Man Utd have Premier League’s highest wage bill at eye-watering £352m and splash out more than DOUBLE the average team – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED had by far the biggest wage bill in the Premier League last season – paying more than double the division's average.

The Old Trafford side paid out a staggering £352million on salaries – both players and other staff – during the course of the 2018/19 campaign.

That equated to a wages-to-revenue ratio of 56 per cent, as the club took in a total of £627m across the year.

In the previous season, 2017/18, United's wage bill stood at £296m while revenue was £590m meaning the ratio was 50 per cent.

Incredibly, last season 11 United stars earned more than £100,000 a week or more, four of those pocketed in excess of £200,000 per week, with Alexis Sanchez pocketing up to £505,000 per week when bonuses are added.

And despite Sanchez heading to Inter Milan on loan this season, who paid a large chunk of his wages, the annual bill is surely set to go up once again.

David De Gea penned a new contract worth £375,000 per week in September while Marcus Rashford boosted his pay packet to a tidy £200,000 per week.

The summer arrival of Harry Maguire followed by Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo in January – all on at least £100,000 – will also bump up the payments.

Ex-Leicester man Maguire is thought to be earning around £189,000 per week while the loan agreement with Shanghai Shenhua means United pay around £125,000 of Ighalo's wages.

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