Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo faces a major pay-cut if they fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Ronaldo will have his £385,000 a week salary docked by 25 per cent next season should Manchester United fail to qualify for the Champions League, says the The Athletic.
United are two points behind fourth-placed West Ham with a game in hand, but top-four rivals Tottenham and Arsenal have played one match fewer than United in an intense four-way battle for Champions League football.
That would mean Ronaldo’s £385,000 a week wage will dip below the £300,000 mark to £288,000 a week – which would be the lowest wage salary the 36-year-old has earned in some years.
Ronaldo accepted a significant drop from the £500,000 a week package he had at Juventus in order to complete his Old Trafford return.
Despite that drop in wage, Ronaldo is still the highest-earning star in Rangnick’s squad, with United goalkeeper David de Gea next on the list on a reported £375,000 a week.