Fernandes becomes first Man Utd player to break silence on European Super League

Bruno Fernandes has become the first Manchester United player to publicly speak out over plans for a new European Super League.

The Red Devils ace shared a post from Portuguese team-mate Daniel Podence which appeared to condemn the proposed breakaway.

Podence’s post read: "The ball. The song. The dream. The Zidane's volley… Kaka's solo… Liverpool in Athens… Ole in Barcelona… Cris and Seedorf… There some (sic) things we just can't really pay for."

Fernandes, whose club Manchester United are one of the driving forces behind plans for the European Super League, responded to Podence’s post with the words: “Enorme (Enormous).”

The Portuguese midfielder then shared the post to his own Instagram story with the caption: "Dreams can't be [bought]," alongside a heart and three clapping emojis.

Fernandes’ reaction will be of concern to Old Trafford chiefs who are seeking to push through the proposals, which were announced on Sunday evening.

Under current plans, 20 clubs will form the new European Super League – with the competition slated to begin in August of this year.

Manchester United are one of six “Founding Members” from the Premier League, including Arsenal, Tottenham, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City.

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    United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was asked on his opinion regarding the news but declined to make significant comment.

    He said: "I am dealing with the news this afternoon, the speculation. "I don’t think it is for me to comment on now. We just have to wait and see what happens.”

    "As I have said, I have seen the speculation or news this afternoon. I can’t comment. It is an issue for the clubs to comment on."

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