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Manchester United Will Pay Non-Staff Wages Without the Help From Taxpayers

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 28: A general view inside Old Trafford prior to the FA Youth Cup: Sixth Round match between Manchester United and Wigan Athletic at Old Trafford on February 28, 2020 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Charlotte Tattersall/Getty Images)

Manchester United Will Pay Non-Staff Wages Without the Help From Taxpayers
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 28: A general view inside Old Trafford prior to the FA Youth Cup: Sixth Round match between Manchester United and Wigan Athletic at Old Trafford on February 28, 2020 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Charlotte Tattersall/Getty Images)

Unlike other Premier League teams, Manchester United have opted against taking taxpayers money to fund wages and have announced they plan on keeping close to 900 non-playing staff employed with full pay.

United have already said that they plan on paying their matchday staff for the rest of the season and will announce the news to the non-playing staff this week.

Cross-town rivals, Manchester City also announced today that they will be following United’s lead and honor wages without the help of taxpayers.

Liverpool’s decision to furlough ‘some staff’, as they put it in a statement, equates to more than half of the non-playing workforce.

Newcastle, Norwich, and Bournemouth will also be using the Government scheme.