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Manchester United’s American owner refuses to apologize over the failed European Super League plans

Summary List PlacementManchester United co-owner Avram Glazer has refused to apologize to supporters for the club's involvement in the failed European Super League. United was one of 12 teams who agreed to join the elite breakaway competition last month, which collapsed within two days after backlash from fans and soccer's governing bodies. Avram Glazer's brother and fellow United co-owner, Joel Glazer, was named co-chairman of the competition before it fell apart. Ahead of United's clash with Liverpool on Sunday, United fans protested against the Glazer family's ownership of the club by breaking into Old Trafford, leading to the postponement of the match. During the protest,...

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Manchester United co-owner Avram Glazer has refused to apologize to supporters for the club’s involvement in the failed European Super League.

United was one of 12 teams who agreed to join the elite breakaway competition last month, which collapsed within two days after backlash from fans and soccer’s governing bodies.

Avram Glazer’s brother and fellow United co-owner, Joel Glazer, was named co-chairman of the competition before it fell apart.

Ahead of United’s clash with Liverpool on Sunday, United fans protested against the Glazer family’s ownership of the club by breaking into Old Trafford, leading to the postponement of the match.

During the protest, six police officers were injured, one of whom suffered a slash wound to the face, said Greater Manchester Police.

Glazer was confronted by Sky News reporter Sally Lockwood in Florida on Wednesday, but refused to answer questions regarding the unrest amongst the fans.

“This an opportunity for you, an apology perhaps?,” Lockwood said to Glazer, who didn’t engage with her.

Glazer also remained silent when asked by Lockwood if it was “time to sell the club.”

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Following the collapse of the European Super League, Joel Glazer wrote an apology to United fans, saying he had failed to show respect to the “deep-rooted traditions” of English soccer

“Although the wounds are raw and I understand that it will take time for the scars to heal, I am personally committed to rebuilding trust with our fans and learning from the message you delivered with such conviction,” he said.

“We continue to believe that European football needs to become more sustainable throughout the pyramid for the long-term. However, we fully accept that the Super League was not the right way to go about it.

“In seeking to create a more stable foundation for the game, we failed to show enough respect for its deep-rooted traditions – promotion, relegation, the pyramid – and for that we are sorry.”

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