REVEALED: Man Utd top Real Madrid and Barcelona in astronomical salaries

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The £5.77 million average salary of a Manchester United player is the highest in world football, according to the findings of a global survey.

The study, which covered almost 10,000 sportsmen spread across 333 teams in seven sports, found the Red Devils to be the most generous outfit in their chosen field.

NBA teams lead the way in terms of the biggest-paying outfits in sport – with Lebron James’ wages contributing to an average wage bill of £6.54m at the Cleveland Cavaliers - while baseball giants the New York Yankees also sit inside the top three.

United are fourth on that list, but the Red Devils lead the way when it comes to rewarding top earners in football.

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