Manchester United fans have often grumbled about the squad’s inequities, one of which has been the wage structure.
Former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer attempted to tackle this issue but, it appears, failed to do so across the board.
The salary structure, as seen in the graph above, makes little logic and maybe a contributing factor to this season’s dismal performance.
After all, if players believe they are not being compensated fairly or that their teammates are not deserving of theirs, the team’s equilibrium will be thrown off.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been criticized for many things on the field, but perhaps it is this issue here off the field that has caused some unrest.
After all, if the Portuguese great is earning such a hefty salary, it stands to reason that some of his teammates will be clamoring for a raise as well.
Aside from that, the average wage is far too costly, especially given the squad’s inability to consistently deliver titles since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement.
Aside from the evident incompetence, United has had to offer players exorbitant wages to get them to join an underperforming team.
It’s evident that there needs to be a culture shift regarding this approach, and those in control need to be a little more steadfast.
Ralf Rangnick is likely to make these changes, especially in his advising capacity during the next two years.
If suspicions are accurate that Mauricio Pochettino is the favorite to take over as manager during the summer, the club would be selecting someone who is used to operating on a smaller budget.
[#MUFC Wages by Ages, 21/22]
Who says CR can’t be top-right in a viz?
Jokes aside, MUFC have an odd wage structure. The top 4 make up the top 5 #EPL wages (along with KDB at 400k). Some declining players (CR, Cavani) & some developing players (Sancho, Rashford) are on high wages pic.twitter.com/6UsAfNNcr6
— The Devil’s DNA (@TheDevilsDNA) February 28, 2022