Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer glad over European Super League failure

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer glad over European Super League failure

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he never liked the European Super League concept and is glad supporters showed their anger which led to its collapse, but insists he continues to have a good working relationship with the Glazer family.

United were among 12 founding clubs confirmed as part of the breakaway competition late on Sunday evening, but those plans swiftly unravelled.

United co-chairman Joel Glazer, who was announced as Super League vice-chairman, admitted they "got it wrong" after withdrawing from the competition on Tuesday evening.

Solskjaer, speaking for the first time since the apology, said he was never on board with the concept: "I'm very happy that the fans have voiced their opinion and that we've listened to them.

"In a strange sort of way it's brought the football pyramid or community together and I think that's important and I'm very happy.

"I'm a supporter myself, and there'll be a day that I'll come back and watch Man United and I want to watch a team even with a fear of failure.

"That's what I thought about it. I didn't like the concept anyway because it has to be on sporting merit. I want to earn the right to play in Europe."

The United boss added: "I'm very happy that all the clubs that have admitted their mistake, that this was a bad idea and the way that it came out as well."

Solskjaer was keen to move onto Sunday's match against Leeds, live on Sky Sports, after an initial lengthy answer on the Super League but he continued to be pressed on the fall-out from the failed breakaway.

When asked if he believed the Glazers were the right custodians to take the club forward, he replied: "You know what I've said about the Super League and I'm so happy that all the owners, all the clubs involved agreed that this was a mistake.

"I've always had a good working relationship with the club and the owners.

"Of course behind the walls of the building we speak, they listened to my opinions and we're working to move Man United forward, of course."

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