Manchester United wage bill at record high as club say summer spend a one-off

  • United wages hit Premier League record £384.2m in 2021-22
  • Net debt rises 22% to £514.9m and £115.5m net loss made

Manchester United’s football director, John Murtough, insists the club will not repeat this summer’s level of spending after the wage bill hit record levels.

United bought Antony, Lisandro Martínez, Casemiro and Tyrell Malacia and signed the free agent Christian Eriksen to bolster the squad for Erik ten Hag. The outlay was more than £200m and that will add pressure to a wage bill which is the highest in Premier League history after the previous year’s signings of Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphaël Varane saw salary costs leap 19.1%, a rise of £61.6m to £384.2m, for the financial year ending in June. That figure surpasses the previous mark set by Manchester City (£355m).

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EFL Statement: Peterborough United


Following the conclusion of an investigation into the appointment of a Relevant Person at Peterborough United, the EFL has today charged the Club and an individual with alleged breaches of EFL Regulations.

Derby remove Liam Rosenior as manager and target Rotherham’s Warne

  • Rosenior has been interim manager under new owners
  • Approach made for Warne, who is managing in Championship

Liam Rosenior has been relieved of his duties as interim manager at Derby County, with the League One club keen on appointing Rotherham’s Paul Warne as his replacement.

Derby’s owners have been evaluating Rosenior’s position since taking the club out of administration in July and have made an approach for Warne.

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