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PFA release statement after Man United voted against Premier League spending cap



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The PFA released a statement after Premier League clubs voted on a potential spending cap in England’s top flight this week.

United were one of three teams that voted against the change to a spending cap known as “anchoring”.

This would mean that the maximum permitted spending of any Premier League club would be a multiple of what the lowest earning side receives via the Premier League’s centralised broadcast and commercial deals.

The Athletic have reported that the concept was first brought up last year, with a multiple of 4.5 in mind, but after several clubs strongly opposed the idea, a multiple of five is expected to be implemented if the proposal passes.

According to various reports it was United, Manchester City and Aston Villa who voted against the move at a meeting on Monday. Chelsea abstained their vote.

This move would be implemented for the 2025/26 season if it is passed.

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The aforementioned report from The Athletic stated that United voted against this move as they believe it would be a negative impact on the competitiveness of the league.

As well, with the move have the potential to set a ceiling on how much money an employer can pay employees, the Professional Footballers’ Association have spoken out on the news.

A PFA spokesperson has said: “We will obviously wait to see further details of these specific proposals, but we have always been clear that we would oppose any measure that would place a ‘hard’ cap on player wages.

“There is an established process in place to ensure that proposals like this, which would directly impact our members, must be properly consulted on.”