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Premier League decides on punishment for Man United over Super League

Manchester United Head Coach / Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer walks off at the end of the Premier League match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford on March 14, 2021 in Manchester, United Kingdom. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)

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Manchester United along with five other English sides involved in the European Super League have reached a combined £22million financial settlement with the Premier League. United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea announced themselves as founding members of the tournament in April.

However, after 48 hours of protests from fans, pundits and players, and opposition from UEFA, FIFA, the Premier League, and even the British Government, all six clubs eventually withdrew.

Any club which signs up for a similar project in the future will be liable to a penalty of £25million, as well as a 30-point deduction. The money will go to community projects and grassroots football – not to any other Premier League clubs.

The final settlement is considerably smaller than the heavy points deduction and £15million fine per club that was initially proposed by the Premier League last month.


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