Manchester United have the highest wage bill ever recorded in the Premier League as embarrassing figures show they pay their under-performing stars considerably more than even Liverpool and Manchester City.
Take a look at the figures below in a Twitter thread from the excellent Swiss Ramble, who illustrates quite how much money Man Utd are throwing at their flops who continue to let the team down.
United’s wage bill was £332million in 2018/19, up 12% from the previous year, with Alexis Sanchez known to have been a particularly high earner despite his total lack of impact at Old Trafford before he was shipped out on loan to Inter Milan this summer.
#MUFC wage bill shot up £36m (12%) from £296m to £332m, mainly due to further investment in the first team squad, including an additional 7 months of Alexis Sanchez, resulting in an increase in the wages to turnover ratio from 50% to 53%. pic.twitter.com/d0LjC8oYf3
— Swiss Ramble (@SwissRamble) September 30, 2019