The six Man Utd. players paid more than their manager Solskjaer who takes home Ksh26.3M per week

By Brian Okoth On Thu, 10 Dec, 2020 14:53 | 2 mins read
Manchester United players Paul Pogba (L) and Harry Maguire (R) during a past match. [PHOTO | COURTESY]
Manchester United players Paul Pogba (L) and Harry Maguire (R) during a past match. [PHOTO | COURTESY]
Editor's Review
    Six players, whom Solskjaer is managing, are on higher pay than what the manager pockets, according to the 'Mirror'.

There are six players of Manchester United who are paid more than their manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Solskjaer, 47, takes home a weekly remuneration of £177,000 (Ksh26.3 million), the Mirror reports.

Six players, whom he is managing, are on higher pay than what the manager pockets, according to the British news outlet.

The six include first-choice goalkeeper David de Gea, star midfielder Paul Pogba, forwards Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Edinson Cavani, and world’s most expensive defender Harry Maguire.

De Gea takes home a weekly pay of £375,000 (Ksh55.6 million), Pogba a weekly remuneration of £290,000 (Ksh43 million), Martial pockets £250,000 (Ksh37.1 million) weekly, Rashford and Cavani both collect £200,000 (Ksh30 million) per week each in salary, whereas club captain Maguire, who wraps up United’s Top Six earners, receives £189,000 (Ksh28 million) every week.

The only other player, who earned more than Solskjaer before leaving Manchester United, is Alexis Sanchez. Sanchez, who is now at Italian side Inter Milan, was on a £350,000 (Ksh51.9 million) weekly salary at the Manchester club.

The Mirror reports that Bruno Fernandes could soon join the list of players paid more salaries than their boss should he be presented with a new deal.

Solskjaer, according to the news outlet, also earns less than some of his managerial rivals, including Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho, who reportedly earned almost double the current head coach’s wage during his stint in the Old Trafford hot seat.

The Mirror says it got the salary details from official figures released from the 2019/20 season.

When he was Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson protested when a Wayne Rooney £250,000 (Ksh37.1 million)-per-week new deal put the player’s salary above that of the manager.

After Rooney’s salary was hiked in 2010, Ferguson’s was doubled to keep him atop the club’s wage bill.

“I told them (Manchester United’s top management) I did not think it fair that Rooney should earn twice what I made,” Ferguson revealed in a book in 2015.

It now appears that the current head coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has not been afforded the same luxury.

The 47-year-old is still on the same three-year deal he signed when appointed as permanent United boss in March 2019 following a successful run of results.

Are you a Kenyan in the diaspora with a story to tell? Do you know someone of Kenyan origin doing something remarkable in the diaspora? Do you have an opinion that you would like to share? Email us at [email protected]