Gary Neville launched a scathing attack on the six Premier League teams who have signed up for the European Super League saying they should all have point deductions.
“In the wake of Covid, it’s an absolute scandal,” said Gary Neville, speaking on Sky Sports. “United and the rest of the big six clubs who have signed up for it should be ashamed of themselves.
“European football league. Are Arsenal in that? They’ve just drawn with Fulham. And Manchester United are drawing with Burnley.
“They should deduct all top six teams point. To do it in the season – it’s a joke.”
The Premier League released a statement on Sunday also condemning the idea.
It read: “The Premier League condemns any proposal that attacks the principles of open competition and sporting merit which are at the heart of the domestic and European football pyramid.
“Fans of any club in England and across Europe can currently dream that their team may climb to the top and play against the best. We believe that the concept of a European Super League would destroy this dream.
“The Premier League is proud to run a competitive and compelling football competition that has made it the most widely watched league in the world. Our success has enabled us to make an unrivalled financial contribution to the domestic football pyramid.
“A European Super League will undermine the appeal of the whole game and have a deeply damaging impact on the immediate and future prospects of the Premier League and its member clubs, and all those in football who rely on our funding and solidarity to prosper.
“We will work with fans, The FA, EFL, PFA and LMA, as well as other stakeholders, at home and abroad, to defend the integrity and future prospects of English football in the best interests of the game.”