Neville's former United teammate said that it was motivated by money and greed, and praised for not taking part.
And this has been proposed in various ways before.
Having gathered outside Stamford Bridge to protest Chelsea's involvement in a European Super League, fans cheered as the news filtered through that the club are set to perform a U-turn and pull out of the breakaway competition.
What has the reaction been? Simon Gleave is head of sports analysis at data specialists Nielsen Gracenote.
The breakaway clubs — six from the English Premier League plus three each from Spain and Italy — will be guaranteed places in the new competition in contrast to the Champions League, which requires teams to qualify via their domestic leagues.
During the same 10-year span, Spanish teams would also win the Europa League six times.