Two Man United players on top 20 earnings list

Date published: Tuesday 24th April 2018 9:58

Two Manchester United footballers are the Premier League’s only representatives on a list of the top 20 best-paid players in world football.

Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez feature on a list that has no place for any Manchester City, Liverpool or Tottenham players.

The list is produced every year by France Football and takes wages, bonuses and commercial earnings into account; they have confirmed for the second consecutive season that United boss Jose Mourinho is the highest paid in the world.

The list in full:

20) Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich): £18.2m a year.

19) Paul Pogba (Manchester United): £19.2m

18) Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich): £19.4m

17) Oscar (Shanghai SIPG): £19.4m

16) Edinson Cavani (PSG): £19.7m

15) Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich): £20.1m

14) Karim Benzema (Real Madrid): £20.6m

13) Alexis Sanchez (Manchester United): £20.6m

12) Ezequiel Lavezzi (Hebei China Fortune): £22.1m

11) Andres Iniesta (Barcelona): £22.3m

10) Luis Suarez (Barcelona): £22.7m

9) Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid): £22.7m

8) Zlatan Ibrahimovic (LA Galaxy): £23.4m

7) Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid): £24.1m

6) Toni Kroos (Real Madrid): £24.7m

5) Gerard Pique (Barcelona): £25.4m

4) Gareth Bale (Real Madrid): £38.5m

3) Neymar (PSG): £71.3m

2) Ronaldo (Real Madrid): £82.2m

1) Lionel Messi (Barcelona): £110.2m

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