LONDON: Manchester United are adding pressure on boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – by reminding that success on the pitch is still the number one priority.
Expenditure to pay club salaries rose by 25 per cent to £ 354 million a year.
And United Executive Vice Chairman Ed Woodward told Solskjaer it was time to show it was worth the money spent.
Woodward said: “Our priority is success on the field.
“Managers, players, everyone at the club are asked to achieve that objective.”
Solskjaer lost injured Paul Pogba for Saturday’s crucial clash at Watford as the player is recovering from a thigh injury.
The presence of Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho in the summer added United’s salary spending to 23.1 per cent.
Revenue for the three months to September 30 rose 16 per cent to £ 126.5 million after supporters finally returned to Old Trafford.