Manchester United stars face wages being slashed by a quarter

Manchester United stars face wages being slashed by a quarter
Published: 2016 February 19 11:52:46 (9924 Views)
Manchester United's players face wage cuts of 25 per cent if they fail to get the club into the Champions League.

The Old Trafford stars will see their salaries slashed if Louis van Gaal's men fail to qualify for next season's Champions League.

Club chiefs first introduced the policy in some contracts three years ago in a move devised by former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson and chief executive David Gill.

But the clause has been a strict inclusion in all fresh contracts and transfers at the club since United came seventh in 2014 when David Moyes was axed.



It means players' basic salaries will be dramatically cut if United fail to win the Europa League or finish the Premier League season outside the top four - plus the prospect of lucrative bonuses would also be off the agenda.

An insider said: "The club felt it was right players should be rewarded for reaching the top four but also share the financial repercussions if the team miss out."

Next season the prize money in the Champions League is due to increase with £10m just for being in the group stage and the winners getting £42m, up from £30m.

Van Gaal's men are currently fifth in the Premier League — six points behind Man City in fourth — with 12 games to play, and are 2-1 down after the away leg of their Europa League last-32 tie against Midtjylland of Denmark.



Source - Mirror

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