Sir Alex Ferguson has sent a message to his former club Manchester United and other European clubs involved in Super League plans with a throwback to his Dunfermline days.
Manchester United and the rest of the top six clubs in England have stated their intent to form a breakaway league with La Liga’s Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid and Serie A’s AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus. It’s received widespread condemnation from the football community.
While most famous for his exploits with Manchester United, Ferguson was a player with Dunfermline prior to his Old Trafford dugout stint. Also a legendary boss in Aberdeen, Ferguson is wholly opposed to Super League plans.
He said (Reuters): “Talk of a Super League is a move away from 70 years of European club football. Both as a player for a provincial team Dunfermline in the 60s and as a manager at Aberdeen winning the European Cup Winners’ Cup, for a small provincial club in Scotland it was like climbing Mount Everest.
“Everton are spending £500 million to build a new stadium with the ambition to play in Champions League. Fans all over love the competition as it is. In my time at United, we played in four Champions League finals and they were always the most special of nights.”
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