The overall consensus amongst fans and media personalties were completely against the European Super League. It was one of those rare moments were everybody on the internet was completely together on a stance.
The players were unhappy about the time the news was released, they did not like the idea of not being informed before the game against Burnley. They were also upset about how manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was let out to dry and had to face the media with no knowledge according to the Daily Mail.
The whole situation is weird, why would the European Super League announce without a press conference or without even testing it out in the media? But instead they went all in with a deuce seven.
It has been a tumultuous beginning of the week for Man Utd fans, but good news only a mere 48 hours after the greedy owners initially decided to formally announce the league, the league is no more. The most controversial football league ever.
Both sides went into half-time with some decent chances, Chris Wood looked a threat for Burnley and Paul Pogba was close to scoring for Man Utd. The game would open up in the beginning of the second half as well as the scoring.
Burnley would respond a minute after the celebrations. James Tarkowski headed home off a corner leaving Harry Maguire on the ground. The game tightened back up and Rashford continued to look amazing on the ball.
Mason Greenwood would give Man Utd the lead again after Burnley could not clear their lines after a corner. The ball was pinged to Greenwood on the far right side of the box. Greenwood cut in and shot from a tight angle, his shot was deflected in, making it 2-1.
Man Utd would kill off the game after a stunning counter attack was finished off by an Edison Cavani tap in. Fernandes, Greenwood and Cavani combined well in the build up. Fernandes then found an open Donny van de Beek who stayed calm and played in Cavani to seal the points.
The news of Man Utd agreeing to participate in a European Super League broke before kick-off and stole the show after the game.
European Super League
Five other English sides to include: Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool would join Manchester United and clubs from Spain and Italy in the league. The league could have up to as many as 20 teams.
The news of the league was met with great disdain:
The clubs may also be punished by the governing bodies of their league. The FA could ban those teams from ever competing in their leagues again. There are also talks that it could impact the players on an international level as well, players that participate may not be allowed to play in certain competitions.
It is possible they could just be using the announcement as a filler out, one big focus group. The super league idea has been flirted with before, but never an announcement this drastic, stay tuned for more.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was coy in responding to the European Super League news stating that he had just heard about the news today and would not comment.
Greenwood had another great game today and was the likely man of the match, other players played well, Ole was asked about the return of form for Greenwood.
“Very. Very confident because he is a natural footballer, natural finisher. He is a fantastic finisher and I think the improvement in his overall game has been there for everyone to see and I have always known he was going to score goals. That was not an issue. I have liked the variety of his goals, more varied. Today both with his left, last week against Tottenham he went on the outside with his right which is a big thing.”
Man Utd will travel to take on Leeds next Sunday in the league, the first week off in a very long time.