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Manchester United icon Darren Fletcher has urged the Premier League to resume matches to Liverpool’s title campaign can continue.
There is an air of uncertainty surrounding the rest of the football season, which has been preliminarily suspended until April 3.
Liverpool are currently 25 points clear at the top of the table and are on course for their first top-flight title in 30 years.
“You can speculate about cup competitions and things like that, but the biggest thing for me is the Premier League, and the leagues have to be finished,” Fletcher told BBC Radio 5 Live. “Even the knock-on effect of that for the Champions League next season, forget about that, these are easier things to delay and cancel and postpone. When you’re 30 games into a Premier League season, it’s very difficult not to see it out.”
However, Fletcher fears it could lead UEFA creating a Super League consisting of just the biggest clubs, as they have proposed in the past.
“It will all come down to money, as everything does. The powers that be, the money involved, sponsorship deals,” he added. “The Champions League are not going to just accept that, there is no way they are going to accept that.
“The powerful clubs, there will be breakaways and even more of a push towards breakaway leagues on the back of it – 100 per cent. If you turned around to the Champions League and said it’s not happening, they will propose a breakaway and invite the teams that they want.
“It may actually be an excuse to get what they want anyway. They want that, a breakaway league. This may be the perfect opportunity to get that and go ‘we’re doing this next season if you want to cancel the Champions League next season, who’s in?’”