The European Super League is on the brink of immediate collapse after a dramatic day saw several of the clubs involved signal their intention to withdraw from the controversial competition.

All six of the Premier League clubs have announced they are pulling out, with reports claiming other European sides will also quit

Manchester United's executive vice chairman Ed Woodward is also set to leave the Old Trafford club as the fall-out from the contentious scheme continues.

Chelsea fans protested outside Stamford Bridge with fans slamming the perceived "greed" of the planned new midweek competition.

Their club are set to pull out, with Manchester City later saying they had also “formally enacted the procedures to withdraw from the group developing plans for a European Super League”.

Liverpool, on Tuesday night, followed suit as did Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United, the Gunners "apologising" for "making a mistake" to join in the first place.

Players at a number of the clubs are said to have expressed strong misgivings about potential involvement in the competition, which has been blasted by many in the game as a closed-shop competition driven by the greed of a self-appointed European elite.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson had earlier pledged to take legislative action to halt the process, saying the Super League was “against the basic principles of competition".

The Manchester United Supporters Trust said: “While actions speak louder than words, we were struck by the strength of commitment from the prime minister.”

The controversial League was intended to include six teams from the Premier League plus others from Italy and Spain. Leading clubs in Germany and France knocked back the chance to join before Sunday night's announcement.

Culture secretary Oliver Dowden said: “The whole ESL move shows how out-of-touch these owners are. They have completely misjudged the strength of feeling from fans, players and the whole country. Football is for the fans. Our fan-led review will still happen and I remain convinced of the need for reform. We must make sure this never happens again.”