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Pogba could earn 736 times more than fans - Manchester clubs head up supporters wage difference

Goal.com logo Goal.com 20-04-2017

Supporters of the two Manchester clubs are earning well over 200 times less than players at their two clubs, new research has revealed.

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Manchester United fans earn 281 times less a week than the club's players, on average, whilst Manchester City supporters are not far behind, earning around 264 times less.

That figure makes the Red Devils the third highest across European football’s top four leagues, in terms of wage disparity, sitting behind only Barcelona and Real Madrid, whilst City come in fifth.

The average weekly wage of a United player currently stands at £110,961.54, compared to the average wage of a supporter of £393.64.

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This means that a United supporter could be earning a staggering 736 times less than the club's highest earner Paul Pogba, who reportedly pockets £290,000 per week following his return to Old Trafford last summer.

Across the city, the average weekly wage at the Etihad Stadium sits at £104,289.94 and, should you fall into the average wage bracket, as a supporter, you'll be earning around 558 times less than stars such as Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero, who are rumoured to be on £220,000 per week.

Despite coming in behind the Spanish giants, United still carry the highest average wage figure of the top three, in terms of disparity, with Barcelona paying their players an average of £108,636.37 a week and Real Madrid paying an average of £97,151.44.

The figures come following a report from Deloitte, who announced that the two Manchester clubs are currently responsible for more than 50% of the Premier League increase in combined revenue, which totalled around £3.6 billion, for the 2015/16 season.

The Red Devils' participation in the 2015/16 Champions League, along with their usual strong commercial growth, saw revenues increase to £515 million, topping Deloitte's Football Money League as the world's highest revenue-generating club.

City, on the other hand, benefitted from increased distributions to clubs competing in Europe with their run to the Champions League semi-final, thanks to the new UEFA broadcasting rights cycle.

The percentages for United and City are a far cry from the other end of the Premier League, where Burnley supporters earn just 45 times less than their players, making them the most financially aligned club in the world’s most lucrative league.

Bournemouth and Hull City come in next, with fans of those clubs earning 55 and 61 times less than players respectively.

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In Germany, Bayern Munich come out with the highest wage disparity, with supporters earning 140 times less than players, whereas in Italy, Juventus lead the way, with a staggering difference of their players earning 267 times more than fans.

The research, carried out by MyVoucherCodes.co.uk, aims to show the growing disparity between the income of players to the income of supporters.

It came off the back of comments made by Freddie Flintoff about Arsenal’s lavish travel to matches, and how the players are growing further disconnected from supporters, and takes into account the average weekly wage of a member of the public in the club’s city.

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