Manchester United were in desperate need of a midfielder last summer and given the need they had to sign someone as they went for the Brazilian Fred. Fred was signed from Shakthar Donetsk with an aim to free Paul Pogba to be more expressive in front of the goal. Unfortunately, the Brazilian hasn’t been able to establish himself for the reason he was signed and the United fans are eagerly waiting for him to justify his £175,000 per week.
- Romelu Lukaku:
The Belgian striker had a very good first season with the Red Devils but it is safe to say that the former Chelsea striker has struggled to be effective this season. Lukaku has struggled to convert his chances this season which has come back to haunt United. Jose Mourinho will be hoping to get his form back in United’s bid to at least finish in the top four this season. At the moment, the former Everton striker earns £200,000 per week.
- David De Gea:
If there is one player who has stood out for United ever since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, it is David De Gea. The Spaniard has been simply phenomenal for United, helping the club immensely between the sticks. His smart reflexes, amazing shot-stopping abilities and athleticism has done wonders for United and the United fans are very thankful that the Spaniard has still remained with the club when he could have easily left. De Gea earns £200,000 per week and it is only just that he receives a new contract with a better payroll.
- Paul Pogba:
The French midfielder is arguably one of the best midfielders in the Premier League. There has been criticism for the World Cup winner time and again but there is no denial what an important player he is for United. With his abilities, he can easily turn around a game as we have seen on a few occasions and United would expect the same on a frequent basis from the former Juventus man. Pogba currently earns £290,000 per week, the second highest at the club.
- Alexis Sanchez:
It was a big surprise when United managed to sign Sanchez when Manchester City were strongly in the race to sign him. The Chilean hasn’t been able to deliver his best so far at United but with time he is expected to change around his form. Sanchez has struggled to make his presence felt on the pitch but Jose Mourinho and United fans are confident that Sanchez will prove his worth. Sanchez is United’s highest earning player with a payroll of £400,000 per week.