Ronaldo's £480k-a-week wages at United make him best paid Premier League star

Cristiano Ronaldo’s sensational return to Manchester United will see him earn £480,000-a-week - making him the highest paid player in the Premier League.

The 36-year-old sealed a dramatic move back to United on Friday after he looked set to join rivals Manchester City just hours before.

The move will see him return to the Red Devils 12 years after leaving for Real Madrid and he now looks set to become the highest paid player in the top flight, overtaking the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku, Harry Kane and David de Gea.

Manchester City midfielder De Bruyne had been on the highest base salary in the Premier League, with the Belgian pocketing an eye-watering £385,000 while United keeper de Gea is on just £10,000 less than him per week.

Ronaldo’s staggering weekly wages eclipses De Bruyne’s by almost £100,000, but it still pales in comparison to Lionel Mess and Neymar’s earnings at PSG.

After leaving cash-strapped Barcelona earlier this month, Messi agreed terms on a whooping £1million a week with to sign for PSG, dwarfing Ronaldo’s United deal.

His team-mate Neymar, who joined the club back in 2017, is also one of the best paid players in football, earning £600,000 each week.

However, a £480k salary is a significant outlay for a player who is now 36 years old and shows just how crucial United believe Ronaldo will be for them this season.

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