Manchester United fans have had to endure yet another underwhelming season.
Since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013, the club have failed to win a league title and have only finished in the top four on two occasions.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s appointment in December saw the Man United players quickly erase their worryingly bad form under Jose Mourinho, with the Norwegian winning 14 of his first 19 games in charge.
The former United striker has however struggled as of late, winning just two of his last nine at the helm, leaving United in sixth place – the same position the club were in when Mourinho was sacked.
Fans are calling for a complete squad overhaul in the summer, with the likes of Ander Herrera and Antonio Valencia already confirmed to be leaving the club.
- Solskjaer: ‘Whoever is not ready can stay at home’
- Pogba: ‘Messi and Ronaldo created obsession with goalscorers
- Fans vote for Kepa to replace de Gea as Spain’s no. 1
One player in particular that has received the majority of the flack is Alexis Sanchez.
The Chilean has been below par since joining from Arsenal back in January of 2018, in a swap deal that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan go the other way to the Gunners.
The forward has scored a measly five goals in 45 games in all competitions, with many fans questioning his work rate, fitness and general commitment to the club.
Above all else though, the United faithful are up in arms about Sanchez’s wage packet let alone the added incentives.
It turns out, the Man United man is on a whopping £505,000 a week with a £75,000 goal bonus and a £25,000 assist bonus.
That means that if Sanchez was to bag a goal and an assist in a game – which has yet to happen – he would receive an unbelievable £605,000.
Paul Pogba has a similar deal with his goal bonus accumulating to £50,000 whilst his assist bonus is currently at £20,000.
Pogba has arguably earned the bonuses more than Sanchez due to his impact this season, but it’s still a talking point and a contract that is likely to divide the United dressing room.
Here is how much Sanchez and Pogba have earned through goals/assist bonuses alone this season:
Two goals = £150,000
Three Assists= £75,000
17 goals= £850,000
10 assists= £200,000
Total= £1.05 million