Man U offers defender O’Shea 16.5 million pound contract

October 27th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI  

Alex Ferguson London, Oct. 27 (ANI): Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has offered star defender John O’Shea a new 16.5-million-pound contract, and said the initiative is being taken to ensure stars commit to Old Trafford for the long-term.

He has already given new contracts to star striker Wayne Rooney and Patrice Evra, the Sun reports.

O’Shea will now get an 80,000-pounds-a-week four-year deal, which is modest compared with Rooney’s 250,000 pounds and Evra’s 100,000 pounds.

This third contract deal also lets United fans know the club will do all it can to fight off any raids from Manchester City.

Old Trafford chief executive David Gill said: “We have a policy that wages should be 50 per cent or less of turnover. We believe we can do that and still retain and attract the stars we need. That’s a sensible model. Clubs have other models. Each to their own.”

Ferguson moved as O’Shea had just one year left of his contract. (ANI)

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