may not be permitted to participate in any official competition which falls within the auspices of Federation Internationale de Football Association or their respective confederation".

In a separate statement, the Premier League said it condemned the proposal as it "attacks the principles of open competition and sporting merit which are at the heart" of domestic and European football. Let's hope this is stopped in its tracks because I think it's pure greed.

"I have benefitted from football hugely, I've made money out of football, I invest money into a football club". I can not concentrate on the game. Arsenal aren't even in the Champions League. However, they have now been pre-empted and are now in talks with other football bodies regarding the development.

"An absolute joke, and the time has come now, for an independent regulator to stop these clubs".