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Top 5 highest paid payers in the Premier League 

Elvis Ume O
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9.52K   //    24 Mar 2019, 23:43 IST

#4 Paul Pogba (Manchester United) - £290,000 / week

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United - FA Cup Quarter Final
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United - FA Cup Quarter Final

Having found playing time extremely difficult to come by as a youngster at Manchester United, Paul Pogba departed the club for Juventus on a free transfer in 2012 and helped kickstart the Bianconerri's recent dominance of Italian football.

In shocking scenes, he returned to Old Trafford four years later in 2016 as a more refined and complete midfielder, with United making him the most expensive player of all time when they paid £89.6m for his signature.

Under Mourinho, the 25-year-old struggled badly, playing inconsistently and being affected by numerous offield clashes with his manager which came to a head at the start of this season, with Pogba being stripped off his captaincy in addition to being dropped from the first team.

Mourinho's departure in mid-December coincided with a massive upturn in fortunes for Manchester United, as the club now finds themselves firmly in the race for a top four league finish as well as in the quarterfinals of the Champions League which would have been scarcely believable three months ago.

Paul Pogba has been arguably the major driving force behind Manchester United's renaissance, leading the charge from midfield which is good news to fans of United, given that he earns the princely sum of £290,000 every week.


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