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ENFIELD, ENGLAND - APRIL 18: The Captains armband of Jamie Bowden of Tottenham Hotspur is seen against the PL2 logo during the Premier League 2 match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre on April 18, 2021 in Enfield, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images) (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

The European Super League looks dead and just about buried before it even really started.

All six English clubs pulled out of the breakaway competition after fan and media backlash took over England amidst the announcement of the Super League.

Just 48 hours after the football world was shaken to its core, owners of the Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool have moved to leave the Super League and return to the status quo.

Manchester City and Chelsea were the first to make the decision to back out, they were also the two most hesitant clubs to join.

The other four quickly followed with statements declaring their exit from the league, crucially though, in those statements only Arsenal apologised to their fans.

Manchester United’s statement was followed by news that executive vice chairman Ed Woodward had resigned.

Woodward has been a constant source of anger for United fans, with many believing the club had lost its identity under his watch.

Reports emerged yesterday that Woodward was confronted by United captain Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw over the lack of communication from board level to the players and the face that manager Ole Gunner Solksjaer was left to face the media and deal with the questions alone.

Former Manchester United full-back and current Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville has been extremely vocal about his disappointment in his club and all the clubs joining the league.

Neville is being praised as the face of the movement to get the English teams to depart the controversial new venture and return to the Premier League as they were.

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson took to twitter to vent his feelings about the proposed move.

Henderson said all players were against the move.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said the contract the clubs had signed to be founding members of the new competition were legally binding and that there was no getting out of it.

How the English clubs go about exiting the deal they only just entered remains to be seen, but for now it seems football has been saved.