"They're imposters, the owners of this club, the owners of Liverpool, owners of Chelsea, Manchester City, they're nothing to do with football in this country, there is 100 odd years of history in this country, of fans that have lived and loved these clubs, they need protecting, the fans need protecting".
Italy's Serie A called an emergency board meeting on Sunday to discuss a newspaper report saying broadcaster DAZN is involved in new plans for a breakaway European Super League, a league source told Reuters.
European football's governing body said it had learned that some English, Spanish and Italian clubs might announce a breakaway competition.
"We thank those clubs in other countries, especially the French and German clubs, who have refused to sign up to this".
"We note Federation Internationale de Football Association confirmed earlier this year that they and the six confederations would not recognise any such competition and, as such, any player or club involved may not be permitted to participate in any official competition which falls within the auspices of Federation Internationale de Football Association or their respective confederation".
It has been agreed the new-look Champions League will involve an initial phase where every club plays 10 matches each rather than the current group phase.
"Everton are spending £500 million to build a new stadium with the ambition to play in Champions League".
UEFA and English, Spanish and Italian football authorities announced on Sunday that any clubs who take part in a so-called European Super League would be banned from all other domestic and continental competitions.
"If this were to happen, we wish to reiterate that we.will remain united in our efforts to stop this cynical project, a project that is founded on the self-interest of a few clubs at a time when society needs solidarity more than ever".
Ferguson, who won the Champions League twice with Manchester United after having European success with Scottish club Aberdeen, said that he enjoyed "special nights" in the Champions League.
The Premier League is proud to run a competitive and compelling football competition that has made it the most widely watched league in the world.
Gary Neville, speaking on Sky Sports, said: "I'm not against the modernisation of football competitions, we have the Premier League, the Champions League, but I think to bring forward proposals in the midst of Covid and the economic crisis for all clubs is an absolute scandal".
"I'm not sure Manchester United are involved in this, as I am not part of the decision making process". "Deduct points off them all - to do it during a season, it's a joke". "It's just pure greed".
Juventus owner Andrea Agnelli, Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and AC Milan chief executive Ivan Gazidis would all have had a significant input into the Champions League discussions on Friday.
"The others include Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid".