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Juan Mata discusses the ‘Obscene’ wages footballers earn.

Juan Mata sat for an interview with a Spanish TV yesterday and discussed the wages he, his team mates and other footballers earn these days.

“Football is very well remunerated at this level,” Mata said. “It’s like we live in a bubble.

“With respect to the rest of society, we earn a ridiculous amount. It’s unfathomable.”

“With respect to the world of football, I earn a normal wage. But compared to 99.9% of Spain and the rest of the world, I earn an obscene amount.

“The barometer we use for measuring our salaries is comparing them to those of our team-mates and what other players are earning elsewhere.

“The barometer we use for measuring our salaries is comparing them to those of our team-mates and what other players are earning elsewhere.

“I live in a bubble. Real life is the one my friends live. They’ve had to look for work, sign on to the dole and emigrate.

“That’s normal life now. My life as a footballer is not normal. It scares me sometimes to think about just how protected I am.

“The smallest problem and someone will come and fix it for me. That’s one of the aspects in which we don’t live a normal life.”

Juan Mata about the ridiculous fees in the modern transfer window.

“I can understand what they’re talking about. The business side of football makes it seem as though the owners are now more important than the fans.

“It’s not like the football of old; there wasn’t as much press coverage before or as many interested parties looking for their cut.”

“Every player thinks he’s Maradona when he joins a big club. That happens to all of us but then you start to notice it in the younger players.

“You see kids who think they’re rock stars; wearing extravagant clothes and driving fancy cars… and sometimes you have to take them aside and have a word.”

Manchester United Players Salaries 2018.

PlayerAgeWeekly WageDealContract until
David de Gea26£200,000 2019-06-30
Sergio Romero30£50,000 2021-06-30
Lee Grant35New Signing2020-06-30 
Joel Pereira21Unconfirmed 2021-06-30
Marcos Rojo27£70,000 2019-06-30
Phil Jones25£50,000 2019-06-30
Diogo Dalot19(not confirmed)New Signing2023-06-30
Chris Smalling27£80,000 2019-06-30
Eric Bailly 23£75,000 2020-06-30
Victor Lindelof22£75,000New Signing2021-06-30
Antonio Valencia31£100,000 2019-06-30
Luke Shaw22£70,000 2018-06-30
Matteo Darmian 27£60,000 2019-06-30
Nemanja Matic29£120,000New Signing2020-06-30
Fred25£175,000New Signing2023-06-30
Ander Herrera27£75,000 2018-06-30
Marouane Fellaini30£80,000 2018-06-30
Juan Mata29£140,000New Contract2019-06-30
Jesse Lingard24£25,000 2021-06-30
Paul Pogba24£290,000 2021-06-30
Alexis Sanchez29£400,000New Signing2022-06-30
Ashley Young32£110,000 2018-06-30
Anthony Martial21£65,000 2019-06-30
Andreas Pereira21£10,000 2018-06-30
Romelu Lukaku24£200,000New Signing2022-06-30
Marcus Rashford19£20,000 2020-06-30

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