Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has insisted that Wayne Rooney couldn’t earn twice his salary and that’s why the club put a special clause in his own contract.
In his new book ‘Leading’ Ferguson recalled how the Glazer family and then chief executive David Gill agreed that no player should earn more than the Scotsman.
Ferguson writes: "I told them I did not think it fair that Rooney should earn twice what I made and (joint-chairman) Joel Glazer immediately said: 'I totally agree with you but what should we do?'"
"It was simple. We just agreed that no player should be paid more than me.
"We agreed in less time than it takes to read the previous sentence."
Ferguson made a couple of revalations in his new book, which have written the football headlines in England this week.
The Scotsman is one of the most successful managers in football after winning 38 trophies in 26 years at Old Trafford.
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