- Man United players could be forced to a pay cut over their failure to qualify for Champions League
- United were held to a 1-1 draw by Huddersfield to end their hopes of sealing a top four finish
- A section of players are now said to blaming one another ahead of the imminent pay cut
Tension is brewing at Old Trafford after reports emerging that Manchester United players will be forced to a 25% pay cut next season after failing to qualify for Champions League.
Last weekend's 1-1 draw against already relegated Huddersfield ended United's slim chances of sealing a top four finish at the end of the season.
They currently sit sixth on the standings with 66 points, one off fifth-placed Arsenal who have also had a woeful run in the Premier League.
According to a UK Metro report, the imminent pay cut at United has courted a conflict among squad members who are blaming one another for the woes facing the club.
Players are said to have refused to take individual responsibility for the club's collapse in recent weeks, with some shifting the blame to one another.
The Red Devils' budget and forecast is understood to be based on the assumption the club qualifies for the European elite competition in the bare minimum.
The club is of the view that finishing a season out of the Champions League threaten their financial strength and even long-term sponsorship deals.
As such, the Old Trafford outfit has a clause in their contracts with players that warn a 25 per cent deduction on their salaries will be effected if they fail to qualify for Champions League.
Top club earners including Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba could be affected most, a situation that could prompt them seek a move away in the summer.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was reportedly at loggerhead with Ed Woodward over the future of want away star Paul Pogba.
The Frenchman has been heavily linked with a move away from Old Trafford this summer with Real Madrid looking as the potential destination for the midfielder.
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