Leaked documents show Manchester United’s payments to flop star and huge bonuses

Manchester United have refused to comment on documents released by whistle-blowing website Football Leaks, which appear to detail how much the club paid its players in bonuses during the 2010/2011 season and how much flop star Bebe was paid in wages, according to The Daily Mail.

The documents show how after the 2009/2010 season, £5.25m in bonuses were set by the Red Devils for winning the Premier League and finishing runners-up in the Champions League, where they lost 3-1 to Barcelona in the final at Wembley, with goals from Pedro, Lionel Messi and David Villa.

There was a further £1m available for winning the FA Cup and £500,000 for the League Cup.

The documents also show former United forward Bebe was paid £900,000 a year in wages and given another £500,000 as a signing-on fee after joining the club from Portuguese side Vitoria Guimaraes in a £7.4m deal in August 2010.

That means he cost United £165,000 for each of the 74 Premier League minutes he played for the club.

Bebe was eventually sent on loan to Besiktas, Rio Ave and Pacos de Ferreira during his time at United before being sold to Benfica in 2014 for £2.3m. He’s currently playing for Spanish side Rayo Vallecano and has registered two goals and four assists in the Primera Division.

 

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