Ed Woodward holds ’emergency meeting’ with ‘unimpressed’ Man Utd stars over ESL

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Manchester United chief Ed Woodward has held an “emergency meeting” with the club’s “unimpressed” players over the European Super League saga.

The Red Devils were one of the 12 teams to join the breakaway league alongside the other Premier League “Big Six” clubs Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham, three Spanish sides and three Italian clubs.

But the announcement has been greeted with fury across the footballing world, with club legend Gary Neville left “absolutely disgusted” at his former side.

One of the main architects of the ESL is Woodward, who has resigned from a role at UEFA following the news.

And the Mail have reported that the United chief has held an emergency meeting with the players, who have been left “seriously unimpressed”.

Some members of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad were “angered” after finding out about the ESL through media outlets.

And Woodward gave them a briefing during a Zoom call to the stars at the training base to explain the club’s stance.

But the report states that the squad’s reception of the United chief’s explanation was “lukewarm at best”, according to an insider.

While the source said that some stars felt the manager had been “thrown under the bus” when he faced questions on the subject following the 3-1 in over Burnley on Sunday.

United’s top-scorer Bruno Fernandes has given his thoughts already as he shared a post condemning the plans on Instagram.

Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan, Inter and Juventus are the other six clubs to sign up for the tournament.

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  • While three more founding members are set to be established in the coming weeks.

    United’s owner Joel Glazer had taken a prominent role in the affair as he is set to become a vice-chairman in the new league – led by Real president Florentino Perez.

    But the plans have been slammed by UEFA, with president Aleksander Ceferin calling it a “spit in the face”.

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