Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer never liked the European Super League concept and is glad supporters showed their anger as clubs ripped up this “bad idea”.

Iran Press/Europe: The Old Trafford giants were among the 12 founding members of the controversial breakaway competition announced late on Sunday evening – plans that swiftly and spectacularly unraveled.

United co-chairman and Super League vice-chairman Joel Glazer admitted “we got it wrong” after embarrassingly withdrawing from the competition on Tuesday evening along with the five other Premier League clubs involved.

Widespread and understandable anger remains, with a group of fans taking their protests to the training ground on Thursday and wider action planned in an attempt to change the ownership structure at Old Trafford.

United boss Solskjaer, speaking for the first time since the Super League was unveiled, said: “I’m very happy that the fans have voiced their opinion and that we’ve listened to them.

“In a strange sort of way it’s brought the football pyramid or community together and I think that’s important and I’m very happy… I’m a supporter myself, and there’ll be a day that I’ll come back and watch Man United and I want to watch a team even with a fear of failure."

“That’s what I thought about it. I didn’t like the concept anyway because it has to be on sporting merit. I want to earn the right to play in Europe," he added.


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