The Reds have been smashing it in the transfer market in recent seasons, they have also been killing it in the bank – Liverpool have posted record profits in recent seasons and have now signed a megabucks kit deal with sportswear giants Nike. Despite the riches at the club, we have kept ahold of our wages. Sportrac have reported the wages of the Premier League’s top clubs and shockingly, Luke Shaw earns more than Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold combined.
Manchester United have never been sensible with their money. They have wasted millions in recent seasons, the failed signing of Alexis Sanchez is perhaps the most damning indictment of their transfer policy. The Chilean forward is apparently raking in £350k a week from the club.
Luke Shaw earns £150k a week according to the database, whilst Andy Robertson is paid £50k a week whilst Trent Alexander-Arnold’s rate is £40k a week. Shaw is paid 60k more a week than the two best full backs in the world combined – nonsense.
The disparity between full backs is not the only bizarre comparison – Harry Maguire (you know, the shambolic one that shouldn’t start ahead of Joe Gomez for England) earns more than Virgil van Dijk. The English centre back pulls £189,904 a week whilst the Dutchman is on £180k a week.
What RTK has to say
These figures illustrate everything that Manchester United have been doing wrong and just what Liverpool have been doing right. We treat our footballers like footballers, whilst the Red Devils treat them like pop stars. There is simply no reason for Marcus Rashford to be on £200k a week.
The Reds have been keeping a lid on wages, challenging players to prove themselves before they earn astronomical money. This policy has obviously been working well for us thus far – we just need to make sure we never drift into the territory United currently find themselves in.