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UEFA Issue New Statement After Manchester United and Manchester City Withdraw From the European Super League

Mudeet Arora
UEFA respond to Man Utd and Man City withdrawing from the European Super League
UEFA respond to Man Utd and Man City withdrawing from the European Super League / Charlotte Tattersall/Getty Images

After the news of Manchester United and Manchester City pulling out of the European Super League was made official, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has said that it is crucial that the 12 clubs who wanted to form this league can 'move on' after making a big mistake by doing what they did.

Plans for the proposed Super League were destroyed after some of the founding clubs backed out amid fan backlash.

Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal announced their withdrawals from the breakaway league after widespread protests from fans.

After the whole withdrawal process was completed, Ceferin welcomed the news as he hoped for the clubs to be involved in ushering a new era at UEFA.

“I said yesterday that it is admirable to admit a mistake and these clubs made a big mistake," an official statement from Ceferin read.

He added, "But they are back in the fold now and I know they have a lot to offer not just to our competitions but to the whole of the European game. The important thing now is that we move on, rebuild the unity that the game enjoyed before this and move forward together."

Meanwhile, the European Super League also released a statement after the Premier League teams withdrew their name from the proposal.