FLASH IN: He’s unhappy: INEOS must sell Man Utd dud who earns more than Branthwaite

As owners of Manchester United, Sir Jim Ratcliffe and INEOS are gearing up for a very busy summer.

In addition to getting rid of deadwood, the goal is to bring in interesting young players like Jarrad Branthwaite

who can contribute significantly to the rebuild.

defender Jarrad Branthwaite of Everton
The Everton defender has made an impression in his debut full Premier League season, and United has made him a top target.

Eliminating deadwood will be a major responsibility for the new owners of Old Trafford, and one of them just so happens to make a lot more money than Branthwaite.

Christian Eriksen’s first Manchester United campaign

Christian Eriksen made his free transfer to Man United in the summer of 2022 after making an impression in a brief appearance at Brentford.

Erik Ten Hag was able to rely on the Denmark international to help establish control over his midfield.

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The former great player for Tottenham Hotspur appeared in 28 Premier League games, starting 25 of them, and averaged 74 minutes per contest.

Despite playing in a double pivot with Casemiro, Eriksen developed into a very significant player in the last third of the season, dishing up eight league assists, which is equal to Bruno Fernandes’ total.

But despite a strong start, he didn’t exactly improve last season, and as the season went on, his value to the team declined. Football inventor Liam Canning even referred to him as a “passenger.”

Christian Eriksen’s salary at Manchester United
This time, Eriksen found it difficult to recapture the form he had previously shown.

circling, adopting a more squad-oriented role.

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He’s not really thrilled about it either. The Dane recently stated in an interview: “This season has been a little different for me than previous seasons. The role has been a little bit different. Not only is it new to the outside world, but it’s new to me.

“It is evident in the way that people speak. No, nothing has changed. I consider myself fortunate that I spent less time sitting on the bench in my younger years. However, I did it occasionally. It’s never enjoyable. Indeed, it is true. In my opinion, you should always aim to be the team member selected first. Occasionally, the coach turns a blind eye.

However, since I play for United, there is just competition for spots because there are so many talented players.”

The ascent of Kobbie Mainoo

and the loan signing of Sofyan Amrabat, who reduced his game time to an average of 53 minutes per match, haven’t helped his role either.

England’s Kobbie-Mainoo Euro 2024 squad
This meant that although the number 14 appeared in 22 Premier League games overall, he only started 12 of them and spent the most of February through April on the bench.

Ratcliffe might want to consider selling, especially given that Eriksen is 32 years old and no longer a valuable member of Ten Hag’s best starting lineup. This is especially true given his salary.

Aged 30-Plus: Man United’s Highest Paid Players


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Through Capology

As you can see, Eriksen is making £150,000 a week right now, which comes to around £8 million a season—quite a sum for a backup.

With the departure of Anthony Martial and Raphael Varane, he now ranks among United’s highest-paid midfielders and among the top 10 earners at the team overall.

To put things in perspective, this also indicates that Eriksen makes little more than four times as much as Branthwaite, an Everton target who is now paid just £35,000 a week. We merely respond, “But that’s a lot less than the best players in the Premier League.”


He also earns the third most money at the club overall.

thirty years old, only earning less than Harry Maguire and Casemiro, who have started six more league games than the Dane.

Eriksen signed a deal that runs until June 2025, so he essentially has one more year left on it before it expires.

Consequently, this summer would be the ideal time for United to sell the dynamic midfielder in order to raise some money.



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