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Manchester United Players Wages – How Much Is Saved

Transfer fees have often grabbed the headlines in recent years, with records being broken along with peoples jaws when they hear about the massive amounts of money spent by clubs eager for top class additions. However, the players wages have also becom…

Transfer fees have often grabbed the headlines in recent years, with records being broken along with peoples jaws when they hear about the massive amounts of money spent by clubs eager for top class additions. However, the players wages have also become of interest to many football fans, with some eager to compare to certain other professions seen as more productive, while others are simply interested to find out how much their favourite player is earning.

Manchester United have been busy this transfer market, with incoming and outgoing players, all of whom command a certain wage, so out of interest, I did a bit of research. I wanted to find out how much Manchester United will be saving a week from the sales of players like Wes Brown and John O’Shea to Sunderland as well as the retirement of Edwin van der Sar, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville and the release of Owen Hargreaves.

Firstly may I start my saying that these are all reported figures in the media of how much the individual players are earning/will earn per week. The outgoing players:

  • Edwin van der Sar; £90,000 a week
  • Wes Brown; £50,000 a week
  • John O’Shea; £50,000 a week
  • Owen Hargreaves; £75,000 a week
  • Paul Scholes; £60,000 a week
  • Gary Neville £60,000 a week
  • Possibly Darron Gibson on £40,000 a week

TOTAL: £385,000 a week (or including the departure of Gibson to Sunderland, £425,000 a week)

Now onto the arrivals at Manchester United so far, which have included Ashley Young, Phil Jones and David de Gea who cost United just under £50 million in transfer costs.

  • David de Gea; £70,000 a week
  • Phil Jones; £50,000 a week
  • Ashley Young; £100,000 a week

TOTAL: £220,000 a week

Now if you subtract the amount of wages paid to the new players from the amount United will probably save from the outgoing players, Manchester United will be saving £165,000 a week or £205,000 a week if Darron Gibson departs. 

This leaves quite a large amount for Manchester United to work with in their search to replace Paul Scholes. Wesley Sneijder is apparently after around £200,000 a week, which is quite excessive, even for football, while United’s other main target, Arsenal’s Samir Nasri is reportedly asking for just over £100,000. Through these savings mentioned, United could afford either players wages easily.

What do you think? Should Manchester United opt for the cheaper and possibly easier option in going all out to sign Samir Nasri from Arsenal, or should they attempt to strike a mega money deal with Inter to bring Wesley Sneijder to Old Trafford? According to reports, Manchester United have bid for Arsenal’s Nasri, but Wenger’s club are holding out for £25 million rather than the £20 million offered.

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  1. mazen

    July 9, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    they should sell the over-priced berbatov and evans, and get sneijder and “probably” rossi.
    cleverley, wellbeck, paul pogba and ravel morrison should be given chances in the first team..

  2. ryan

    July 9, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    i think to let welback play first team football SAF should have to take hard decision either loan him again or release any one his strikers he handed over owen a new deal and with sprakling performance of berba last season he cant let him go so i think he will load welback again with diouf will be sold probably or will be back up for wing play then he will analyse the performance of berba and owen and keep either of them for next season in case of midfield i think anderson deserves more chance so no need of nasri they will block his chances with fletcher and carrick so i think no more midfield signing for united with cleverly can plays on wing or in midfield area

  3. Joshua

    July 9, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Pls,Saf,do everything u can to land the dutch star(wesley),to mak d team pecfect,as for welback and diouf,loan them,giv kiko and clevely 1st team actn.utd forever…

  4. John Tring

    July 9, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    World has gone really mad. Gibson on 40k pds/wk? Anyway, bad news is that Gibson, Evans, Park are still hanging around old trafford. SAF is going on holiday in the US but theres’ someone pursuing Sneijder and perhaps a decent right back, hello??

    • Paddy

      July 11, 2011 at 6:57 am

      “the bad news is park is still at old trafford” do you know anything about football?

      • Amz

        July 11, 2011 at 11:53 am

        Park is United through and through.. Shocks me that supposed United fanse have the nerve to disrespect him or question his ability. He starts all the big games for a reason, hes a big game player and invaluable to the club… not to mention his marketing capability in asia.

  5. Isiaq alade

    July 9, 2011 at 6:16 pm


  6. ace

    July 9, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    ryan uv gt 2 b jokn.with the players u want us 2 keep we cant win the premier league let alone the champs league.look around even barca want 2 strengthen their squad

  7. ken

    July 10, 2011 at 11:02 am

    @ryan i rlly can’t believe there’s one united fan out there that doesn’t see the need 4 a worldclass midfielder.i can only imagine how ur midfield will fare in the advent of another man united barcelona rematch

    • Paddy

      July 11, 2011 at 6:58 am

      maybe we should buy cristiano ronaldo and ozil. and hire mourinho as manager, that’ll work!….. oh wait.

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