Manchester United stars are set to have their wages reduced by up to 25% if they don’t qualify for the Champions League next season, according to reports from the Mirror.
The Red Devils are having a disastrous campaign under manager Louis van Gaal, with the club not only getting poor results but having their style of football branded as boring by both fans and critics.
And their disappointing term has seen Van Gaal come under some intense pressure, with reports suggesting that Jose Mourinho will take over at the end of the season.
It has now been revealed that the players will have their wages slashed by a quarter if they do not make it into Europe’s elite competition, a policy which was introduced three years ago by former boss Sir Alex Ferguson.
An insider said: “The club felt it was right players should be rewarded for reaching the top four but also share the financial repercussions if the team miss out.”
However, they can save themselves from these repercussions if they win the Europa League, but it could prove a difficult task given that Man United lost their first leg tie against FC Midtjylland on Thursday.