Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo ‘earns £850,000 bonus after hitting hat-trick in victory against Norwich’
- Cristiano Ronaldo is set to receive a bonus of £850,000 after his hat-trick
- Ronaldo was the hero with three goals as Manchester United beat Norwich 3-2
- The forward has a £750,000 bonus for reaching 20 goals for the season
- Ronaldo will receive £100,000 for each additional goal he scores this season
Cristiano Ronaldo will receive a bonus of £850,000 following his hat-trick in Manchester United’s 3-2 win against Norwich.
According to The Sun, Ronaldo triggered a bonus-related clause in his contract after reaching 21 goals for the season.
Ronaldo’s contract includes a £750,000 bonus for reaching 20 goals plus a further £100,000 for his hat-trick strike.
Cristiano Ronaldo earned a bonus of £850,000 as a result of his hat-trick against Norwich
Ronaldo will now receive £100,000 for each further goal he scores in the remainder of this season.
United will also pay their top scorer this season £1million and Ronaldo seems almost certain to achieve that accolade given that he is 12 goals ahead of his closest challenger Bruno Fernandes.
Furthermore, Ronaldo would receive around £2.75million in total payments if he manages to reach 30 goals this season.
Ronaldo will receive another £100,000 for each further goal that he scores this season
Although he has received some criticism at times since returning to United last year, Ronaldo is playing a major part as he looks to keep his team’s hopes of finishing in the top four alive.
Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in the win against Tottenham last month and he repeated the feat against Norwich at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Furthermore, Ronaldo is likely to receive £1million for being United’s top scorer this season
In the seventh minute Ronaldo opened the scoring with a tap-in, and he proceeded to make it 2-0 with a header. Norwich managed to pull level as Kieran Dowell and Teemu Pukki scored but Ronaldo secured all three points for United with a free-kick.
The result saw United move up to fifth place, three points adrift of Tottenham. United now face two important away fixtures against Liverpool and Arsenal.