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Harry Maguire calls on United squad to make donations

Harry Maguire has called on the whole Manchester United squad to donate 30% of their wages to charity.

The Red Devils captain - who joined last summer in a £85 million move from Leicester City - has suggested his team mates should make a pledge to Manchester hospitals amid the coronavirus pandemic.

According to Mirror Sport, the players are in support of the donation and want to be seen to do their bit.

While United - one of the richest clubs in the world - don't want the squad to take a pay cut, they are said to be on board with them making a charity donation.

This comes after Maguire held extensive talks with the club's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.

The UK's health minister Matt Hancock recently slammed Premier League stars for not "doing their bit", while there has been some backlash over players for not taking a voluntary pay cut.

Meanwhile, on Thursday (02.04.20) the Professional Footballers' Association made a statement suggesting the stars should take deferrals, while the PFA also criticised clubs for placing non-playing staff on furlough schemes despite having the money to pay them.

Despite the outrage, it's understood that many players have already made five and six figure donations to charities such as Heroes to support the NHS.

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