Premier League clubs quit with competition in tatters

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The six Premier League clubs that were set to be involved in the planned European Super League have withdrawn from the breakaway competition.

Manchester United, Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham were all set to take part in the proposed tournament, alongside three La Liga teams from Spain and three of Italy’s Serie A sides.

Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona are the Spanish sides in question, with Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan being the Italian clubs.

On Tuesday evening, with pressure mounting on the participants amid widespread condemnation from fans, players, coaches and other clubs, the Premier League teams announced that they would not be competing in The Super League.

Man City were the first to announce that they were formally beginning the withdrawal process, before Arsenal, Liverpool, United and Tottenham released statements to say they would not be taking part.

Chelsea have note yet released a statement, butThe Independent understands that the club are on the verge of withdrawing following fan protests outside Stamford Bridge ahead of the Blues’ 0-0 draw against Brighton on Tuesday night.

Ahead of United’s withdrawal, the club’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward resigned from his role, with the 49-year-old set to leave his position at the end of the year.

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