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Aston Villa brilliantly troll Manchester City amid European Super League storm

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Aston Villa return to Premier League action on Wednesday when they face Premier League champions elect Manchester City.

It will be their first game in 11 days and first since the painful 2-1 defeat at Liverpool when Dean Smith’s men were denied a point by a late goal from Trent Alexander-Arnold.

It will also be their first match since the football world was rocked by the revelation the Premier League’s ‘big six’ have signed up to play in a European Super League.

Along with the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United, Wednesday’s opponents are one of the self-appointed grandees of English football to make the move.

And while Villa’s chief executive Christian Purslow has come out and branded the idea ‘grotesque’ and captain Jack Grealish has retweeted Mesut Ozil’s scathing reaction – the club’s social media team have also taken a cheeky swipe.

One of the main arguments for the European competition is the amount of money it would generate, with some suggesting £300million a year.

So Villa used their official Twitter account to make that point, posting a picture of the appropriately named Matty Cash – and the captain ‘TWO days until #AVLMCI’

Purslow was rather less jovial in an interview with BBC Radio 4 this morning.

“The scheme is designed to take away that uncertainty (relegation) and to give predictability to their businesses so that if they’re badly managed or have a poor year, they’re still in the premier tournament,” Purslow told the BBC.

“Does that sound like sport or football to you? To me it sounds like a grotesque concept.”

Purslow added that he believes the plans could be stopped if football’s governing bodies come together in opposing them.

“It would be extraordinarily difficult for this to fly if the core football authorities of Fifa, Uefa and Premier League were so adamantly against it.”

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