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How new Manchester United signing Odion Ighalo ranks in the club's top earners - in pictures

Former Watford striker had to take a pay cut to secure dream move to Old Trafford

Lifelong Manchester United fan Odion Ighalo said he was happy to take a pay cut to complete his dream deadline-day switch to Old Trafford.

Ighalo was earning £300,000 (Dh 1.43m) a week at Shanghai Shenhua, but was desperate to grab his chance with United, who have been struggling after the summer departures of Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku, and a back injury sustained by Marcus Rashford.

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looked at a variety of options and eventually completed a late loan deal for ex-Watford striker Ighalo, who has joined until the end of the season.

Ighalo certainly secured a massive hike in his salary when he left Watford for China. But even his £300,000 a week would not have put him on top of the pay scale at Old Trafford.

Goalkeeper David de Gea is not only the highest paid player at Manchester United, but the Spain international is also the Premier League's biggest earner.

De Gea earns a weekly salary of £375,000, according to Spotrac, an online sports team and player contract website.

French World Cup-winning midfielder Paul Pogba, who joined United for £89.3 million in August 2016, trails behind the Spaniard as the club's next higher earner, before compatriot Anthony Martial.

Above is a photo gallery of the highest earning players at Manchester United and their weekly take home pay.

To move on to the next image, click on the arrows, or if using a mobile device, simply swipe.

Updated: February 6, 2020 11:25 AM



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