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Ferguson: No Man United player earned more than me

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Fegruson has opened up about how he agreed no player would ever be paid more than him.

The Scot explains in his new book 'Leading' how he was given a new deal following a Wayne Rooney payrise.

Sir Alex Ferguson got himself a good deal. Credit: PA

The former United manager recalls: "I told them I did not think it fair that Rooney should earn twice what I made and (joint-chairman) Joel Glazer immediately said: 'I totally agree with you but what should we do'?"

"It was simple. We just agreed that no player should be paid more than me.

"We agreed in less time than it takes to read the previous sentence."


Shaw thanks hospital staff

Manchester United full-back Luke Shaw has thanked hospital staff in Holland as he prepares to return home.

Shaw posted three pictures on Saturday morning of himself with hospital staff, accompanied by a note of thanks.

"I just wanna say a massive thank you to everyone at St Anna hospital for all the care and attention they have given me the last few days," he wrote. "Something I will never forget!

"Am pleased to be flying back to Manchester today so I can start my journey back onto the football pitch!"

Man United defender set to return home on Saturday

Luke Shaw was injured against PSV. Credit: PA

Louis van Gaal has revealed Manchester United defender Luke Shaw could return to England on Saturday to continue his recovery from a broken leg.

Shaw broke his right leg in two places during United's 2-1 defeat to PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday.

The 20-year-old had an operation on the night of the game and has stayed in Holland since to continue his recovery.

But Van Gaal said he could return to Manchester on Saturday.

The United manager said: "His family is there, we have sent people with him and he will come back when he is prepared. Maybe tomorrow."


Man United youngster not available for loan - Jackett

Striker James Wilson is set to stay at Manchester United according to Wolves boss Kenny Jackett.

The 19-year-old had been interesting a number of Sky Bet Championship clubs with United reportedly keen to loan him out after the £36million arrival of Anthony Martial.

Wolves had enquired about the England Under-21 international with Nouha Dicko out for the season with a serious knee injury.

James Wilson is set to stay at Old Trafford. Credit: PA

He told Press Association Sport: "The information is he's not available. They're keeping him there for the time being.

"There's been a number of clubs who have enquired about him and at one stage they'd been saying perhaps he could go. The timing of it is always something and if he was available would there be some interest from us? There has been in the past, yes.

"You are always looking to strengthen, you're always aware of centre forwards if we did get an injury at the moment. But, having said that, both (Rajiv) Van La Parra and young Bright (Enobakhare) have looked very good. I wouldn't hesitate to give them an opportunity if I thought it was necessary."

Man United suffer 8.8% drop in revenue

The full cost of Manchester United's absence from the Champions League has been revealed, with the club reporting revenues down last season by 8.8 per cent to £395.2million.

United's income fell by £38million from £433.2million - the loss of around £50million in revenues from Europe being partially offset by an increase in commercial income.

The Red Devils, however, are predicting they will become the first English club to break the half-a-billion-pounds mark in income this season.

Manchester United have suffered a drop in revenues. Credit: PA

United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said: "As we look to the new season, we are enthusiastic about our strong position, both on and off the pitch.

"In recent weeks we have further strengthened our squad with an exciting mix of experience and youth, qualified for the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, and seen an impressive launch of our partnership with adidas.

"Our record revenue and EBITDA guidance for 2016 reflects the underlying strength of our business and our confidence in its continued growth."

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