UEFA Allows Manchester United And City To Play With Sister Clubs

Manchester City and Manchester United have been cleared to take part in the 2024–25 European champions season despite having sister clubs that enjoy shared ownership. This decision came as UEFA adopted transitional rules on the eligibility of multi-club ownership in the league. Clubs have up to June 3, 2024, to submit their entries.


Under the current rules at UEFA, no legal entity may have decisive influence or control over more than one club that takes part in the European competitions. However, a while back, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said the rule on multi-club ownership required some deep thought. This might be the thought that brought about the acceptance of these two teams by the club.

Multi-structure Ownership

Manchester City, which qualified for the Champions League, joined fellow City Football Group side Girona. Girona plays in the Spanish La Liga. On the other hand, Manchester United reached the Europa League

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