Man Utd’s full wage bill revealed with Bruno Fernandes and Ighalo earning less than Fred

By | 16th January 2020

BRUNO FERNANDES and Odion Ighalo will both be paid £100,000 per week after arriving at Manchester United – but are still way below some of the club’s top earners.

The former Sporting playmaker arrived at Old Trafford for £55million after a long transfer saga but the Red Devils are not going to fork out a massive wage.

But the Deadline Day acquisition of Ighalo raised eyebrows after he completed his shock loan move to try and solve the striker crisis.

He joined on an initial six-month loan deal for £3million from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua, with United paying a third of his eye-watering £300,000-a-week wages.

Injured star Scott McTominay banks only ten per cent of that amount while Andreas Pereira is on £30,000-a-week.

Contrast that to the exorbitant figures earned by United’s veterans and it is not hard to see why that cannot shift them.

Nemanja Matic earns £120,000-a-week, lagging behind Juan Mata‘s £160,000-a-week pay packet and level with Brazilian flop Fred.

Defender Ashley Young was on the same wage bracket, clocking in at £6.2m over the course of a year before leaving for Inter Milan while Luke Shaw strolls clear of with £150,000-a-week making for £7.8m in 12 months.

By far the highest earner still at the club is David De Gea, last year agreeing a deal to be paid £350,000-a-week – matching the now on-loan Alexis Sanchez.

Fernandes decided to take the No18 jersey at his new club, following in the footsteps of club legend Paul Scholes after the number was vacated by Ashley Young this month.

He said: “There are a lot of reasons for the No18. It’s a number I like. The last three years I have played as No8 because it’s the number my father had as a player and my birthday and it’s the number I like.

“No18 is also the birthday of my wife and another reason is, when I grew up, I saw Paul Scholes playing in it and for me having this shirt and this number of an amazing player is something I will enjoy. I know I have a lot of responsibility.”

Bruno Fernandes penned a £100,000-a-week deal at Manchester United while Odion Ighalo will get £100,000 of his £300,000 per week from the Red Devils
Bruno Fernandes penned a £100,000-a-week deal at Manchester United while Odion Ighalo will get £100,000 of his £300,000 per week from the Red Devils

This post written by Marc Mayo originally appeared on Football news - transfers, fixtures, scores, pictures | The Sun. Read the full post here.

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