Watch: Sir Alex Ferguson comes out against the European Super League
Ex-Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has spoken out against plans for a European Super League.
The legendary manager, who led United between 1986 and 2013, voiced his opposition to the new proposal – which would see the Big Six break away from the Premier League and play in a league alongside the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus.
Ferguson, who won the Champions League twice, believes the Super League would mark the end of an era in European football.
He told 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.
He added: “I’m not sure Manchester United are involved in this, as I am not part of the decision making process.”
Gary Neville also spoke out against the plans.
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Sir Alex Ferguson's quotes on the 'European Super League'
"Talk of a Super League is a move away from 70 years of European club football. In my time at United, we played in four Champions League finals and they were always the most special of nights." pic.twitter.com/wh9dUIvkU9
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