How Man Utd Players Are Reacting Over 25% Pay Cut After Failing To Qualify For UCL

Alexis Sanchez is substituted off as Paul Pogba looks on.

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Manchester United players have turned on each other after their failure to qualify for the Champions League.

The Red Devils’ hopes of finishing inside the top four crashed and burned following their 1-1 draw against Huddersfield Town last Sunday.

Now, their absence from the Champions League in the upcoming season is set to have a direct impact on the club’s revenue as well as the income of all their players.

While Manchester United will suffer an overall loss of £40m and risk losing their long-term sponsorship deals, the players’ wages will be chopped off by 25%, thanks to a pay-cut clause in their contracts that gets activated if they fail to make it to the UCL.

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This very decrease in wages has resulted in a mutiny in the Manchester United dressing room, according to reliable journalist Andy Mitten (via his column in FourFourTwo).

Individual players have refused to take responsibility for their collective failure to qualify for Europe’s premier competition, thereby turning on each other.

The report adds that while Solskjaer has been putting on an optimistic front in public, the fact is that the mood in the dressing room remains extremely poor.

The current squad comprises of players that were recruited by four different managers and forced to play under four different footballing philosophies, and in the end, they have been left with nobody else to blame but each other.