All six Premier League teams withdraw from European Super League

Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham have followed Chelsea and Manchester City in making a u-turn away from the proposed Super League.

City were the first Premier League team to officially confirm they were pulling out of the new competition.

The Premier League leaders said in a statement on Tuesday: “Manchester City Football Club can confirm that it has formally enacted the procedures to withdraw from the group developing plans for a European Super League.

Chelsea, whose fans protested against the planned league outside Stamford Bridge ahead of Tuesday’s Premier League game against Brighton, are said to have changed their mind because of the overwhelming widespread negative reaction.

According to Sky Sports’ Kaveh Solhekol: “Chelsea made a last-minute decision last week to join the ESL. They now regret the decision and accept it was a mistake. They felt they had to ‘jump on the train because it was leaving the station’. Turned out it was a train to nowhere.”

Liverpool confirmed that their involvement in the proposed breakaway league “has been discontinued”.

Manchester United said they had “listened carefully to the reaction from our fans, the UK government and other key stakeholders” in making the decision to not take part in the competition.

Arsenal apologised and said they “made a mistake”, adding that they were withdrawing after listening to their supporters and the “wider football community”.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy said the London club regretted the “anxiety and upset” caused by the proposal.


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