Former manager says no player earned more than him at United

Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that he never allowed any player to earn more than him at Manchester United


Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that he ensure no player earned more than him during his time at the club.

Ferguson in his new book with Michael Moritz called 'Leading' revealed that he persuaded the Glazer family and Chief executive David Gill to raise his pay before they could offer Wayne Rooney a lucrative contract extension.

Rooney wanted to leave the club in 2010 but was persuaded to stay at United with a very lucrative contract.

Ferguson said he pulled off that move because it was an unhealthy practice for clubs to allow star players to earn more than the manager.

"When the Glazers and David Gill agreed to a big increase in Wayne Rooney's salary, they wanted to know how I felt," Ferguson wrote in the book .

"I told them I did not think it fair that Rooney should earn twice what I made and Joel Glazer immediatelysaid: 'I totally agree with you but what should we do?

"It was simple. We just agreed that no player should be paid more than me. We agreed in less time than it takes to read the previous sentence."

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