Comparing Manchester United and Manchester City's player wages for the 2019/20 season

Manchester United v Manchester City - Premier League

The Manchester derby takes place on Saturday evening with both sides needing three points.

Manchester City were the favourites to win the Premier League again this season before a ball had even been kicked.

But they have faltered thus far and are already 11 points behind Liverpool.

Things have gone even worse for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United.

United have won just five of their opening 15 games.

They are 11 points further back from their city rivals and are a mammoth 22 points behind Liverpool.

Ahead of Saturday's big game, the Mirror have taken a look at the amount of money both sides spend on player wages.

And it makes for interesting reading...

MANCHESTER CITY

Claudio Bravo: £80,000-per-week
Ederson: £65,000-per-week
Scott Carson: £15,000-per-week

Burnley FC v Manchester City - Premier League

Aymeric Laporte: £120,000-per-week
Nicolas Otamendi: £120,000-per-week
Kyle Walker: £110,000-per-week
John Stones: £100,000-per-week
Benjamin Mendy: £90,000-per-week
Joao Cancelo: £80,000-per-week
Angelino: £45,000-per-week
Oleksander Zinchenko: £20,000-per-week

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Kevin De Bruyne: £350,000-per-week
David Silva: £220,000-per-week
Fernandinho: £150,000-per-week
Ilkay Gundogan: £140,000-per-week
Rodri: £120,000-per-week
Phil Foden: £12,000-per-week

Newcastle United v Manchester City - Premier League

Raheem Sterling: £300,000-per-week
Sergio Aguero: £230,000-per-week
Bernardo Silva: £150,000-per-week
Riyad Mahrez: £120,000-per-week
Gabriel Jesus: £90,000-per-week
Leroy Sane: £90,000-per-week

TOTAL: £2,817,000-per-week

Burnley FC v Manchester City - Premier League

MANCHESTER UNITED

David de Gea: £375,000-per-week
Sergio Romero: £70,000-per-week
Lee Grant: £30,000-per-week

Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

Harry Maguire: £190,000-per-week
Luke Shaw: £150,000-per-week
Ashley Young: £120,000-per-week
Victor Lindelof: £120,000-per-week
Aaron Wan-Bissaka: £90,000-per-week
Eric Bailly: £80,000-per-week
Marcos Rojo: £80,000-per-week
Phil Jones: £75,000-per-week
Diogo Dalot: £25,000-per-week
Timothy Fosu-Mensah: £15,000-per-week
Axel Tuanzebe: £11,000-per-week

Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

Paul Pogba: £290,000-per-week
Juan Mata: £160,000-per-week
Fred: £120,000-per-week
Nemanja Matic: £120,000-per-week
Andreas Pereira: £30,000-per-week
Angel Gomes: £17,000-per-week
James Garner: £17,000-per-week
Scott McTominay: £10,000-per-week

Manchester United v Arsenal FC - Premier League

Anthony Martial: £250,000-per-week
Marcus Rashford: £200,000-per-week
Jesse Lingard: £75,000-per-week
Daniel James: £67,000-per-week
Mason Greenwood: £25,000-per-week
Tahith Chong: £3,500-per-week

TOTAL: £2,815,500-per-week

Manchester United v Aston Villa - Premier League

Given the amount both clubs are spending on player wages, it's interesting that City are spending just £1,500-per-week more than what United are.

The first thing that stands out is Ederson's wage.

The Brazilian goalkeeper is one of the best goalkeepers in the world but three Manchester goalkeepers earn more than him.

He's arguably better than De Gea, but the Spaniard is earning almost 6x more than what Ederson is. Crazy.

Aymeric Laporte is also on a fairly low wage. The Frenchman was one of the best defenders in the Premier League prior to his injury.

But he's earning just £120,000-per-week. That's £70,000 less than Harry Maguire and £30,000 less than Luke Shaw.

Manchester United v Manchester City - Premier League

That figure is also the same figure as what United are paying Ashley Young.

Kevin De Bruyne is Man City's highest earning player and rightly so. He earns £60,000 more than Pogba at United.

Juan Mata is now a bit-part player but earns more than what Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan and Fernandinho earn at Man City.

It's also criminal that United are paying £120,000-per-week to Fred and Nemanja Matic.

They are paying just £10,000 to Scott McTominay though, which is great value for money. A big pay day seems on the horizon for the Scotsman.

Manchester United v Aston Villa - Premier League

Both clubs are also paying big money to their attackers.

Raheem Sterling earns the most, picking up £300,000-per-week.

That's £50,000-per-week than Anthony Martial. He hasn't paid well enough to be earning £250,000-per-week.

He actually earns almost 3x more than what Leroy Sane and Gabriel Jesus earn at Man City, which is crazy.

It's fair to say that Man City are getting more value for money out of there players than Man United.

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