Paul Pogba and Odion Ighalo lead the FIVE Man United stars into the top 20 richest young stars with Anthony Joshua the only non-football player to win (but which player WITHOUT a club is in the top 10?)
They are one of the richest clubs in the world, so it may not be surprising to see how Manchester United dominate the club Sunday Times Rich List for those aged 30 or under.
There are five players in the top 18 – with Paul Pogba leading the way of the Old Trafford outfit.
The 27-year-old midfielder is third on this list with a £ 50 million wealth. His income has increased by £ 13 million since 2019 and saw him jump five places from eighth place.
Paul Pogba is one of the five Man United players in the Sunday Times Rich List of those 30 or younger
The 27-year-old is in third place on the list with a wealth of £ 50 million – up from £ 13 million as of 2019
Pogba joins goalkeeper David de Gea. The Spaniard – who became Manchester United’s highest paid star after signing a new £ 375,000 a week contract in September – is fourth overall at £ 34m.
His earnings were up £ 10m to see him move alongside Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne.
Like De Gea, Anthony Martial signed a new deal with United last year – worth £ 200,000 a week – and that increase has helped him become a new entry on this list. He is in shared 11th place with £ 20m wealth, with Liverpool center-back Virgil van Dijk – who is yet another newcomer.
Luke Shaw and Odion Ighalo complete the five Red Devils. Shaw’s new entry is in 13th place with Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah at £ 19m.
Meanwhile, Ighalo is just below them in joint-15th. The striker’s £ 18m wealth is brought in by his substantial salary of £ 300,000 a week at Shanghai Shenhua parent club.
Ighalo, who turns 31 on June 31, will be loaned to United until the end of the month, with the Premier League side contributing £ 130,000 a week in his wages.
Of the top 20, football dominates the 17-place list, with Anthony Joshua being the only non-footballer to make the cut.
The British boxer ranks second in the list with a wealth of £ 107 million. This is up £ 58m from 2019 – the biggest fortune increase of all.
The 30-year-old made the most of his money from his two games last year with Andy Ruiz Jnr. The first fight – which resulted in a shock loss – took place in June in Madison Square Garden, New York.
The retake in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he recovered the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight belts, earned him an estimated £ 60 million in taxes and deductions.
Only Gareth Bale topples Joshua. Bale, who finished second last year and turns 31 in July, has become the first with £ 114 million in wealth. The Real Madrid striker’s fortune has increased by £ 20 million.
The most surprising item in the top 10 is Daniel Sturridge. Sturridge ranks ninth with a net worth of £ 22 million. This is despite the fact that he has been without a club since March.
The 30-year-old currently has a four-month ban for breaking the betting rules and saw that his contract with Turkish club Trabzonspor was terminated by mutual agreement.