For over a year now, Bruno Fernandes has been Man Utd’s go to guy and usually when he doesn’t play, there’s always a noticeable difference in how the side plays.
Tuesday evening vs West Ham proved it again as Van de Beek who replaced him wasn’t so effective. Bruno had to be brought on with United looking for a winner.
Yet, he’s not among the top 5 earners at the club. Some players who are liabilities to the team get more money than Fernandes who is now the club’s biggest asset.
Fernandes annual salary is currently capped at £9.3 million. That was the contract he signed last January but there’s a chance the club could renew his contract at the end of the season in order for his pay to match his performances.
Some players that earn higher than Fernandes who shouldn’t be are: David De Gea currently earns 19.5 million pounds. Paul Pogba is the only one in the top 5 who has about as much impact as Ferdinands and his market value means his salary can be justified. He earns £15 million annually.
Anthony Martial is currently about one of the worst players in the first XI but his 13 million pounds annual salary is about 4 million more than Bruno gets.
Edinson Cavani joined the club on a free transfer this summer and is world class quality so his almost £11 million per year salary is somewhat justified.
Marcus Rashford receives £10.4 million per year while Harry Maguire earns half a million pounds more than Bruno.
Full list of United’s highest paid players: