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3 reasons Manchester United are failing to sign top transfer targets

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4.45K   //    18 Jun 2019, 18:43 IST

#2 Difficult to make room for big signings

Huddersfield Town v Manchester United - Premier League
Huddersfield Town v Manchester United - Premier League

Among the Premier League clubs, Manchester United are the clear winner on the list of the highest wage bills. United had a total wage bill of £296m, £33m ahead of Liverpool in second place. Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba are the top earners with £350,000-a-week and £290,000-a-week respectively.

But not only those two, Anthony Martial (£250,000), Romelu Lukaku (£200,000), David de Gea (£200,000), Luke Shaw (£160,000), Juan Mata (£140,000), Nemanja Matic (£120,000), Fred (£120,000) and Ashley Young (£110,000), all earn more than £100,000 per week.

This wages structure makes it almost impossible for Man United to offload certain players to make room for new signings. Unless the players want to take a massive pay-cut, most of the other clubs cannot afford to pay United players demanded salaries in transfers.

Even the latest arrival Daniel James has had his wages increased from £4,000-a-week at Swansea to a staggering £67,000-a-week, according to the Daily Mail.

The next point perhaps is the culprit of this mess.

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