Sun: United among clubs leading push against Champions League reform
- European elite plan to increase the number of games played in the tournament.
- Premier League clubs worry that may come at the expense of the League Cup.
- The idea has been killed off for the moment.
According to the Sun, United are one of the clubs leading the fight against plans for the latest Champions League revamp.
It's been reported earlier that European top clubs, spearheaded by Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli, were pushing for the transformation of the biggest European football tournament.
According to those plans, the group stage would consist of four groups with eight teams in each, with twenty-four of them guaranteed participation.
However, a Premier League clubs delegation, led by United vice-chairman Ed Woodward and Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck, apparently succeeded in thwarting the idea.
Their concern was that the number of Champions League game would increase dramatically with finalists having to play 21 matches.
English clubs worry that may force them to drop one of their domestic cups, most probably, the EFL (Carabao) Cup.
A senior club chief told the Sun: "There's no agreement about any plans. None of the ideas on the table are acceptable.
"We all want more money and there is an acceptance that things will have to change. But the plans do not have any real support so they have to go away and think again."