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Five Of The Top Ten Highest Earners In The Premier League Are Manchester United Players

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Five Of The Top Ten Highest Earners In The Premier League Are Manchester United Players

A total of five Manchester United players feature in the Premier League's top ten highest earners list, say reports, with summer signings Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane featuring.

The subject of player earnings at Old Trafford has once again become a talking point on social media following United's latest defeat to relegation strugglers Everton.

Ralf Rangnick's dominated possession for large spells at Goodison Park but they struggled to create any meaningful opportunities and were criticised for a lack of effort by some supporters.

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In fact, Everton ran 10km more than Manchester United on Saturday afternoon - a stat that highlights how much the Toffees wanted the victory compared to their counterparts.

It has been a disappointing campaign for United all things considered. They splashed the cash to bring in Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund last year, but the talented winger has yet to really make his mark in Manchester.

And in terms of player wages, they handed £2.2 million per month to five-time Ballon d'or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, according to French publication L'Equipe - a sum that equates to £26.4 million per year.

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So how much do they make? A total of four Manchester United players feature in the Premier League's top five biggest earners, according to the L'Equipe report.

Ronaldo is the highest-paid player in the league, while Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is the second-highest earner on £1.7 million per month [£20.4m].

David De Gea is said to rake in £1.6 million every month [£19.2m], teammate Jadon Sancho takes home £1.5 million per month (£18m) and former Real Madrid centre-back Raphael Varane earns £1.3 million a month [£15.6m]

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Paul Pogba, meanwhile, features in the Radio Times' top 10 list in ninth place and reportedly pockets £290,000-a-week.

Interestingly, they suggest Kevin de Bruyne is the Premier League's highest earner above Cristiano Ronaldo, while two other Manchester City players are mentioned.

Here is their top 10 list in full:

10. Thomas Partey (Arsenal) - £250,000 p/w
9. Paul Pogba (Man Utd) - £290,000 p/w
8. N'Golo Kante (Chelsea) - £290,000 p/w
7. Raheem Sterling (Man City) - £300,000 p/w
6. Jack Grealish (Man City) - £300,000 p/w
5. Raphael Varane (Man Utd) - £340,000 p/w
4. Jadon Sancho (Man Utd) - £350,000 p/w
3. David De Gea (Man Utd) - £375,000 p/w
2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Man Utd) - £385,000 p/w
1. Kevin De Bruyne (Man City) - £385,000 p/w

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Thoughts on the player wages at Manchester United? Are they doing enough in the famous red?

Let us know in the comments.

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Topics: Paul Pogba, David De Gea, Football, Manchester United, Premier League, Everton, Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane, Cristiano Ronaldo

Jack Kenmare
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