Manchested United stars are set to agree to donate 30 per cent of a month’s wages to the NHS and become the first Premier League club to slash salaries in a bid to fight coronavirus.
Club captain Harry Maguire, who pockets £190,000 every week, was approached by executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward about the idea.
And reports claim the England defender managed to convince his team-mates to give up a little under a third of their pay for one month – so long as it goes straight to local hospitals.
The Man Utd squad are said to have strongly agreed with Maguire’s proposal – with an official announcement expected in the coming hours.
Old Trafford players and bosses believe they can start a trend and get other clubs to follow, with United clearly one of the world’s most-famous, most-influential and richest teams.
Every player giving up 30 per cent of their wages would create a predicted figure of £8MILLION for the NHS in its time of need.
Top-earner David De Gea earns £375,000 per week alone, with 30 per cent of a month’s wages ensuring £450,000 heads straight to local hospitals.
Man Utd currently spend £332m a year on player wages – the highest total in English football history.