Manchester United boast four of the highest-earning Premier League players – including three summer signings – according to a recently published list.
The French publication L’Equipe (via the Daily Mail) has outlined the striking sums that players reportedly have each year. It will come as no surprise that Cristiano Ronaldo comfortably tops the list, bringing in £ 26.4 million a year, equivalent to £ 2.2 million every month.
Ronaldo is United’s top scorer this season with 18 goals and became football’s top scorer of all time with his hat-trick against Tottenham last time. However, the 37-year-old has not always been mentioned in Ralf Rangnick’s start XI and has been criticized for a presumed negative influence on the squad.
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Second on the list is Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, who is collecting £ 20.4m. per year. The midfield maestro is often hailed as one of the Premier League’s best players of the current age. He has scored 11 times and put up another eight in total this season as he struggles to win his fourth title with City.
The Belgian has suffered several injuries in recent years and missed a handful of matches at the start of the season due to an ankle injury. But since then, he has not had any further problems so far.
United striker David de Gea is earning £ 19.2 million in third place. The goalkeeper has now been at the club for almost 11 years and has been the first choice for almost his entire stay.
Despite an 18-month shot, De Gea is considered by many to be back at his best and has started every Premier League match this season with seven clean sheets. Summer recruit Jadon Sancho comes in fourth on the list, the 21-year-old earns 1.5 million. pounds per month to bring its annual income up to 18 million. pound.
The English national team player has been in good form over the last two months, scoring two Premier League goals and setting up three more. But many of them from the Old Trafford terraces are not yet convinced of his £ 73m price tag. in the middle of his switch from Borussia Dortmund.
Gareth Southgate has left him out of the next English internationals, and the Three Lions boss explains: “Other attacking players in the squad are a little ahead of him, in our opinion.”
Finally, teammate and teammate Raphael Varane, who has signed the pre-season, completes the top five with his annual salary of £ 15.6 million. His arrival at £ 42 million from Real Madrid thrilled many United fans, and rightly so.
The French national team player’s presence in the central defense has been telling, and the Red Devils have only lost two of the 17 Premier League matches he has played this season. Varane, however, has had several problems with injuries, after being out of the game with groin and hind thigh problems at various times in the campaign.
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