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How much will David de Gea and Manchester United players waive if they accept 30% wage cuts?

The Premier League wants players to take a 30 per cent pay cut to cope with financial losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic

The Premier League wants footballers from the division's 20 clubs to take a 30 per cent pay cut to cope with losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Here we take a look at how those proposals will affect the highest earners at Manchester United, who are fifth were positively flying with January recruit Bruno Fernandes hitting his stride.

The Portuguese was named Premier League player of the month for February.

Neither Fernandes or on-loan Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo are included in this list.

The money the players agree to forgo is expected to go to good causes, including protective equipment for frontline health workers and towards salaries of non-playing staff members also forced to take wage cuts.

The club said last month they will pay 3,000 casual staff for the remainder the season even if matches are forced behind closed doors or cancelled due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Above is a picture gallery of United's highest earning players and how much they stand to forgo in the event of agreeing a 30 per cent wage cut.

Move on to the next image by clicking on the arrows, or if using a mobile device, simply swipe.

Updated: April 4, 2020 03:24 PM

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