Goal.com have just revealed that if United clinch the double, Premiership & Champions League, each of the lads in the squad are in line to receive a little end of year bonus. You know to say thanks for the memories they'll each find an extra €320,000
in their weekly pay-packet or for those of you who prefer nice round quotable numbers that's Â£250,000
. A nice even quarter million. I don't know exactly who this bonus applies to in regards to the squad, however I like to think this applies to the entire first team squad including those who aren't officially listed in the Champions League squad. Hey! If it applies to the entire first team that mean Dong will earn the easiest quarter million in history! Now that is funny!
Apparently the Glazer's had this bonus structure worked out last summer in anticipation of where United would be next season. They must be psychic. Or possibly they just had a great deal of faith in Ferguson and very good forethought. Either way it's another incentive for the lads to beat Chelsea. I mean it worked for Fulham, Al Fayed promised each of the squad a basket full of caviar and viagra if they avoided the drop and with a game to go they managed to drag themselves out of the bottom three into 17th place. The promise of Viagra and Caviar apparently does wonders.
Still knowing Abramovich he's probably promised each of his squad a small European Republic if they win. I tell you I just can't get my head around the money in the modern game.