Manchester United is the world’s richest team therefore they can afford to pay players massive salaries to attract the best talent! The club continues to generate impressive revenue from strategic commercial deals, match day sales and TV broadcasting fees. This is needed to ensure they can meet their gigantic wage bill!
Below is a list of each Man United players salary each week, the figures I mention are before tax!
Alexis Sanchez – £450,000
Sanchez is highest paid player at Manchester United taking home £400,000 per week. They had no choice but to offer him a lucrative contract to ensure the Chilean didn’t move to rivals, Man City. So far, Sanchez has failed to up to expectations on the field but there is still time to improve performances on the pitch.
Paul Pogba – £260,000
Paul Pogba is Man Utd’s second highest paid footballer, earning £260,000 each week. Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola, recieves a small percentage of his weekly earnings so the midfielder doesn’t get to keep all the money to himself. The Frenchman started the season in brilliant form but was injured, missing two months of action. Since coming back into the team, he hasn’t been able to rekindle the form he showed earlier in the league. In recent times, the Frenchman has been left on the bench, there a possibility he could leave in the summer.
Romelu Lukaku – £220,000
Moving to Manchester Utd in the summer of 2017, Lukaku got a big increase on his previous contract with Everton FC. The Belgian was scoring goals for fun at the beginning of the campaign but since then his form has dropped. Averaging one goal every two games is decent but Lukaku will need to improve his finishing to stay at the club longer.
David De Gea – £200,000
De Gea is without doubt the best goalkeeper in the Premier League, so it makes sense he’s the best paid shot stopper in England. There’s mounting speculation he’ll leave in the summer but Real Madrid will have to offer crazy money for him to leave Old Trafford.
Juan Mata – £145,000
Despite his lack of height, Mata is a key player for the Red Devils! Juan Mata is the clubs most creative player and helps create a lot for chances for attackers. Mata has kept his place in the starting line up but it will be interesting to see if Mourinho keep’s him in the summer. There are dozens on elite clubs in Europe that would happily sign Mata for £20 million.
Nemanja Matic – £140,000
An astute signing from Chelsea for £40 million. Matic has impressed in his debut season at Man United, turning out consistent performances every match for the Reds. Matic’s long-range goal against Crystal Palace was his highlight of the year.
Victor Lindelof – £120,000
Lindelof has failed to impress supporters this season at centre back but is still adapting to life in England. Vidic took months to adapt, but I doubt Lindelof will come close to achieving the Serbian’s legendary status. The Swede only starts when there is an injury to a centre back such as Phil Jones or Eric Bailly.
Ashley Young – £110,000
Ashley Young turned his career around under Mourino by converting from a winger to a full-back and regained his postilion in the starting line-up. Young will turn 33 in the summer and it’s likely Man Utd will sign a full back to replace him. The wing back will have to drop his wages demands to get another contract.
Jesse Lingard – £100,000
Jesse Lingard is quickly becoming a fan favorite, scoring some important goals throughout the season. Lingard will be a key member of England’s squad at the World Cup in Russia, his goal-scoring ability and pace, can help the national team at least reach the quarter-finals.
Marouane Fellaini – £80,000
No idea how Fellaini is still at the club, too slow and cumbersome to play for one of the world’s biggest clubs. His contract is expiring in the summer and has rejected numerous contract offers. I would let Fellaini leave on a free transfer, we won’t miss him!
Chris Smalling – £80,000
Smalling regained his starting place after only making 18 appearances last season under Mourinho. Smalling’s contract expires next summer and Everton are rumored to be interested in signing him. Too inconsistent and error prone to become a world-class centre-half.
Michael Carrick – £80,000
Without doubt, Michael Carrick has been the most underrated footballer in the UK over the last 10 years. The central midfielder has lived in the shadows of Gerrard and Lampard at international level and never received the number of caps he deserved. The unsung hero is retiring soon to take up a coaching role with the club.
Antonio Valencia – £80,000
Valencia was initially a winger when he moved to Man United from Wigan Athletic in 2009. The Ecuadorian now plays as an attacking wing back, pinging crosses into the box for Lukaku and Rashford. Along with Young, Valencia is turning 33 years old in a few months, and the manager should start looking for a replacement soon.
Daley Blind – £75,000
Blind is United’s forgotten man, appearing only five times this season. Looks set to leave in the next transfer window with Roma keen to purchase the Dutchman.
Ander Herrera – £75,000
Herrera’s influenced has dropped significantly in comparison to the previous season due to the signing of Matic. The former Athletic Bilbao player is longer a regular in the team and mainly makes appearances from the bench.
Eric Bailly – £75,000
Bailly’s time at Manchester United has been ruined by injury. When fully fit the Ivorian is the teams most reliable defender.
Marcos Rojo – £70,000
The defender’s progress at the club has been hindered through a knee injury he picked up last year. Made a solid recovery and is a reliable defensive option.
Luke Shaw – £70,000
The left back has endured a terrible spell for the last two years. Mourinho clearly dislikes Shaw for some reason and criticizes him frequently in the media. Luke Shaw is a footballer that needs to be playing regularly and will likely leave. Still has the potential to become a world class player but needs regular football next season.
Anthony Martial – £65,000
Despite Martial being the third highest goal scorer in the squad, the Frenchman is failing to live up to high expectations. Lack of consistency is why the forward could be sold to help fund Man United’s bid for Gareth Bale.
Matteo Darmian – £60,000
The Italian full back has just made five league appearances in this years campaign. Juventus are apparently keen on signing Darmian.
Sergio Romero – £50,000
Romero is a quality keeper despite having played zero matches in the Premier League in 2018. The goalkeeper will probably return to Argentina once his contract expires.
Marcus Rashford – £20,000
Rashford’s form this season has been patchy, very similar to Anthony Martial. The youngster did bag two crucial goals against Liverpool to secure Man United’s position within the top four.
Scott McTominay – £15,000
McTominay shocked everyone by breaking into the first team and was picked ahead of Pogba for important matches. McTominay recently declared his allegiance to Scotland over Engalnd with Alex Ferguson tipping him to become a mainstay in the team. The youngster should receive a nice increase in his next contract.
Timothy Fosu-Mensah – £5,000
Fosu-Mensah is currently on loan at Crystal Palace. He is the team’s lowest paid member on a modest £5,000 weekly wage. The wonderkid has impressed, playing 21 matches with the Eagles, gaining valuable first team experience.