Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said he has received a personal apology from Manchester United owners for the controversial plans to create a breakaway European Super League.
And this despite Avram Glazer, whose family owns a majority stake in the club, refusing to say sorry for United’s involvement in the abortive competition when approached by US Sky News correspondent Sally Lockwood this week.
Solskjaer says he has a “good relationship” with the American family and believes the owners are listening to the supporters.
“I communicated with the owners,” he said. “I apologize, personally, and they apologized to the fans when this [Super League plans] came out of.
“It’s a difficult position for me because I have to focus on football.
“I’ve always had a good relationship [with the owners]. They listen to me and they listen to the fans. I am sure there will be better communication to come. “
After the plans of 12 clubs, including six from England, to set up a Super League unraveled within days following much criticism from supporters, football authorities and politicians, United co-chairman Joel Glazer “apologizes wholeheartedly” to supporters.
He said, “We were wrong and we want to show that we can make it right.
“In seeking to create a more stable base for the game, we have failed to show enough respect for its deeply rooted traditions – promotion, relegation, pyramid – and we are sorry for that.
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This notice was published: 2021-05-05 15:55:00