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Manchester United To Slash £750,000 Off Weekly Wage Bill By Axing Four Players This Summer

Rory O'Callaghan

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Manchester United To Slash £750,000 Off Weekly Wage Bill By Axing Four Players This Summer

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Manchester United are set to slash £750,000 off their weekly wage bill by allowing four high earners to leave the club this summer.

United recently handed Bruno Fernandes a new four-year deal worth £15m-a-year a week but are set to recoup some of that cost by clearing out their squad at the end of the season.

Paul Pogba, Edinson Cavani, Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata are all expected to leave Old Trafford this summer when their respective contracts come to an end.

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According to The Athletic, the four players command a collective weekly wage of £750,000, with Pogba accounting for the bulk of that figure.

Pogba, 29, cost United a then world record £89.3m fee when he rejoined the club from Juventus in 2016.

However, after a largely underwhelming second spell at Old Trafford, Pogba is now set to leave on a free transfer.

Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus have all been linked with the France international, who is yet to make a final decision over his future.

Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard are expected to leave United this summer (Image: PA)
Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard are expected to leave United this summer (Image: PA)

Cavani, 35, is also expected to depart the club after struggling with injuries during his second season with the Red Devils.

Cavani joined United on a free transfer in 2020 and impressed in his debut season at the club, scoring 17 goals in all competitions.

But the Uruguay international has been restricted to just six league starts this term and is now set to leave the club, with a return to South America viewed as one potential destination for the striker.

Mata, 33, is one of United’s longest-serving players but will be allowed to leave this summer after making just five appearances this season.

Edinson Cavani is also out of contract at the end of the season (Image: PA)
Edinson Cavani is also out of contract at the end of the season (Image: PA)

Meanwhile, Lingard, 29, is also expected to leave the club after finding his first-team opportunities limited following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho.

Lingard was strongly linked with a move to Newcastle in the January transfer window before talks broke down over a potential loan deal until the end of the season.

West Ham were also linked with a move for Lingard, who scored nine goals in 16 games in a hugely successful loan spell at the London Stadium last season.

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Topics: Manchester United, Football, Transfers, Premier League, Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Edinson Cavani

Rory O'Callaghan
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