Manchester United’s staggering wage bill was the Premier League’s highest for 2018/19.

The Red Devils paid out a whopping £332million in salaries for the period but that is still more than £100m less than LaLiga giants Barcelona.

According to accounts filed to Companies House, bitter rivals Man City are close behind United having paid out a cool £315m.

And Real Madrid and Liverpool make up the top five big spenders at £312m and £310m respectively.

The Anfield club’s pay out on staff rose 17.5 per cent from the previous year to lift them into the top five above Chelsea, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich.

United’s main earner for the period was Chilean flop Alexis Sanchez who was raking in an eye-watering £505,000-a-week.

David De Gea on £375k-a-week, Paul Pogba on £290k-a-week and Anthony Martial – whose wages rose to £200k-a-week in January 2019 – are three of United’s other highest earners.


Barcelona sit top of the list thanks in no small part to their weekly weigh out of £1.525m just on Lionel Messi (£900k) and Luis Suarez (£625k).

Further down the list, Bundesliga champs Bayern weighed out £292m on players and staff while Chelsea, Juve and Arsenal were not far behind with figures of £285m, £281m and £230m.

PSG’s outlay is only available for 2017/18 but the £290m recorded then still ranks them as Europe’s seventh biggest spenders on wages.


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