‘Scrap it and start again’: Manchester United defender Luke Shaw risks wrath of his OWN fans by calling for Premier League season to be declared void if games can’t be played soon… which would mean his side miss out on Champions League place
- Luke Shaw has claimed that the Premier League season should be scrapped
- Manchester United would miss out on Champions League if season is void
- There has been much debate over what should happen with remaining fixtures
- Shaw stressed that it is hugely important to have fans in attendance at games
Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has risked the wrath of his own fans by claiming that the Premier League season should be declared void if it is unable to be finished soon.
With football in England currently suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, there is uncertainty over what will happen with the remaining fixtures.
United are currently in fifth place, and Shaw is adamant that the season should be scrapped if the games can’t be finished in May, even if it means that his side miss out on qualifying for the Champions League.
Luke Shaw feels the Premier League season should be scrapped if games aren’t played soon
Speaking during a Combat Corona Twitch FIFA competition, Shaw said: ‘Scrap it and start again. Start it again yeah. It’s gotta be you know. If we can’t carry it on it’s got to be void.’
If the season was declared void it is likely that last season’s standings would be taken into account when deciding European qualification. United finished sixth in 2018-19 so would face another season in the Europa League.
If the season was scrapped it would enrage Liverpool, who are 25 points clear at the top of the table as they look to secure their first league title in 30 years.
There have been suggestions that when it is safe to do so games could be played behind closed doors in quick succession, perhaps at neutral venues in the Midlands in June.
The Manchester United defender stressed the importance of having supporters at games
Shaw, however, stressed the importance of having supporters in attendance and said that it ‘doesn’t feel right’ to play without them’.
The 24-year-old experienced playing behind closed doors when United took on LASK Linz away in the Europa League last month.
He said: ‘Fans are so important. You realise it even more [now]. I think the sport is for fans really, do you know what I mean? I think if you don’t have fans, and you don’t play in front of fans, it just doesn’t feel right.
‘Especially on matchday the fans are always amazing and always help the team. Whether it’s home or even away, our fans are always brilliant and I feel like they’re always there with us.’
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