Marcus Rashford breaks rank to criticise European Super League plans


Marcus Rashford has come out against the European Super League plans (Photo by Michael Regan – The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford took a clear swipe at his club’s plans to join the European Super League by reminding the Glazer family that ‘football is nothing without fans’.

The England forward joins team-mate Bruno Fernandes in coming out against the proposal for United and five other English clubs to join the European Super League, where the Red Devils, Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool would all be permanent members in a breakaway Champions League competition.

The other 14 Premier League clubs met today to discuss their options for dealing with the ‘Big Six’s plans to join the competition and they’re even considering expelling them from the domestic league.

The proposal has been met with widespread condemnation and Rashford tweeted a photo of a famous Sir Matt Busby quote today – which is currently being used as a banner at Old Trafford in the absence of supporters – to show his unhappiness.

There is now mounting pressure on the Premier League’s big six to back away from the plans, with FIFA even suggesting they could block any European Super League players from participating in the World Cup.

The clubs that have agreed to take part stand to make around £250m just from accepting the proposal, with American investment bank JP Morgan funding the scheme.

However, Premier League clubs are furious as that would give the so-called Big Six a huge financial advantage if they were to remain in the domestic league.


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