How Bruno Fernandes' wages compare to his Man Utd team-mates

Robin Bairner
Bruno Fernandes, Manchester United, Champions League, 2021/22

Bruno Fernandes is set to sign a new Manchester United deal that will double his wages at the club.

Having rapidly established himself as a key player since arriving at Man Utd from Sporting CP, the Portugal international has, however, been on rather modest wages by the standards of the Old Trafford side.

Indeed, Fernandes’ comparatively meagre pay packet has only been highlighted by the summer arrivals of Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo, all of whom are on truly big-money deals.

Ronaldo earns the biggest wage in the history of the Premier League, while Sancho and Varane are both among the division’s big earners.

Fernandes, meanwhile, is not even among Man Utd’s big earners – and this is despite having been undoubtedly their key player over the last 18 months.

He has a basic pay packet of £100,000 per week, although it is reported that bonuses can carry this as high as £180,000.

The 27-year-old Fernandes is clearly playing to a better level than that, though. In just 85 Man Utd games, he has scored 44 goals and laid on another 26, giving him 70 goal contributions. This equates to him being involved in a goal once every 98 minutes he has been on the park for his new club.

How much every Man Utd player earns

NameWeekly wage (£)
Cristiano Ronaldo480
David de Gea375
Jadon Sancho350
Rafael Varane340
Paul Pogba290
Anthony Martial250
Edinson Cavani250
Marcus Rashford200
Harry Maguire190
Luke Shaw150
Fred120
Victor Lindelof120
Nemanja Matic120
Donny van de Beek120
Dean Henderson100
Bruno Fernandes100
Alex Telles93
Eric Bailly80
Phil Jones75
Jesse Lingard75
Mason Greenwood75
Brandon Williams65
Axel Tuanzebe50
Amad Diallo42
Scott McTominay20

Indeed, he has already struck up an impressive club relationship with Ronaldo, having worked with the legendary forward at international level. This was evident in the manner that he set up ‘CR7’ to open the scoring against Young Boys.

Fernandes is paid in the same wage bracket as Jesse Lingard, whose loose back pass cost the Red Devils a draw in Switzerland, and back up goalkeeper Dean Henderson.

It is reported by The Sun that he is ready to sign a new deal worth £250,000 per week, although that still puts him sixth on the club's list of top earners.

Clearly, Fernandes is a player operating at a level well above his place in Man Utd’s pay scale and any new deal will be amply deserved.