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Premier League of boardroom pay: United's Gill tops list

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* Five clubs paying their top director more than £1m a year

Manchester United have the top earning player and now they have the top earning director too, a UK investigation can reveal.

A study of the 20 Premier League clubs has shown that United chief executive David Gill is the best paid current director with a salary of £1.953 million.

United’s latest set of accounts for the year ending June 2010, which were filed last week, appeared to place the Carling Cup winners at the top of the Premier League pay league, narrowly ahead of Arsenal.

Chief executive Ivan Gazidis earned £1.718m in his first full year at Emirates Stadium, including a £938,000 salary, a £669,000 bonus and benefits of £111,000.

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