Manchester United set to vote against cancelling the ongoing Premier League season amidst the outbreak of the Coronavirus.
The worst thing for a Manchester United fan is to watch Liverpool tasting glory and the Reds winning the Premier League certainly tops the list, as all this while Manchester United fans mocked Liverpool for never winning the Premier League which started 2 decades back.
Yet, Manchester United, according to the Mirror, is opting to vote against suspending the Premier League season even though Liverpool is closest to win their maiden title since the inception of the Premier League, as they only need to win 2 of the remaining 9 games.
The Premier League are set for talks on Thursday regarding the future of the current season. A boardroom source at one club expects Premier League chairmen and chief executives to opt for the plan that suits their own agenda.
Although, Manchester United has its own agenda too in not cancelling the league season. The Red Devils are currently fifth in the Premier League, only three points behind fourth-place Chelsea.
However, after missing out on the Champions League last season, if United miss out on the Champions League for consecutive years, their current Adidas kit sponsorship is slashed dramatically by a reported 30 per cent.
If United fail to secure Champions League football in two consecutive years Adidas reduce their payment by 30% https://t.co/sDNTuSFy1l
— Jonny Ross (@thejonnyross) September 17, 2019
The rumours of league suspension have been fuelled after West Ham’s vice-chairman, Karren Brady advocated for the suspension of the league season, which was viewed as a way to save his club from potential relegation.
West Ham currently placed 16th in the table and tied on points with 18th-placed Bournemouth who sit in the relegation zone. As of now, the league has been suspended till April 3rd.
But under the current situation, there are no guarantees that things will improve by then and further postponement in leagues will see huge shocks in the football calendar.