This morning we learned that Manchester City’s two-year Champions League ban has been overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
They came to the conclusion that City did not disguise equity funding but failed to co-operate with UEFA, meaning the punishment facing the Premier League is only a £10m fine.
The whistleblower, Rui Pinto, who exposed City to UEFA is currently in Portuguese jail.
United have respected the rules of FFP for years. If anything, we spend less than what we can afford to because the Glazer family take money out for their own benefits, rather than prioritising the club and ensuring the manager in question has better players to work with.
This means City will be allowed to play in the Champions League and it puts pressure on Chelsea, Leicester and maybe United to push it between now and the end of the season.
The Red Devils can jump to third in the Premier League tonight with a win over Southampton.
But United fans weren’t happy with the news concerning City, as seen below via Twitter:
Man City's fine has been reduced to £10m.
@Paddy Power –
Ed Woodward seeing FFP rules no longer apply:
@Jordan Clarke –
Well FFP is useless then. What a joke
FFP is the most pointless thing ever.
FFP no get meaning again