UFC megastar and Manchester United fan Conor McGregor has supplied to buy the Old Trafford membership in a cheeky tweet amid the carnage unfolding as plans for a brand new European Super League crumbled on Tuesday night time.
United have been one of 12 groups to announce they might be half of the breakaway new Super League on Sunday, triggering widespread outrage among the many Old Trafford devoted amid broader opprobrium within the soccer neighborhood for the ill-conceived plans.
By Tuesday, the brand new league appeared on the brink of collapse as the information broke that Chelsea and Manchester City – two different groups who had additionally signed up for the mission – have been making ready to withdraw from the league simply days after it had been born.
One of the casualties of the chaos was Manchester United vice-chairman Ed Woodward, who reportedly resigned from his place after a backlash from fans.
Other United fans turned their ire on the membership’s broadly despised American owners the Glazer household, with co-chairman Joel Glazer going through calls to observe Woodward out of the door.
Capitalizing on the chaos was McGregor – a United fan since his childhood and with a net worth of round $120 million, though probably far increased after he reportedly offered his stake in his Proper Twelve Whisky empire.
“Hey guys, I’m thinking about buying Manchester United! What do you think?” McGregor wrote on Tuesday in a tongue-in-cheek tweet.
Hey guys, I’m fascinated about shopping for Manchester United! What do you suppose?
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 20, 2021
With the membership valued at greater than $three billion, it appears even a person of McGregor’s deep pockets may wrestle to stump up the requisite funds, as a lot as he would really like to step in as a United fan.
I see my son after I take a look at this. Thank you for sharing. This is an image from my colleges “sports day”, and that notorious Grey Utd jersey, I truly purchased myself with my communion cash at eight years of age. I’d love to know the place it’s now.A really Notorious soccer jersey! https://t.co/1NxLZYJMXt
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 26, 2019
McGregor, 32, chimed in after plans for the European Super League lay in ruins as it emerged that Chelsea and Manchester City have been set to withdraw, as nicely as a quantity of the opposite 12 ‘founder’ groups of the competitors.
Pitched as ‘the future of football’ by its initiators, the 20-team European Super League could be a direct rival to the UEFA Champions League.
The Super League would see groups play midweek matches in two 10-team leagues throughout a ‘season’, earlier than the highest golf equipment would meet in a knockout competitors beginning on the quarter-final stage.
The fifteen ‘founder’ groups could be everlasting members of the league, whereas 5 others would be a part of yearly on an as-yet undetermined foundation.
The plans now appear useless, nonetheless, with all eyes on the Super League’s chairman, Real Madrid boss Florentino Perez, and whether or not he’ll try to one way or the other press forward with the dying mission.