DEAN HENDERSON is set to receive a bumper new contract – earning him the same amount as midfield star Bruno Fernandes.
SunSport revealed Henderson, 23, is on the verge of signing a mega new four-year Old Trafford deal worth £100,000 a week.
The England goalkeeper only signed a new £60k-a-week deal last year and this new deal is a clear sign Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants him to battle David De Gea for the No1 jersey.
His improved contract will also come with the option of a further 12 months, which can be activated at any time.
It also means United would be splashing out £550k a week just on their goalkeepers, with Spaniard De Gea earning £350k, Sergio Romero (£70k) and Lee Grant (£30k).
Henderson would equal winter signings Fernandes and Odion Ighalo as the club’s 11th highest paid players.
Mason Greenwood also received a pay rise during his breakthrough into the first team, having being offered £40,000-a-week.
It was revealed last season United had by far the biggest wage bill in the Premier League – paying more than double the division’s average.
The Old Trafford side paid out a staggering £352million on salaries – both players and other staff – during the course of the 2018/19 campaign.
That equated to a wages-to-revenue ratio of 56 per cent, as the club took in a total of £627m across the year.
In the previous season, 2017/18, United’s wage bill stood at £296m while revenue was £590m meaning the ratio was 50 per cent.
Last season 11 United stars earned more than £100,000 a week or more.