Report claims Man Utd will not use taxpayers’ money to pay non-playing staff

News has emerged that Manchester United are unlikely to take taxpayers’ money to fund the wages of non-playing staff.

Liverpool and Tottenham have come under fire for using the Government furloughing scheme, which sees 80% of salaries paid up to £2,500 per month from the public purse in a bid to keep workers employed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Sportsmail can reveal Manchester United are set to tell around 900 non-playing staff they will be kept on by the club — on full pay and no request for Government cash.

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Yesterday we called on United to make this move and not stoop to Liverpool’s low.

The Mail does add to their report that United have declined to comment on the story, but they believe their information is correct so now we just need to wait on an official announcement from the club.

According to the Mail’s Mike Keegan, sources say the club are expecting to inform staff of the decision this week. Moreover they are exploring the possibility of staff helping out on a voluntary basis to tackle the crisis.

On Sunday, Man City announced they would be honouring wages out of their own pockets, unlike Liverpool, who made a pre-tax profit of £42m and increased turnover to £533m in 2018-19. They are also owned by American billionaire John W. Henry.

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