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ENGLISH RICH LIST: Man Utd's Rooney tops English earners

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney tops English football's rich list. David Moyes' Manchester United team might be floundering in the title race but Rooney's Old Trafford pals also make the top 10 for high-earning footballers - Rio Ferdinand, Michael Carrick and winger Ashley Young.

At 35, United defender Ferdinand and Chelsea's Frank Lampard are the oldest on the list, while Manchester City winger James Milner is the youngest at 27.

The list was produced by Wealth-X.


1 Wayne Rooney (£45m)

2 Rio Ferdinand (£37m)

3 Frank Lampard (£31m)

4 John Terry, Steven Gerrard (both £29m)

6 Joe Cole (£22m)

7 Ashley Cole (£20m)

8 Michael Carrick (£16m)

9 Ashley Young, James Milner (both £13m)

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