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Man Utd have been rinsed by Van Gaal flop who earned as a lot as Fernandes


It has been an undeniably disappointing season of soccer for Manchester United this yr, with the Pink Devils crashing out of the League Cup and the Champions League early, always stumbling within the Premier League.

Nevertheless, whereas Erik ten Hag’s second season in cost has gone badly incorrect, there have been a couple of vibrant sparks, with Bruno Fernandes being one among them.

The captain has managed to rating 15 objectives and supply 11 assists regardless of the performances of these round him.

The 29-year-old is one among few gamers incomes their wage this season, though that is not one thing that may be mentioned of a former United flop who used to earn the identical quantity on the Theatre of Goals.

Bruno Fernandes’ wage at Manchester United

United accomplished the £47m signing of Fernandes in January 2020 below the stewardship of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and to say he has repaid that preliminary funding since then could be an understatement.


The Portuguese dynamo hasn’t been in a position to carry a lot success to the membership in the way in which of trophies within the 4 years he is been there, however his performances have typically been spectacular.

In his first half-season at Outdated Trafford, he scored 12 objectives and offered eight assists, that means he entered a wholly new league, joined arguably the largest membership on this planet, and instantly began averaging a purpose involvement each 1.1 video games – discuss an prompt affect.

Since then, he has scored 79 objectives and offered 64 assists in 230 video games, and he additionally picked up the captain’s armband below Ten Hag.

In all, it will be truthful to say that he has in all probability earned his £240k-per-week contract, which is not one thing that may be mentioned a couple of former United midfielder who joined the membership as a legend of the game.

Bastian Schweinsteiger’s wage at Manchester United

The participant in query is Germany and Bayern Munich legend Bastian Schweinsteiger, who joined Louis van Gaal’s United facet for £14.5m in the summertime of 2015.


The veteran midfielder was 30 on the time, so whereas there wasn’t an expectation that he would are available in and revolutionise the crew, there was a perception that he would make a distinction and assist the membership push on below the Dutch coach, which is why they handed him a whopping £240k-per-week deal, the identical quantity Bruno is on right this moment.

Sadly, the German’s first season at Outdated Trafford was an underwhelming one. In his 31 appearances – ten of which have been off the bench – he scored one purpose, offered one help, and was unable to forestall the membership from ending fifth, which noticed Van Gaal get the sack.


The next season was José Mourinho’s first in Manchester, and his arrival marked the start of the top of the 39-year-old’s time on the membership. The 121-capped worldwide revealed on an episode of The Overlap earlier this month that he was banned from the primary crew dressing room and coaching with the primary crew “for no purpose.”

With it clear that his time with the Pink Devils was over, the previous Bayern ace agreed to signal for MLS facet Chicago Hearth in January 2017 and, with round £21.1m in wages he had earned over the earlier 88 weeks, he left. Total, the veteran midfielder left with 35 appearances, two objectives and two assists to his identify.

The funds of Bastian Schweinsteiger’s Man United Deal

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So, when including his switch payment and complete wage collectively, the Kolbermoor-born maestro value United round £35.6m, which breaks right down to £1m-per-appearance, £17.8m-per-goal, or £17.8m-per-assist, which, whereas not solely his fault, can hardly be described as worth for cash.

Finally, whereas Schweinsteiger is a soccer icon, he was by no means going to be value £240k-per-week to Manchester United.