$20 million bonus money on offer for Manchester United players

Manchester United's players would have shared almost $20million in bonuses for an all-conquering 2009-2010 season, according to reportedly leaked documents.

Manchester United 2009-2010

Paul Scholes celebrates scoring Manchester United's first goal during the League Cup Semi-Final Second Leg against Manchester City at Old Trafford on 27 January 2010 Source: Getty Images

The website Football Leaks on joining United in August 2010.

It features details of the Portuguese forward's terms at Old Trafford, where he was a surprise $15.2 million signing - proving to be a major flop in the English game.

Bonus details are also revealed in the document, which states United stars would have split $5 million for winning the Premier League, a $10.5 million payment for landing the UEFA Champions League trophy, $2 million for an FA Cup triumph and $1 million for lifting the League Cup - a potential total of $18.5 million.

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It also lists lesser bonuses for finishing second in the Premier League ($2.5 million), being Champions League runners-up ($5.5 million), FA Cup runners-up ($1 million) and League Cup runners-up ($500,000).

The contract states the bonus scheme was effective from the 2009-2010 campaign.

United's 2009-2010 season was not their most fruitful under Sir Alex Ferguson, however, as they finished second in the Premier League, lost to Leeds in the FA Cup third round, bowed out to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals, and won the League Cup, bringing in what the document indicates would be a $4.5 million aggregate bonus.


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Published 8 February 2016 at 10:13am
Source: PA Sport