[시사포커스 / 이근우 기자] Manchester United are expected to cut their salaries after failing to qualify for the Champions League.
Spanish media ‘Marca’ reported on the 8th (local time), “As Manchester United failed to qualify for the Champions League, the salaries of the squad, including Cristiano Ronaldo, will be cut. Manchester United did not reach fourth place in the English Premier League after losing 4-0 to Brighton & Hove Albion.
In the 2021-2022 EPL season, Manchester United are 6th in the league with 58 points from 16 wins, 10 draws, 11 losses. Even if they win against Aston Villa in the last league match of the season, they are still less than 5th place Tottenham Hotspur (19 wins, 5 draws, 11 losses, 62 points), which has played 3 games less.
West Ham United (16 wins, 7 draws, 13 losses, 55 points), who have played one game less than Manchester United, are in a situation where they can aim for the Europa League. With United’s poor season results, players are also facing salaries cuts of up to 25%.
It is very important for European clubs to participate in European club competitions organized by UEFA. It goes beyond simply the club’s reputation in the sports world and is a huge help financially. Manchester United, who do not qualify for the Champions League next season, will have no choice but to make less profit. Manchester United are also expected to cut their salaries by up to 25%.
According to the media, “For example, Ronaldo is receiving £385,000 a week (approx. It will decrease from 877.4 million won) to 281 million pounds (about 440.15 million won).”
On the other hand, if Manchester United’s managerial position is changed from interim manager Ralph Langnick to manager Eric Ten Haag after the end of this season, failure to qualify for the Champions League and salary cuts are added, more players than expected may leave the club.