Manchester United owner Joel Glazer has written an open letter to club fans following their involvement in the European Super League.
It all fell apart on Tuesday night following an outcry from the club’s fan base, with players like Luke Shaw publicly criticizing the proposals.
The controversial plans were announced on Sunday night, but just two days later all Premier League clubs decided to pull out.
Glazer was said to have been one of the instigators of the separation plans and was to be vice president.
In the letter, Glazer wrote: “To all Manchester United supporters,
“Over the past few days, we have all witnessed the great passion that football generates and the deep loyalty that our supporters have for this great club.
“You have clearly expressed your opposition to the European Super League, and we have listened. We were wrong and we want to show that we can fix things.
“While the wounds are believed and I understand it will take time for the scars to heal, I am personally committed to rebuilding trust with our fans and learning from the message you delivered with such conviction.
“We continue to believe that European football needs to become more sustainable across the pyramid in the long term. However, we fully admit that the Super League was not the right way to go about it.
“In seeking to create a more stable base for the game, we have failed to show enough respect for its deeply rooted traditions – promotion, relegation, pyramid – and we are sorry for that.
“It is the biggest football club in the world and we apologize wholeheartedly for the disturbances caused in recent days.
“It is important for us to correct this.
“Manchester United has a rich heritage and we recognize our responsibility to live up to its great traditions and values.
“The pandemic has raised so many unique challenges and we are proud of the way Manchester United and their fans in Manchester and around the world have responded to the tremendous pressures during this time.
“We also realize that we need to communicate better with you, our fans, because you will always be at the heart of the club.
“Behind the scenes, you can be sure that we will take the necessary steps to rebuild relationships with other stakeholders across the game, with a view to working together on solutions to the long-term challenges facing the football pyramid. .
“Right now our priority is to continue supporting all of our teams as they push for the strongest possible end of the season.
“In closing, I would like to acknowledge that it is your support that makes this club so great, and we thank you for that.
“With my best wishes,