Wayne Rooney supports former Man United teammate Gary Neville’s criticism in the European Super League
Wayne Rooney backs opposition to controversial European Super League … but Manchester United legend insists his former club will always consider their fans when making breakaway decisions
- Wayne Rooney supported Gary Neville’s criticism of the European Super League
- The former Manchester United striker said he understood people’s frustrations
- Rooney, however, insisted that his old club should always consider the feelings of their fans
- The Derby boss said he wanted to know more about the proposals
Wayne Rooney says he understands the anger and frustration over European Super League proposals, warning that any relocation of the Premier League by England’s Bix Six football clubs would not be ‘a great look’.
Rooney’s longtime Manchester United teammate Gary Neville was vociferous in his criticism of the plan, describing it as ‘disgraceful’ and a ‘criminal act against the fans’.
Rooney has been more cautious in his response and wants to know more about the implications for English football before giving his full opinion.
Wayne Rooney (left) said his former teammate Gary Neville was right about his criticism of the European Super League
The Derby County manager said, “What Gary Neville says is true, but what’s important is let’s see what comes out.
Once the information is released, I’m sure a lot of people will be animated. If it’s not the right information, I’m one of them.
‘I totally understand the frustration. If they were to completely break away from the Premier League and the national cup competitions in England, I don’t think that would be a great look.
‘Football is doing fine as it is at the moment. Let’s see if they want to improve that or if it’s a step back.
‘I wonder what information will come out instead of jumping with the gun. Only then will I give my true feelings about it.
The former Manchester United striker said he understood fans’ frustration and anger
Whether it’s good news or bad news, we all have a clearer opinion of the situation. It could be a lot of wasted words.
“I could say,” Who are the six best clubs in this country? ” There are a lot of teams fighting to get into the top four, that’s the first point.
“It’s strange timing and a strange situation to come out, but there are certainly reasons for that. But it is best to wait and see what information comes out about how it will actually work. The people in charge of these clubs are not stupid.
“ The only thing I hope it gets out is that the Premier League is somehow protected and rewarded so that these clubs can do what they intend to do.
‘What you should look at is the history of English football. If this is anything on top of what we have, the leagues that the teams play in, then that is a decision that those clubs have to make.
Rooney insisted that the Red Devils will always take their fans into account when making decisions
If it’s something that helps non-competitive football, League One, League Two, Championship and other Premier League clubs, I’m sure they’ll argue about that.
It is clear that there is a lot of money in football, just as there is a lot of money in golf, Formula 1 and tennis. Money is growing in most sports. That’s the way the world is going and we have to live in that time.
How that money is distributed is another matter and the protection of the Premier League and the English pyramid is the most important thing. I’m sure whatever discussions these clubs have had, they will take that into account. ‘
FIFA and UEFA have reacted angrily to the Super League’s plans and the fallout could mean that any player involved in the new competition will be banned from representing their country.
Rooney added: ‘I certainly wouldn’t give up playing for my country. I was very honored to play for my country. Despite Neville’s comments, Rooney defended United by saying his former club will always consider their fans when making decisions.
“I’ve been able to work at Manchester United for so long,” he said. The last thing Manchester United would try to jeopardize is their relationship with the fans. I am sure of that.
All they will be looking at is from a point of view to move the club forward, but also to help the fans stay engaged.
‘We actually played in the league they are talking about in the preseason. We played in the Champions Cup with Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham, Liverpool, Arsenal, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Inter Milan, Bayern Munich, all these teams.
‘I’m sure they want to expand that. Seems like they are trying to take that out of the preseason and do it during the season. ‘