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Manchester United co-director apologizes for ESL issue

 

Manchester United co-director Joel Glazer says the club "apologize wholeheartedly for the turmoil" brought about by the proposed European Super League. 


The uncommon public remark from the American came after Liverpool proprietor John W Henry apologized to allies. 


Joined together, Liverpool and four other Premier League sides pulled out from the ESL on Tuesday after a kickback. 


"We neglected to show sufficient regard for its profound established customs," Glazer said in an open letter to fans. 


The 50-year-old conceded endeavors "in looking to make a more steady establishment for the game" didn't respect the shows of advancement and assignment inside the more extensive football pyramid. 


"For that we are grieved," he said. "This is the world's most noteworthy football club and we apologize energetically for the distress caused during these previous few days. 


"Manchester United has a rich legacy and we perceive our duty to satisfy its extraordinary practices and qualities." 


BBC Sport's Simon Stone said: "It is uncommon for sure for Glazer to talk about United. He has done one meeting with MUTV at the hour of the takeover in 2005 - and that is it." 


Glazer said they will attempt to "modify connections" across football "with the end goal of cooperating on answers for the drawn out difficulties confronting the football pyramid". 


"We additionally understand that we need to more readily speak with you, our fans, since you will consistently be at the core of the club," he proceeded. 


The Duke of Cambridge, who is leader of the Football Association, said in a tweet that he is satisfied that football allies' resistance to the ESL had been "heard and tuned in to". 


Prior on Wednesday, Henry assumed sole liability for the "superfluous pessimism", saying: "In this undertaking I've allowed you to down. 


"The undertaking set forward was never going to remain without the help of the fans. 


"Over these 48 hours you were certain that it would not stand. We heard you. I heard you."

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