Man United players will receive 25% deduction if they don't qualify for UCL

Man United players will receive 25% deduction if they don't qualify for UCL

- Man United players risk been getting a pay cut if they do not qualify for the Champions League

- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men are currently battling for the lives in the Premier League top four

- The Old Trafford outfit also risk losing stars like Paul Pogba and David De Gea because of the deductions

Manchester United absence in next season's Champions League tournament could cost their players up to 25% reduction of their wages.

The Red Devils are looking to finish in the Premier League top-four but their attention is now on the crucial fixture with Barcelona at Old Trafford.

United stars risk having their wages reduced if they do not make it through to next season's competition in the elite competition in Europe.

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According to The Sun , players' contracts at are structured to take up to a quarter of their wages away if they lose out on the windfall generated by qualifying for the top European competition.

The Old Trafford outfit have a reputation among agents as a club who deduct from salaries if they fail to reach the Champions League group phase.

United chiefs have made this development known in the past in their annual report about the deduction and 30% reduction from their sport kit giant, Adidas, should they miss out on two straight years.

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Ole Gunnar Gunnar Solskjare now has the task of making their qualification count so that he will not lose the likes of Paul Pogba and David De Gea because of pay cuts.

The Red Devils are currently sixth in the Premier League table, just three points off fourth placed Tottenham with six games left to play.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Chris Smalling has insisted that Manchester United are confident going into their Champions League quarter tie with prospect of facing Barcelona's Lionel Messi.

The Red Devils will be looking to reach the semi finals for the first time since the 2014-15 season when they went on the win the competition. ( -> We have updated to serve you better.

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