In recent days, we have all witnessed the great passion that football generates and the deep loyalty of our fans to this great club. You made your opposition to the European Super League very clear and we have listened to you. We are wrong and we want to show that we can fix things.
Although the wounds are raw and I understand that it will take time for the scars to heal, I am personally committed to rebuilding trust with our fans and learning from the message they conveyed with such conviction.
We continue to believe that European football must be more sustainable across the pyramid in the long term. However, we fully accept that the Super League was not the right way to do it.
In seeking to create a more stable foundation for the game, we do not show enough respect for its deep-rooted traditions – promotion, relegation, the pyramid – and so we are sorry.
This is the largest football club in the world and we unreservedly apologize for the disturbances caused in recent days. It is important for us to correct that. Manchester United has a rich heritage and we recognize our responsibility to live up to its great traditions and values.
The pandemic has posed many unique challenges and we are proud of the way Manchester United and their fans in Manchester and around the world have reacted to the enormous pressures during this period. We also realize that we need to communicate better with you, our fans, because you will always be at the heart of the club.
In the background, you can be sure that we will take the necessary steps to rebuild relationships with other stakeholders throughout the game, with a view to working together on solutions to the long-term challenges facing the football pyramid.
At this time, our priority is to continue supporting all of our teams in their effort to achieve the best possible result for the season.
In closing, I would like to acknowledge that it is your support that makes this club so great, and we thank you.