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Man Utd flops ‘to have salaries slashed’ with Cristiano Ronaldo to lose £100k-a-week

Man Utd flops ‘to have salaries slashed’ with Cristiano Ronaldo to lose £100k-a-week

Cristiano Ronaldo and his  Manchester United  teammates are expected to take a financial damage as a result of the club’s failure to qualify for the Champions League.

Following a disastrous season at Old Trafford, some players’ weekly wages are expected to reduce by up to 25% next season.

Man United’s 4-0 defeat to Brighton proved that they are mathematically unable to qualify for Europe’s premier competition — and the burden will be borne by players like Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Portuguese superstar is the highest paid player at Old Trafford and in the Premier League, with a rumoured weekly income of roughly £510,000.

According to The Daily Mail, United placed terms in contracts that require a quarter reduction in the budget for next season to account for the drop in revenue.

If the condition is incorporated in his contract, Ronaldo’s salary could decrease to as low as £385,000 per week. And that is yet another substantial decrease in his salary, given he previously made a significant wage cut to secure his return to Old Trafford later. 

Other high-earning players at the club, like as David de Gea and Harry Maguire, might see their pay cut significantly.

In comparison to the Champions League, United will earn much less prize money and broadcast revenue if they qualify for the Europa League.

And the consequences will be felt even more if they finish seventh, qualifying for the Europa Conference League rather than the increasingly enticing Europa League next season.

Ralf Rangnick’s players are suffering the price for a terrible second half of the season, which has seen United win just two of their last eight Premier League games.

Despite many slip-ups by top-four rivals Chelsea, Arsenal, and Tottenham, the Red Devils’ form has deteriorated dramatically, with a big revamp predicted this summer.

The Premier League’s most successful club has had a season to forget. Their elimination from the Champions League at the hands of Atletico Madrid meant that their five-year wait for a trophy would be extended.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was also fired in November, but things have not improved under German strategist Rangnick, as evidenced by the 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Liverpool last month.

Ronaldo may be irritated that his salary will be reduced despite scoring 24 goals in all competitions this season.

His goal total exceeds that of Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho, and Marcus Rashford combined, with the 37-year-old hitting several vital goals throughout the season.

With Erik ten Hag taking over as manager on a three-year contract from next season, it will be up to the Dutchman to not only bring in new players to increase the squad’s quality, but also to extract the best performances from those already at the club.

And the Ajax coach will be hoping that the prospect of financial gain would jolt some of his underperforming players into action.


Man Utd flops ‘to have salaries slashed’ with Cristiano Ronaldo to lose £100k-a-week

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