Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes said “dreams cannot be bought”, referring to the Super League. It is the first voice in a founding club to criticize the project.
It is the first voice within the twelve founding clubs to criticize the Super League. Bruno Fernandes, who plays for Manchester United, wrote in an Instagram story on Monday: “Dreams cannot be bought”. He responded to another story, that of Daniel Podence, Wolverhampton player, who praised “the dream” of the Champions League, thus indirectly criticizing the project of a closed European league.
In his original post, Podence was displayed in the jersey of Olympiakos (he played 12 C1 games with the Greek club), starry ball under his arm. Below, a line reads: “The ball. The anthem. The dream …” In the caption, the Portuguese added: “Zidane’s volley … Kaka’s solo goal … Liverpool in Athens. […] There are things we really can’t pay for. ”A message that obviously touched Fernandes, who applauded him through emojis.
Ferguson and Neville had already risen up
If several former United history had already taken a stand against the project, including Gary Neville or Sir Alex Ferguson, no player in the current workforce had yet expressed the slightest reservation against the Super League. The criticism is not direct, but the message has the merit of being strong. He also comes from a team executive, as Fernandes is the Red Devils’ top scorer this year.
Most of the players in the clubs concerned had hitherto dodged the subject or declared that they would follow their club’s decision. This is the case of Diego Simeone, coach of Atlético, or Thomas Tuchel, coach of Chelsea, recently interviewed at a press conference.