Report reveals Man Utd paid out £52m to injured players since 2014

Date published: Wednesday 15th November 2017 8:31

The staggering amount that Manchester United have paid out in wages to injured players since 2014 has been revealed.

New research, titled Sick Notes, from, has found that the Red Devils have spent £52,514,709 on wages to injured players over the past three seasons.

Despite this amount, they haven’t accumulated the most days lost due to player injuries; that award goes to Newcastle United whose players have missed 5,172 days through injury.

The author of the report also commented on the injury record of Liverpool: “Focusing on the Big Six and surprisingly it’s Liverpool, not Arsenal, that have the worst injury record. 162 individual injuries over the past three Premier League seasons has led to Liverpool players missing 4,153 days through injury and has cost the Merseyside club £40,057,806 in lost wages.

“Daniel Sturridge and Jon Flanagan were the two most injury prone players within Liverpool’s squad, missing 468 and 492 days respectively, and costing the club £8,022,456 and £1,756,32 in lost wages.”

The player who has missed most days through injury is former Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez, who has missed 549 days through injury since 2014.

See the full report at

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