Dressing room row: Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba in conflict over scoring bonuses

By Clinton Nyabuto: Sunday, May 12th 2019 at 15:49 GMT +3 | Football
Alexis Sanchez (left) and Paul Pogba have been involved in a dressing room row over goal-scoring bonuses. [Photo, Courtesy]
Manchester United duo Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba have been involved in a dressing room row over the huge amount of cash they pocket for scoring and setting goals for the Red Devils.
According to The Sun, while goal incentive schemes are normal in most clubs, the pay disparity that excludes Pogba and Sanchez from the rest of the squad has created divisions in the locker room.
The Chilean and the World Cup winner are currently the top paid players at Old Trafford.
Alexis is the Premier League's top paid player earning a whopping £500,000 a week besides collecting £75,000 for every goal he scores and a superfluous £25,000 for each assist he creates.
On the other hand, Pogba earns a staggering £300,000 a week while he pockets an extra £50,000 for each goal he scores and £20,000 for every assist he provides.
The Red Devils duo had earlier been involved in an incident where they bickered over who would take a penalty against Leicester back in August and the goal-bonus scheme could be the reason.
A source told The Sun: "The real problem is the incentive plan, It has caused a lot of animosity and is responsible for the lack of the recent failure of team spirit as anything else."
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now faced with an uphill task of getting the players together as the rifts continue off the pitch.
Sanchez has had an awful season at the Old Trafford with the club plotting to offload the Chilean forward next summer after scoring just four goals for the club this season.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid has made Paul Pogba their top target as the 25-year-old midfielder could be on the move next summer.

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