Luke Shaw hits back at claims he earns more than World Cup winner

Luke Shaw

The Manchester United youngster has denied rumours that his wage is higher than that of ex-Germany captain Philipp Lahm.

There has been a lot of talk and debate over the amount of money that 19-year-old Shaw is now earning after his £30 million transfer from Southampton to Manchester United.

Figures of around £100,000 per week have been claimed by the British media, which has led to significant criticism as to why someone so young, who has achieved very little, should receive such a huge wage.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho also hit out at Shaw's extravagant wage last week by saying that he could not sign the left-back because his alleged £120,000 wage demands would have "killed the stability" in the Chelsea dressing room.

Yesterday a Twitter account called FootballFunnys tweeted a meme of Shaw next to a picture Lahm holding the World Cup with the following words written across, "That awkward moment when you realise Luke Shaw earns more than Philipp Lahm".

As well as spelling the Bayern Munich skipper's name wrong, it got twice as awkward for FootballFunnys when the United star replied without even being @'d. He hit back tweeting, "Well that's not true" following by a thumbs up emoticon.

Slightly red-faced, FootballFunnys swiftly deleted the tweet from their account, but luckily other Twitter users were able to screenshot beforehand.  


Nowhere has it been previously suggested that Shaw earns as much as the £150,000 that Lahm rakes in each week, so it's a little unclear where their information came from.

One thing that is for certain is that they did not expect the England international to come out and straighten the record.

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