Manchester United has had a disappointing campaign. The Red Devils were unable to qualify for the Champions League for next season, even though there are still 3 rounds left in the Premier League.
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Even with the arrival of great players such as Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus and Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, the team could not achieve its goal. The first complications at the beginning of the season resulted in the dismissal of Norwegian coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and in his place came Ralf Rangnick, a German coach who seemed to be able to improve the team, however, this was not the case.
After this failure, the team will suffer financially and will have to lighten the salary burden for the next season, so the players will suffer a drop in their salaries but also some will leave the Red Devils.
Which players will leave Manchester United?
Paul Pogba, a French player who has been very irregular with the team since his return from Juventus, has not renewed his contract and will leave the team. It is not yet known which club will sign him, but he has no shortage of suitors. Among them are PSG, Juventus, and even Manchester City. With Pogba's departure, the team will save a salary of 13.2 million euros that the player earned each season.
The Portuguese player made it a condition that in order to stay with the Red Devils for one more year they would have to qualify for the Champions League, a goal that was not achieved, so Cristiano is very likely to leave the team.
In addition, with the arrival of Erik Ten-hag, the Portuguese player's place in the team does not seem so secure, however, nothing has been said but due to the high salary of the player, Manchester United will probably let him go. The former Real Madrid and Juventus player is paid 34.2 million euros per year.
Players will be punished with salary reduction
The players will be 'punished'. According to 'Daily Mail', the club agreed with the players that, in case they do not qualify for the Champions League, their salaries will be reduced by 25%. In this way, United intends to save several millions since they will not be able to count on the economic injection that the Champions League gives.
Cristiano Ronaldo, for example, if he stays, would go from earning about 450,000 euros per week to 336,000, about 114,000 euros less per week. Or what is the same, 456,000 euros less per month which, per year, would be 5.4 'kilos' less. In the case of De Gea, another of the highest paid, he would go from 438,000 euros a week to 328,000 euros.