Rooney Man Utd deal eclipses Ronaldo at Real Madrid

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is now the highest paid player on the planet.

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is now the highest paid player on the planet.

Rooney's new deal eclipses what Real Madrid shelled out for his former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo last year.

The ten highest paid footballers in the world are:

1. Wayne Rooney, 24, Man United, £250,000 a week

2. Cristiano Ronaldo, 25, Real Madrid, £217,308.

3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 29, Barcelona, £200,000.

4. Yaya Toure, 27, Manchester City, £185,000

5. Lionel Messi, 23, Barcelona, £175,000.

5. Samuel Eto'o, 29, Inter Milan, £175,000.

7. Kaka, 28, Real Madrid, £167,307.

8. Emmanuel Adebayor, 26, Man City, £142,307.

8. Karim Benzema, 22, Real Madrid, £142,307.

10. Carlos Tevez, 26, Man City, £134,615.