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Manchester United Players Take Paycut And Donate To Hospitals

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With the coronavirus running rampant across the globe and taking a toll on hospitals and first responders, Manchester United players are giving back, agreeing to donate up to 30% of their salary to local Manchester hospitals.

Captain Harry Maguire was approached by executive chairman Ed Woodward about the pay reduction idea and presented it to the rest of the squad, which unanimously agreed according to The Daily Mail.

It was agreed that players earning up to £375,000-a-week will forgo 30 percent of their wages for one month with the understanding that the money is used to benefit hospitals and health centers throughout Manchester to fight the virus.

Last week United striker Marcus Rashford teamed up with FareShare, a food distribution charity, after schools in the Manchester area were closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, raising £134,000 for meals.

Also, goalkeeper David De Gea has made a €300,000 donation to help provide medical equipment and support vulnerable families in Spain.

Manchester United are currently the only team in the Premier League to donate their salary during the forced break.