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Manchester City officially withdraws from Super League, UEFA reacts


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Manchester City became the first club to officially announce their withdrawal from the Super League on Tuesday night. 

Reports circulated earlier in the evening that both the Manchester club and Chelsea had decided to opt out of the breakaway league.

They are just two of six Premier League clubs to have signed up to the controversial venture, along with Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.

Reaction across the footballing world has been such that founding Super League members have been scrambling for high land.

Across Manchester, United vice-chairman Ed Woodward announced he'd be leaving his position at the end of 2021.

While pressure was growing on Juventus president Andrea Agnelli, and his Real Madrid counterpart Florentino Perez.

While Liverpool technically remain among the rebel alliance, their players want off the ship.

They collectively tweeted on Tuesday night, "We don't like it, and we don't want it to happen."

City took the matter further minutes later with a brief statement which read:

Manchester City Football Club can confirm that it has formally enacted the procedures to withdraw from the group developing plans for a European Super League.

The move has been greeted with glee by UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin.

24-hours earlier, his fellow UEFA Executive Committee members had been threatening City, Real Madrid and Chelsea with expulsion from this season's Champions League.

But reacting to City's withdrawal, Ceferin said, "I am delighted to welcome Manchester City back to the European football family.

"They have shown great intelligence. City are a real asset for the game and I am delighted to be working with them for a better future”

It's highly unlikely City will be the last club to ditch the Super League.

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