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5 highest paid footballers at Manchester United

Suman Dey
ANALYST
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Timeless

David De Gea could sign a new contract at Manchester United.
David De Gea could sign a new contract at Manchester United.

Football was a game of passion, value, and fans. The players gave their sweat and blood for the badge like a true professional. Money was never an issue for the players as they wanted to earn respect more than anything else. 

Manchester United are a club built on the love and support of the fans. From the Matt Busby's days to the class of 92 and even till the end of Sir Alex Ferguson's reign, players valued the club over themselves. The Red Devils is a brand, and its market value is beyond imaginable. Year after year, United are gaining more financial power whereas, in the field, the quality of football is degrading. 

Though the performance has been weak lately, the financial power of the board has helped in luring world-class footballers at Old Trafford. Even the players who are at the club for five to six years are demanding a whopping salary raise to extend their contract. Keeping in mind, the money that these footballers are earning here is a look at the top five highest earners at Manchester United.

All the data are taken from the silly season.


#5 Fred - £175,000/week


Fred is struggling to get game time under Jose Mourinho.
Fred is struggling to get game time under Jose Mourinho.

Fred is a Brazillian international who played for Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine before moving to Manchester United this season. The retirement of Micheal Carrick and the lack of midfield creativity made Jose Mourinho get the services of Fred at Old Trafford. 

Fred brings with him a bundle of energy and some Samba flavor to the side. He is a live wire in the midfield and not afraid to make lunging tackles. The Brazilian can provide defense splitting passes as well which he vehemently displayed at Shakhtar. 

However, since joining the Red Devils, things didn't turn the way he would have expected. Fred is struggling to get regular game time under the manager who wants him to wait for his opportunity. He is an emerging player, and we hope he gets enough chances to prove his worth at the Theatre of Dreams. 


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