Dundee United managing director Mal Brannigan says the Arabs don’t want to win the Championship without fulfilling all their games.
Robbie Neilson’s side hold a 14-point lead as they look to return to the Premiership. Football is on hold for now though as a global health pandemic causes widespread cancellation of sporting events.
Nobody really knows where we go from this point. For Brannigan though, he wants to see his side win the title on the park rather than on a technicality.
“My opinion, and that of the board, would be that we would like to see the season through,” he told the club’s YouTube channel. “I know the statement that has come through from UEFA very much gives us a bit of clear run as regards getting the league campaign finished.
“We can see the (Euro) 2020s will be held in 2021 and we’re not quite sure yet what is going to happen with the UEFA competitions, the Champions League and Europa League. I think the most important thing is that the national leagues be completed. We are top and we have been top since day one. We are 14 points clear and we are there on merit.
“We would like to see the season through and if we are still there by the end of the season then we have deserved to be promoted. It is much more important to us as an organisation to have that delivered because of what we have achieved rather than by default.
“That’s one of the other options being discussed, more by fans I think than the football authorities. The football authorities have a big job on their hands. They have a number of issues to look at and an enormous amount of intricacies to tie up.”
If United, for whatever reason, weren’t given the title after the results they’ve pulled out, heads would roll. Tannadice chiefs surely wouldn’t stand back and let a year’s work go to waste.
Brannigan is clearly hoping that they get to claim the Championship on the park. With so few games left to play before that eventuality, United will be desperate to seal things.
The virus is not expected to peak for at least another two months though, so they could be waiting a while for their crown.