Almost £10million in bonuses would have been shared between Manchester United’s players during the 2009/10 season, according to leaked documents.
The website Football Leaks has published what it claims is the contract given to Bebe on joining United in August 2010.
It features details of the Portuguese forward’s terms at Old Trafford, where he was a surprise £7million signing who proved a major flop in the English game.
Bonus details are also revealed in the document, which states United stars would have split £2.5million for winning the Premier League, a £5.25million payment for landing the Champions League trophy, £1million for an FA Cup triumph and £500,000 for lifting the League Cup – a potential total of £9.25million.
It also lists lesser bonuses for finishing second in the Premier League (£1.25million), being Champions League runners-up (£2.75million), FA Cup runners-up (£500,000) and League Cup runners-up (£250,000).
The contract states the bonus scheme was effective from the 2009/10 campaign.
United’s 2009-10 season was not their most fruitful under Sir Alex Ferguson, however, as they finished second in the Premier League, lost to Leeds United in the FA Cup third round, bowed out to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals, and won the League Cup, bringing in what the document indicates would be a £2.25million aggregate bonus.
In Bebe’s year at Old Trafford, they landed the Premier League title, were Champions League runners-up, reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup and the fifth round of the League Cup.
Under the terms of the bonus scheme, that would have secured £5.25million in bonuses to be divided between players, with each split based on appearances in the competitions.