Luke Shaw Wants The Premier League Season To Be Declared Void
Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw has claimed the Premier League season should be declared void if games cannot be played soon.
It was confirmed on Friday that the return of Premier League football has no definitive date after a crisis meeting took place.
Initially football in England was suspended until April 30 due to the coronavirus outbreak but in a statement released on Friday, the Premier League stated the current campaign will only resume when it is safe to do so.
And now Manchester United defender Shaw, who has helped the club to a fifth place finish after 29 games played thus far, has said the Premier League should now be "scrapped".
"Scrap it and start again. Start it again yeah." he said during the Combat Corona FIFA competition on Twitch.
"It's gotta be you know. If we can't carry it on it's got to be void."
If the season is declared void, then it would be 'likely' that last season's standing will come into play, according to The Mail, who report that Manchester United would face another campaign in the Europa League after finishing sixth.
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As mentioned earlier, the Premier League released a statement on Friday after a crisis meeting.
It read: "It was acknowledged that the Premier League will not resume at the beginning of May - and that the 2019/20 season will only return when it is safe and appropriate to do so.
"The restart date is under constant review with all stakeholders, as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic develops and we work together through this very challenging time.
"The Premier League is working closely with the whole of professional football in this country, as well as with the Government, public agencies and other relevant stakeholders to ensure the game achieves a collaborative solution.
"With this, there is a combined objective for all remaining domestic league and cup matches to be played, enabling us to maintain the integrity of each competition.
"However, any return to play will only be with the full support of Government and when medical guidance allows."
The Premier League's overriding priority is to aid the health and wellbeing of the nation and our communities. The 2019/20 season will only return when it is safe and appropriate to do so.- Premier League (@premierleague) April 3, 2020
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It has also been confirmed that a £20 million donation will be given to the NHS, with £125 million being pumped into the EFL and the National League to help clubs struggling financially.