Manchester United are one of the biggest clubs in the world and have one of the most expensive squads in the Premier League. Despite passing through a difficult spell this season, the club still commands financial power all over the world.
The Red Devils will pay over £150 million on player salaries this season as they bid to play in the UEFA Champions League this season. Interestingly, the club generates its massive income from sponsorship deals and commercial which helps them afford expensive demands of the players.
According to Spotrac, United are the biggest spender in the league on wages, with some players pocketing huge sums of money. David de Gea and Paul Pogba are top of the pile of stars currently at the club in terms of their basic earnings. But on-loan flop Alexis Sanchez is ranked alongside them, despite him switching to Inter Milan for the season. In contrast one of United’s top performers so far this season, Scott McTominay, is one of the lowest earners.
De Gea signed a new six-year contract at Old Trafford in the summer, making him the club’s highest-paid player on a staggering £375,000 per week – which totals £19.5million a year. His latest deal pitches him just ahead of Sanchez, who will collect £18.2m over the course of the year, although some of that will be subsidised by loan club Inter.
United’s star man and wantaway midfielder Pogba makes up the top three, with a £290,000 weekly salary which equates to annual earnings of just over £15m. Strike pairing Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford are the only other two players whose wages top £200,000. Martial picks up a cool £250k-a-week (£13m-a-year), with Rashford close behind on £200k (£10.4m).
New £85m defender Harry Maguire is next on weekly wages just shy of £190k-a-week (£9.8m) and at the opposite end of the spectrum, McTominay earns £10,000-a-week (£520k) – enough to have three teams full of the Scot for the price of one de Gea.
Perhaps more surprisingly, McTominay cashes in less than Timothy Fosu-Mensah (£15k), Diogo Dalot (£25k), and reserve keeper Lee Grant (£30k). Other notable earners include Fred – who is costing United over £6m per year following his £50m signing last summer. Benchwarmer Nemanja Matic sneaks into the top 10 (£6.2m per year), while Chris Smalling is on over £3m per year whilst on loan at Roma.
Wages of players at Manchester United
David de Gea – (£19.5m / £375k)
Alexis Sanchez (out on loan) – (£18.2m)
Paul Pogba – (£15m / £290k)
Anthony Martial – (£13m / £250k)
Marcus Rashford – (£10.4m / £200k)
Harry Maguire – (£9.8m / £189k)
Juan Mata – (£8.3m / £160k)
Luke Shaw – (£7.8m / £150k)
Fred – (£6.2m / £120k)
Victor Lindelof – (£6.2m / £120k)
Nemanja Matic – (£6.2 / £120k)
Ashley Young – (£6.2m / £120k)
Aaron Wan Bissaka – (£4.6m / £90k)
Eric Bailly – (£4.1m / £80k)
Marcos Rojo – (£4.1m / £80k)
Phil Jones – (£3.9m / £75k)
Jesse Lingard – (£3.9m / £75k)
Chris Smalling – (£3.6m / £70k)
Sergio Romero – (£3.6m / £70k)
Daniel James – (£67k)
Matteo Darmian – (£2.3m / £45k)
Lee Grant – (£1.5m / £30k)
Andreas Pereira – (£1.5m / £30k)
Diogo Dalot – (£1.3m / £25k)
Timothy Fosu-Mensah – (£780k / £15k)
Mason Greenwood – (£15k)
Scott McTominay – (£520k / £10k)
Axel Tuanzebe – (10k)