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L'Equipe's List Of Premier League's Top Five Earners Includes Four Manchester United Players

Jack Kenmare

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L'Equipe's List Of Premier League's Top Five Earners Includes Four Manchester United Players

A total of four Manchester United players feature in the Premier League's top five biggest earners, according to French publication L'Equipe, with Cristiano Ronaldo topping the list on a pay packet of £2.2 million per month.

Despite splashing the cash for a number of years, United will once again go trophyless this season after last week's Champions League elimination at the hands of Atletico Madrid.

Last month, Championship side Middlesbrough knocked Ralf Rangnick's side out of the FA Cup in round four, while their poor form in the Premier League continues to cause unrest as they sit 20 points behind leaders Manchester City.

Image credit: Alamy
Image credit: Alamy

It has been a disappointing campaign given the talent at their disposal. And their reported annual spending on player wages will only bring more debate amongst supporters.

According to the guys over at L'Equipe, five-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest paid player in the league. He takes home a reported £2.2 million per month, which equates to £26.4 million per year.

The Reds reached an agreement for the former Juventus forward last summer and landed Ronaldo for an initial fee of £12.8m, which could rise to £19.4m through add-ons.

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is the second highest earner on £1.7 million per month [20.4m], while United goalkeeper David De Gea takes bronze position when it comes to pay, raking in £1.6 million every month [£19.2m]

Jadon Sancho, who joined the ranks at Old Trafford last summer from Borussia Dortmund for a reported £73 milliom, is believed to take home £1.5 million per month (£18m).

And another recent transfer, former Real Madrid centre-back Raphael Varane, earns £1.3 million a month [£15.6m].

L'Equipe also released figures revealing Ligue 1's top earners, with Paris Saint-Germain trio Neymar, Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe featuring in the top three.

In fact, Neymar takes home more wages than Messi, according to the French publication. The Brazilian earns a whopping £3.4 million per month compared to Messi's reported £2.8 million.

Kylian Mbappe, meanwhile, pockets £1.85 million per month.

Thoughts on four Manchester United players featuring in the top five Premier League earners list?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy/Instagram - Cristiano Ronaldo

Topics: Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho, David De Gea, Kevin De Bruyne, Raphael Varane, Premier League, Transfers

Jack Kenmare
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