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Man United chief Woodward ‘tells rebel clubs to accept relegation’

June3, 2020
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1 week agoManchester United chief Ed Woodward has reportedly told rebel clubs to accept relegation from the Premier League as part of Project Restart obligation as three teams dropping out of the top flight cannot be avoided.

Another meeting between Premier League shareholders is scheduled for Thursday when deciding league positions if the season is not completed is set to be discussed.

United executive vice-chairman Woodward indicated over the phone last week that clubs should realise that three clubs being relegated to the Championship is part of the Project Restart process, according to The Telegraph. 

Manchester United chief Ed Woodward has reportedly told rebel clubs to accept relegation

Norwich are currently bottom of the Premier League, six points adrift of safety

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He reportedly pointed out to other top-flight CEOs that it would not just be the relegated clubs that would feel the effects if the season resumed but was halted again and that three clubs must go down.

Premier League clubs agreed to resume the season later this month just last week in what was a huge breakthrough for their Project Restart plans. 

At the start of May Premier League clubs threatened to vote to relegate the bottom three if they blocked Project Restart proposals. The idea of scrapping relegation if the season is completed on neutral grounds was raised at a meeting last month, but quickly dismissed. 

Aston Villa are in 19th place in the Premier League standings with 10 games left to play

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Project Restart is well underway, with all 20 Premier League sides back in full training ahead of the top flight’s return on June 17.

However plans are being put in place in case the coronavirus pandemic worsens and sport is stopped again.  

If the 2019-20 season cannot be finished the most likely solution to decide placings is an unweighted points-per-game system, as adopted by the EFL, which would mean Norwich, Aston Villa and 스위피게임 Bournemouth would drop down to the second tier of English football.

Sportsmail exclusively revealed on Tuesday night that Premier League clubs will be warned in the meeting on Thursday that any delay to Project Restart would cost them an extra £35million a week in broadcasting rebates.

Bournemouth are final team to make up relegation zone, but are only there on goal difference

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