David De Gea began his career with Atletico Madrid in his native Spain, but arrived to Manchester United in 2011. A standout for the English squad, De Gea just agreed to a brand new contract extension with the club. De Gea’s new deal runs through 2023, with an option for another year. His contract makes him the highest paid goalie in the world, paying him £375,000 per week. With his weekly salary being so high, De Gea would be able to buy 10 2019 Honda Civics. Remember, that’s just in one week. Known as one of the best keepers around, De Gea has been named Man United’s Player of the Year four different times.
Paul Pogba returned to Manchester United in 2016-17 after standout performances with Juventus. His current contract runs through the 2020-21 season. He agreed to a five year, £75,400,000 contract with Manchester United, which pays him £ 15,080,000 annually. He scored 13 goals in 35 Premier League appearances last season. With his current annual salary, if Pogba, a World Cup winner with France, were to work 40 hours a week throughout the year, he’d make £7,596.15 an hour. With the iPhone 11 listed at £729, Pogba could purchase 10 iPhone 11s in an hour of work.
The Brazilian is entering his second season with Manchester United, having joined the club from Skakhtar Donetsk last season. In his first year with Man U, the midfielder scored just one goal. He’s under contract until the summer of 2023, earning £6,240,000 a season. For context, Fred’s contract alone is higher than every player on Leicester City other than Jamie Vardy and Kasper Schmeichel. As of Sept. 18, Fred had only made one appearance for Man United in 2019. Fred’s weekly salary is set at £120,000. With those earnings, he’s making £714.28 an hour every single day. So, if he were to sleep eight hours a day, he’d be earning £5,714.28 alone in his sleep.
‘El Mago’ made his move from EPL rival Chelsea to Manchester United in 2014. A consistent player for the Reds, Mata has made 166 appearances since arriving to Old Trafford. Last season, he scored three goals. The Spaniard, under contract through 2021, is making £8,320,000 this season, which is good enough to be the sixth-most on the team. Mata is making £160,000 per week in his current deal with Manchester United. With the average price for a home in Manchester set at £188,411, he’d be able to buy himself a new home in under nine days of work. Mata’s earnings would also make him the fourth-highest paid player on Liverpool, a team which won the Champions League last year.
Similar to Mata, Matic also arrived to Manchester United from Chelsea. He joined the club in 2017, scoring just two goals in 66 appearances. Matic, who has lost his starting spot this campaign, is under contract until the end of 2020. His current deal pays him £6,240,000 per season. Want to drink some cold ones with Nemanja? The average cost of a beer in Serbia is the equivalent to £1.13. With Matic making £120,000 a week, that breaks down to £714.28 per hour. So, Matic would be able to buy his closest friends/fans 632 beers in one hour of work with United.
Young, now 34 years old, is the oldest member of the United squad. He joined the team in 2011 from Aston Villa, and though many fans were calling for him to leave the club last year, he was signed to a one-year deal. His contract pays him £6,240,000 or £120,000 a week. Looking at his move from Aston Villa to United, it’s looking brilliant financially. This season, the highest paid player for Villa is making £42,000 per week. Young alone is making nearly triple that amount with United, despite Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw handing the right back and left back duties, respectively.
Joining United from Sporting CP in 2014, the Argentine has scored one goal since he joined the English squad. Yet, in recent years, Rojo has barely seen action on the pitch, but is still earning a hefty salary. This year, Rojo has not made a single appearance, but is set to make £5,720,000 for the year. Rojo grew up just outside of Buenos Aires, where the average monthly salary is 22,000 Argentine Pesos, or £312.48. Rojo makes around £480,000 per month for United, meaning he’s making about what 1,536 Argentinians make combined.
A former member of Villareal, Bailly arrived to Man United in 2016 and has made 50 appearance since, scoring one goal. Unfortunately, injuries have riddled his career with the Reds, with his knee causing him nightmares. Bailly is making £4,160,000 per year, which is £80,000 per week. If you think Bailly is making a lot, he’s not even close to the highest paid player from the Ivory Coast. Man City’s Yaya Toure makes more than £300,000 per week. Gervinho makes more than £200,000 in China, while Wilfried Zaha’s contract with Crystal Palace pays him more than £100,000.
The Swedish centre back arrived to the team in 2017 from Benifica. He’s played in 52 games, scoring one goal. Only 25 years old, Lindelof has become a key starter for United’s defense and earns £120,000 per week. Being from Sweden, you know his loyal fans probably enjoy some nice Swedish vodka when Man U is in action. But, how much vodka could Lindelof buy with his salary? At a club in Stockholm, you could expect to pay around £10 for a vodka soda. That means Lindelof could buy 1,200 of those a week if he desired. Wow.
After former manager Jose Mourinho blasted the left back for being overweight, Shaw has stepped up his form and locked down a starting spot when healthy. That’s probably why the English player is making £7,800,000 a season and £150,000 per week. He joined the team in 2014 from Southampton. In 2014, Shaw was berated on social media for going to a Burger King just two hours after a Southampton victory. As it stands, the price for a Crispy Chicken Sandwich meal in England runs you around £7. Shaw makes £21,428 a day with United. That means he could buy more than 3,000 Crispy Chicken meals today alone if he wanted. Though after Mourinho blasted him previously for his weight, we’re guessing he won’t be doing this.
The Frenchman arrived to United as a heralded young striker from Monaco. Believe it or not, Martial reached 50 goals before team legend Cristiano Ronaldo did. Now that’s saying something. Under contract through 2024, Martial earns £13,000,00 a year, making him the third-highest paid player on the team. Martial’s contract breaks down to £250,000 per week. Growing up in the Paris area, Martial doesn’t hold back on his love for France’s capital. The cost of a flat each month in an ‘expensive area’ is listed at £2,000 online. So, if Martial were to put away a month’s salary of more than £1,000,000, he’d be able to pay off his rent for more than 41 years. He’s currently 23, meaning a month’s salary would have him set with rent in Paris until he was 64.
The Argentine goalie has been with United since 2015, also joining the club from Monaco like Martial. Sparingly used on the first team behind De Gea, Romero earns £70,000 a week. Romero started his career with Racing Club in Argentina, where the cost for a lower level seat is typically around £55. With his weekly salary, Romero could afford to buy more than 1,270 tickets for an upcoming match for his old club.
Easily one of the most meme-friendly players on United, the centre back landed with United from Blackburn Rovers in 2011. He makes £3,900,000 a year for the club at the moment, with his deal not expiring until the end of 2023. Back in 2015, Phil Jones revealed he loves to ‘scoff’ down fish and chips in Manchester. Oh, do you now, Phil? Outside of Old Trafford, you can find dozens of options for fish and chips, with the average price being £8. With his contract, he makes £446.42 an hour, which means he could by 55 orders of fish and chips every hour if he desired.
Portuguese right back Diogo Dalot is one of the least-wealthy players on the club, making £25,000 per week. Poor guy? I don’t think so. He joined the team from Porto in 2018 and has made 16 appearances. Portugal happens to be very car-rental friendly at the moment. According to Kayak.com, you can rent a convertible for as little as £7 a day. With his weekly salary, Dalot could go rent himself a convertible if he wanted for 3,571 days, though that’s not factoring in insurance.
Manchester’s favorite son, Rashford was born and raised in the city he currently plays for and was a member of the United youth academy growing up. He just signed his new contract this year, which now pays him £200,000 a week and £10,400,000 per year. According to multiple reports, the average cost of earning your degree from the University of Manchester can get to as high as £25,000. With Rashy’s high annual salary, how many kids could he send to college? Well, the answer is he could cover the expenses for 416 students. Feeling generous, Marcus?
While Lingard receives plenty of flak from fans, don’t forget his goal in 2016 gave United a thrilling win over Crystal Palace in the FA Cup Final. He’s also known for being a consistent thorn in Arsenal’s side. He makes £75,000 a week and is under contract through 2021. Lingard launched his own clothing line, appropriately labeled as ‘JLINGZ’. A plain white JLINGZ physicality t-shirt is listed online at £32. Lingard makes £10,714 a day with United. So if he wanted, he could buy around 335 t-shirts from his own line a day.
A third-string goalie for United, Grant makes £30,000 a week, and is among the lowest paid players on the squad. That makes sense, as the 36-year-old keeper hasn’t made any EPL appearances with the team since joining in 2018. For Grant, his £30,000 a week may seem like a lot to a normal fan, but don’t tell that to Paul Pogba. Back in April, Pogba’s boots from France’s 2018 World Cup win were sold at auction for… you guessed it: £30,000.
The Brazilian, similar to Grant, also makes £30,000 a week for Man United. The youngster landed in England with Man U in 2014, but was loaned out until 2018. He scored an absolute firecracker of a goal against Southampton last season for his lone goal with the club. In Brazil, is there any drink more popular or delicious than the Caipirinha? A lot of folks around the world would say no to that. In Rio de Janeiro, a quality Caipirinha will run you about £8. Next time Periera returns home to his native country and he wants to throw a party, a week’s salary can buy locals 3,750 Caipirinhas. That’s a party many will want to attend.