Manchester United are under no pressure to cut the wages of players despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Although major football competitions have been suspended, United believe they are in good financial standing to not ask players to defer part of their salaries.
However, they admit that the situation is fluid and will be monitored. The Old Trafford outfit has 25 global sponsorship partners including Adidas, Chevrolet, Kohler, and AON, with a series of regional partners that generate at least £200m in income every season.
Clubs that rely on matchday and broadcast revenue will be severely affected by this period of no football. However, this makes up just half of United’s earnings each year. Therefore, this will prevent them from implementing wage cuts for as long as possible as they remain committed to completing the 2019/30 season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are still training at home as they await the green light to return to their Carrington training base.
The Red Devils have 11 games left to play including an FA Cup tie against Norwich and the return leg of the Europa League round-of-16 clash against Austrian side LASK Linz.
Meanwhile, Man United midfielder Paul Pogba is hoping that the situation improves. He said:
“Hopefully things will get better very soon and we will get back to the game,”
“Hopefully we can show you guys we are ready and we want to go back to win trophies.
“Stay connected, stay safe and we’ll be back on the pitch soon.”