The first rumblings of the European Super League started on Sunday afternoon just as Manchester United were readying themselves to face Burnley in the Premier League.
With Gary Neville on commentary, and not much going on in the first half of the match, it was the perfect chance for the former United defender to start his passionate argument against the money grabbing competition.
After the game Ole Gunnar Solskjaer became the first manager of a 'big six' club to be asked about the breakaway and the United boss didn't really have much to say, considering he'd only found out about in on social media.
According to the Daily Mail, that's how all the playing side found out and they weren't too happy about it, or the fact the manager got thrown under the bus.
The players had a Zoom meeting on Monday with executive vice chairman Woodward in which the reception was 'lukewarm at best,' which is how I imagine everyone's responds to Ed Woodward.
The report also claims that United captain Maguire confronted the 49-year-old over the club's handling of the situation and th players being kept in the dark.
Bit more info on this from yesterday. I understand that Harry Maguire confronted Ed Woodward at the meeting over the players (who went out and played on Sky as the news broke) not knowing about the plans. Fair play to the United captain. https://t.co/Dsaon9njM8- Mike Keegan (@MikeKeegan_DM) April 20, 2021
"Some of the players were seriously unimpressed," a source told the newspaper, "Not only that they were left to find out by the media about what had happened but that their manager was left to face the press when the owners had concocted this.
"Woodward attempted to appease them but the response was lukewarm at best. It hasn't gone down well with many of them."
It's already been made clear by Bruno Fernandes that the Super League hasn't gone down well with all the players.
The club's leading goalscorer this season, took to Instagram to share his negative feelings about the new league.
United players weren't the only ones with an issue with Woodward, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin referred to him as a 'snake,' saying, "Ed Woodward called me last Thursday evening saying he's very satisfied with and fully supports the [Champions League] reforms and the only thing he wanted to talk about was FFP, when obviously he had already signed something else.
"...We didn't know we had snakes working close to us, but now we know."
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