Manchester United Players Set for Massive Wage Cut After Failing to Secure Top Four Finish

A host of ​Manchester United players will have their pay reduced by 25% next campaign after finishing outside of the Premier League top four this year.

The Red Devils were dire during their 1-1 draw at already-relegated Huddersfield Town on Sunday, a result that confirmed they would not be playing Champions League football next term. 

As reported in the Football Leaks revelations, the majority of contracts at United contain a clause that sees squad members lose a quarter of their earnings in that eventuality, with a number of star names set to pay the price for their end-of-season slump.

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​Alexis Sanchez is amongst those to face a salary reduction, with the former ​Arsenal forward poised to drop £125,000 of his mammoth £500,000-a-week packet if he remains at Old Trafford.


The ​Daily Mail report that goalkeeper David de Gea, striker Romelu Lukaku and midfielder Fred join Sanchez on the list of those affected by failure to secure a place in Europe's premier club competition for next season.


Paul Pogba takes a larger financial hit than many teammates, though, the Frenchman set to lose out on a £1.9m bonus. In addition to his annual salary, the 26-year-old receives the extra sum if his side qualify for the ​Champions League.

Whereas ​United tend to use deterrence, ​Premier League rivals like the Gunners and neighbours ​Manchester City incentivise contracts with rewards for winning certain trophies and reaching the top level of European football.

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Because of missing out, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side will be deprived of up to £65m in television revenue and prize money, though the problem will be exacerbated if they fail to place in the top four next campaign.


A second successive year outside of the Champions League will see their kit deal with Adidas altered, United having their sponsorship fee cut by 30%. For next season at least, the German sportswear giants will only hold off on £20m of the annual £750m they give the club.


Source : 90min

Source: 90min