"I was watching on television Chelsea against Inter and the people in Nice decided the beach was better. They didn't go to the game, the stadium was empty."
"I think the passion many Americans have for soccer deserves more. They deserve the best teams and invest to bring the best clubs to the US.
"But we, and some other clubs, were not able to give to the people the real quality football that can attract even more passion in this country."
im pretty sure he meant that many of his superstar players are away on post WC holiday and was only able to bring a lot of kids for the fans to see.
doesn’t that statement contradict his “ no player is bigger than the club ?”
those fans paid good money to watch the game cos it is Manchester United that will be in action and it is the duty of the manager to ensure any player, famous or not famous, who go out to the field must be proud of that badge on their shirt!