Kieran Maguire: 'Lucrative' Man United plan has hit 'dead end' after major development
Public opinion and Tracey Crouch’s independent review mean Man United will not attempt another breakaway league any time soon.
So says finance boffin Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about recent developments with regards to the Super League.
As relayed by The Times on 23 November, the European Parliament has convincingly voted to oppose the pan-continental breakaway competition.
Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus are all still persisting with the Super League plot that was abandoned by its nine other co-founders in April.
The independent fan-led review into English football has meanwhile proposed several mechanisms to make boards more accountable to fans.
Maguire does not anticipate we will see United attempt to resurrect the Super League in the near future in light of these developments.
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“It was not a legally-binding vote but it was a vote to gauge public opinion,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
“It was very convincing in terms of the numbers that voted against it. But it isn’t enforceable.
“But given the Glazers’ public announcements and apologies asking for a second chance, I don’t see how they can revisit that particular table.
“Also, no matter how lucrative, it would also be inconsistent with the ‘golden share’ proposals of Tracey Crouch’s independent review.
“Any proposal to withdraw from an FA, EFL or Uefa-sanctioned competition would have to be approved or vetoed by fans.
“So for the time being at least, it looks like that particular avenue is a dead end.”
The Glazers have committed to a new era of dialogue with United fans since the Super League debacle seven months ago.
They have today (29 November) appointed German boss Ralf Rangnick as their interim manager until the end of the season.