Manchester United will have an additional source of motivation when the Premier League gets back underway in April.
According to The Athletic, a tier-one source, ‘many players’ will get a 25 per cent pay-cut if the club fails to qualify for the Champions League.
It was revealed earlier this week by respected French outlet L’Equipe that four out of the five highest-earning players in the English top flight play for the Red Devils.
Ralf Rangnick’s men are currently sixth in the Premier League table, four points behind fourth-placed Arsenal who still have a game in hand. Man United travel to the Emirates in April 23.
Bruno Fernandes on verge of signing new Man United deal
Manchester United and Bruno Fernandes are on the verge of agreeing a new long-term contract, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The Telegraph, another reliable source, echo Romano’s report and confirm the Portuguese’s new salary: £240,000-per-week until June 2027.
Talks over a new deal for the 27-year-old had been put on hold earlier this season but an agreement is now in place after a breakthrough in negotiations last week.
An official announcement is expected to happen after the international break and could even take place before Man United’s clash against Leicester City at Old Trafford on April 2.