Man United is one of two teams who could be included in the FFP debacle in the Premier League. During the international break, Everton’s 10-point deduction for breaking Premier League financial rules has taken centre stage, but two more teams may potentially be involved in the situation.
With 10 points removed from the Merseyside club in the Premier League rankings this season, Sean Dyche’s team is now in the relegation zone.
The decision has infuriated the club’s supporters, and many in the football community believe that the Premier League has used the Toffees as an example.
“The club will monitor with great interest the decisions made in any other cases concerning the Premier League’s profit and sustainability rules,” Everton declared in a strongly worded statement following the verdict.
Man City was accused of violating financial fair play regulations more than a hundred times in February of last year, purportedly spanning a nine-year span from 2009 to 2018.
The Premier League and Football Association are also looking into Chelsea for covert payments made by businesses owned by Roman Abramovich, the owner of the Blues, between 2003 and 2022. The current ownership group self-reported these payments.
Two more teams might now be included in the mess as inquiries into the lack of follow-up around Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers, who were both accused by UEFA of infractions of minor regulations, are being made.
United was fined £257,000 in July for violating financial laws that were in place from 2019 to 2022. Similar infractions three years earlier resulted in a £175,000 sanction for Wolves.
Everton supporters will find this inconsistent, considering Man United and Wolves were found guilty by UEFA without facing any charges or an inquiry.
Regarding these UEFA regulation violations, it’s unclear if both clubs are in the clear with the Premier League, but it’s definitely something to keep an eye on.