Manchester United and Liverpool forced into Project Big Picture climbdown

  • They accept plan rejected but strategic review to take place
  • Combined £50m bailout offer to League One and Two

Liverpool and Manchester United have been forced into an embarrassing climbdown over their push to reform English football after a tense meeting of the Premier League’s 20 clubs on Wednesday.

Project Big Picture was left dead in the water, with clubs agreeing unanimously to engage in a new “strategic plan” for the future of English football. Proponents of the proposal were still claiming something like victory, however, insisting their ideas for reform remained on the table.

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