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Roy Kean defends players who refuse to take a pay-cut in the EPL

Roy Keane, a former player at Manchester United, has defended EPL stars who have refused to take a pay-cut from their club’s due to coronavirus pandemic.

Mesut Ozil of Arsenal has been in the news of late for refusing to take a pay-cut from the London club.

Reacting to the development, Roy Keane stated that wealthy club owners should bear the brunt and not place it on their players who are highest paid in the club.

The former United midfielder told Sky Sports: “I’m not sure how I’d have dealt with it, I have a lot of sympathy for the players out there, a lot of players are getting criticised.

“Looking at it now, particularly with the way I left United, and I’m talking about players at the really big, big clubs, with a lot of wealthy owners and pressure to take pay cuts, I wouldn’t take a pay cut if I was at one of the bigger clubs.

“It’s nobody’s business what you do with your wages. You take your wages and if you want to be generous, go ahead and do it, there’s a lot of speculation out there but I don’t think people should believe everything they read about what players are doing, taking 10 per cent or 15 per cent.

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