“We continue to believe that European football needs to become more sustainable throughout the pyramid for the long-term. However, we fully accept that the Super League was not the right way to go about it.
“In seeking to create a more stable foundation for the game, we failed to show enough respect for its deep-rooted traditions –promotion, relegation, the pyramid – and for that we are sorry.
“This is the world’s greatest football club and we apologise unreservedly for the unrest caused during these past few days.
“It is important for us to put that right.”
To put that right, spending some of the club’s money – not their own, it’s worth pointing out – would be a positive step in the right direction.
They never backed David Moyes, Van Gaal or Mourinho with the players they really wanted. There has long been a sense the Glazers do what is easy – such as paying £40m for Donny van de Beek – instead of what’s necessary (the signing of Sancho, in particular).
Yet they could be about to do something they’ve never done before: spend to make United title-winners.
Previously, they’ve parted ways with their cash to get the Red Devils back into the Champions League. Pogba and Di Maria were signed when United didn’t have a place in Europe’s top club competition.