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Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson joins Super League opposition

Sir Alex Ferguson joins Super League opposition
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Sir Alex Ferguson claims that the proposal of the Super League will undo 70 years of European club history as he joins the opposition against the breakaway league.

Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson has condemned the plans for a European Super League, after 12 clubs agreed to join the breakaway league.

The manager who won Man United 38 trophies during his tenure at Old Trafford has claimed that the Super League proposal will undo 70 years of European club history.

Ferguson has joined supporters, pundits and football authorities in opposing the move that would see his former club, Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Arsenal, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus play in a midweek competition that requires no qualification for those founding teams.

Speaking to Reuters, Ferguson said: "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 £500m 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."

Gary Neville was also very critical of all clubs involved in agreeing to the Super League, claiming they should be punished with fines and point deductions.

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