What is the “C Ronaldo rule”? Why does Manchester United implement a salary limit order?
A number of British media revealed that when it comes to player contracts, Manchester United will adjust the transfer policy and introduce the “C Ronaldo Rules”. What are Manchester United’s “C Ronaldo Rules”?
Just entering 2023, Manchester United will adjust its transfer policy. This time it is mainly for player contracts. Manchester United has introduced a restricted movement order called “C Ronaldo Rules”. This practice of Manchester United shows that the club has completely abandoned the transfer operation in the past.
Compared with other giants, players who join Manchester United can often get a lucrative contract. Manchester United implemented this policy in order to tighten the club’s salary structure. So what exactly is the “C Ronaldo rule”? Where did this rule come from? What does it mean? Why is Manchester United implementing this rule at this time?
What are the “C Ronaldo Rules”?
The “C Ronaldo rule” refers to a transfer policy that Manchester United will implement in 2023. According to the British “Daily Mail” report. This policy was jointly proposed by Manchester United’s behind-the-scenes shareholders to ensure that the salary of each Manchester United player will not be much higher than that of his teammates.
Under the “C Ronaldo Rules”, the salary of Manchester United players is limited to a weekly salary of 200,000 pounds, and the annual salary is limited to around 104 million pounds. Manchester United will seek to reach a new deal with players who are under contract and overpaid. After the new contract is signed, the salaries of these players will be limited within the salary cap.
In the past, Manchester United often provided huge contracts to some stars. Take Ronaldo as an example. After the Portuguese superstar returned to Manchester United, it was reported that his weekly salary was as high as 385,000 pounds.
Why does Manchester United implement the “C Ronaldo Rules”?
Under normal circumstances, a club’s implementation of the movement control order is mainly due to financial and economic considerations. When the club introduces players, avoid giving players excessive treatment. For clubs and players, the salary limit order can also ensure a certain degree of certainty in the negotiations between the two parties.
To implement the “C Ronaldo Rules”, the first and most important point is that Manchester United should reduce the wages of players. There are also potential benefits for the coach to control the locker room, and the psychology of those high-paid players will also create a sense of fairness.
Why is it called the “C Ronaldo rule”?
“C Ronaldo Rules” is not an official name, it is a way of saying that the media is about the imminent restriction of Manchester United. The Red Devils want to limit players’ salaries.
It is also possible that this approach will be officially given the name “C Ronaldo Rules”. Because compared with other Manchester United veterans over the age of 30, Ronaldo’s salary is too high. Manchester United also issued this order after Ronaldo left the team.
The inspiration for this rule of Manchester United is likely to come from the “Beckham Rule” of the MLS. The MLS enforced a player-specific rule that allowed a team to sign three players who didn’t exceed the league’s salary cap. The “Beckham rule” is just the unofficial name for the rule.
Can it be implemented smoothly?
The implementation of this rule may not be as optimistic as imagined. The current premium situation for players is already very serious. If Manchester United cannot reach the average level, it will be difficult to attract good players.
In addition, the movement restriction order will also affect the contract renewal negotiations of some players. De Gea’s contract with Manchester United is about to expire at the end of the season. With a weekly salary of over £300,000, he is currently the highest paid goalkeeper in the Premier League. Once the movement control order is implemented, it is unknown whether De Gea is willing to renew his contract. The same situation is with Rashford. Rashford’s outstanding performance has also attracted the attention of many teams. If the salary drops sharply, Manchester United may find it difficult to keep the England striker.