20 Apr 2022 | 06:22 | Football
Last night (April 16), Mourinho beat Norwich, the bottom team, and took an important step in the final four. At this time, Mourinho has climbed to 5th in the Premier League standings, only 3 points behind Tottenham. With Cristiano Ronaldo’s stellar performance, fans are hoping the Red Devils can secure a Champions League spot next season.
Personally, Ronaldo has been rewarded handsomely for scoring goals. Including last night’s hat-trick, CR7 has scored 21 goals in all competitions for the Red Devils this season.
According to The Sun, for scoring 20 goals, Ronaldo received a £750,000 bonus from Manchester United, the amount recorded in the terms of the contract between the two parties. In addition, the Portuguese player earned another £100,000 for the hat-trick.
Ronaldo will receive an extra £100,000 for every next goal. Ronaldo will get another £1m if he becomes United’s No. 1 striker this season. With 30 goals, Ronaldo’s pocket total dropped to around £2.75m.
Talking about Ronaldo’s performance, interim coach Ralph Rangnick said: “I don’t think we need to talk about Ronaldo’s performance today. Another impressive hat-trick, like the one he scored against Tottenham, played a big role, with at least two of them It’s not easy to score.”
Following the win over Norwich, Ronaldo and his team-mates will have two very tough trips to Liverpool (20 April) and Arsenal (23 April). These were two decisive games against the Red Devils’ fortunes in the race for the top four in the Premier League.