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Report: Man United’s summer plans could hinge on top-4 outcome

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Paul Pogba

Manchester United players due a 25 percent pay rise if top four is achieved

The win against Aston Villa took Manchester United to within a point of Leicester City in fourth.

With the Foxes tottering, the Red Devils have a serious shot at overtaking them to a top-four finish. With us set to face them on the final day of the season, we could be heading to a winner-takes-all clash.

The club is keen to bring in reinforcements to ensure we can push for the top prizes next season. The likes of Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish are key targets but will not come cheap.

Manchester United are set to pay players more if they qualify for the Champions league
Manchester United are very interested in Jadon Sancho

Top Four finish to hurt recruitment?

According to The Athletic, United have the funds for Sancho but are unsure of the exact financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic on the club.

United are looking to move several players such as Alexis Sanchez, Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones, and Chris Smalling. The likes of Jesse Lingard and Diogo Dalot too could be on their way out. (h/t The Athletic)

The report also goes on to state that the players are due a 25 percent increase in wages if they qualify for the Champions League. Such a generous increase could make it difficult for the club to move players on. (h/t The Athletic)

It is ironic that a transfer could become far more difficult to pull off for the 20-year-old if United finish in the top four.

Ole Gunnar Solskajer is keen to strengthen his team in the summer
Ole Gunnar Solskajer is keen to strengthen his team in the summer

According to the Express, Sancho is said to be waiting to see if the Red Devils do indeed qualify for the Champions League as he wants to compete in Europe’s elite competition.

Adding the wonderkid to the roster will give us a massive boost when it comes to our offensive prowess. With our front three scoring for fun, adding Sancho to the mix is almost unfair on our opponents.

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The rise in wages is justified given the players can get us back into Europe’s premier competition. However, 25 percent is a big increase especially when it comes to big earners such as David de Gea, and Paul Pogba.

How it impacts us and our transfer dealings remains to be seen.