Manchester United fans continue to mount pressure on the club's owners, the Glazer family, by protesting outside Elland Road prior to their game against Leeds United.
Fans of the English clubs involved in the Super League all participated in protests outside their clubs' grounds throughout the week. The Super League proposal sparked unanimous outrage across the football world.
Manchester United, one of the 12 clubs involved in the Super League – withdrew their interest in the plans – along with every English club involved.
On Saturday, thousands of Manchester United fans rallied outside Old Trafford calling for the Glazer family to leave the club.
Just before United's match against Leeds on Sunday – a banner was flown above Elland Road which read: "2BN STOLEN #GLAZERSOUT"
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) April 25, 2021
Following the backlash, the Glazers released a rare open letter on Wednesday – apologising to Manchester for their involvement in the project.
In the statement, Joe Glazer wrote: "Over the past few days, we have all witnessed the great passion which football generates, and the deep loyalty our fans have for this great club.
"You made very clear your opposition to the European Super League, and we have listened. We got it wrong, and we want to show that we can put things right.
Neville calls for government intervention
Meanwhile, Gary Neville told Sky Sports that it was now down to governments to restructure and control England's pyramid structure. Neville has been audaciously vocal against the Super League since day one – and has been encouraging fans to mobilise and protest.
🗣 "We're going to have to take it off them, and the only people who can do that are the government."@GNev2 calls for the government to step in to take the power of the clubs away from the owners pic.twitter.com/TWBoCprmq5
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) April 25, 2021
"The scariest thing is that these people are regrouping back at base. This is their second attempt in eight months. 'Big Picture' was an attempt to change the '14 and 6' voting model, that is the sacrosanct thing in this country that holds it together. That is where the clubs last week probably thought 'we're not going to have a problem here.' Says Neville.
"They tried to change that with 'Big Picture', they've now come back with a second proposal. They'll come back with a third. They have to be stopped. They've obviously animated number 10 Downing Street, they've animated politicians, they've animated Royal Family, they've animated every single football fan in this country.
"They've got their work cut out because they've got an army against them."