Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has given his response to Manchester United CEO Ed Woodward and the Super League plans.
The Super League proposals came crashing down on Tuesday night, just 48 hours after they were announced, when all six of the Premier League clubs involved, including Arsenal, withdrew.
Woodward was a leading voice in the project with Manchester United owner Joel Glazer set to become the vice-president of The Super League, behind Florentino Perez.
But with all but Barcelona and Real Madrid now withdrawing from the competition on the back of intense criticism and protests from fans, that will not be the case.
And Woodward has paid the ultimate price, resigning after what he reportedly described as the ‘biggest mistake of his career’.
Though, FIFA chief and former Gunners boss Wenger is not exactly sympathetic, criticising the poorly put together plan and even having a chuckle at The Super League’s expense.
“Well, I would say he realised the project was not well prepared, and I don’t know what Woodward will do,” he told BeIn Sports.
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“But, look, if you want to create a Super League with two groups of 10 teams and you come out with only 12, and you know you can lose some, (laughs) your project is not very solid.”
Woodward may not be the last of the executives to walk away over The Super League project, with many owners and club chiefs now under intense criticism, even after walking away from the plans.
That includes Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke, the Glazer family at Manchester United and Liverpool’s owners FSG, with calls from some supporters of those clubs for them to move on.