Kobbie Mainoo already in line for a huge pay rise at Man Utd after just two Premier League starts
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Kobbie Mainoo is set for a huge pay rise at Manchester United despite having made just two Premier League starts, according to a fresh report.
The 18-year-old played a starring role in the 3-0 win, followed by another assured display off the bench in the midweek 3-3 draw against Galatasaray in Istanbul.
And the 1-0 defeat to Newcastle United on Saturday night saw Mainoo claim his second Premier League start of the campaign.
Mainoo has long been touted as a future star at Old Trafford and United were quick to nail him down to a new deal in February
The youngster’s current contract expires in 2027, though United have the option of a year extension.
As per the Sun, that contract includes a series of incremental pay hikes, one of which will see his salary rocket to £20,000 a week when his first-team appearances hit double figures.
Given the youngster’s impressive performances that could happen by the end of the month.
Mainoo's three appearances in the last week have taken his total so far to six, over halfway to triggering what the Sun call a “double-your-money” increase.
The youngster will reportedly also see his wage boosted by substantial bonuses every time he is in the matchday squad, as well as through appearance and win clauses.
Furthermore, his wages will allegedly increase even further once he is a first-team regular.
However, the club are said to be determined to keep their academy stars grounded, having had their fingers burned in the past.
United previously handed out a huge deal to emerging talent Adnan Januzaj, who was on a reported £50,000 after he broke into the first team. Of course, Janazaj’s influence on first-team proceedings dwindled dramatically.
United are reluctant to pay big money too early again.