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Coronavirus crisis: Premier League players union questions logic of 30% wage cut

Mark Ogden says the Premier League "was late to the party" with the expected deferral on players' wages.

The players union representing Premier League footballers has questioned the league's call for a 30% player wage reduction amid the coronavirus crisis, saying it would reduce tax revenue for the National Health Service.

A video meeting between the Premier League, its players, representatives and the Professional Footballers' Association took place in an effort to resolve the situation surrounding wages following high profile criticism of the league's earning power.

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Carragher blasts Liverpool's coronavirus policy as nonplaying staff on leave

Craig Burley weighs the pros and cons of the Premier League following Belgium's suit and voiding the season.

Jamie Carragher has criticised former club Liverpool after they announced some nonplaying staff would be placed on temporary leave during the coronavirus crisis. 

Staff affected will receive 80% of their salary through the government's job retention scheme; something that has already happened at Newcastle, Tottenham, Bournemouth and Norwich as Premier League clubs count the cost of the virus. Liverpool said they will top up the remaining 20%.

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Man United's Andreas Pereira loves fatherhood but can't wait for football's return

Rob Dawson details Andreas Pereira's comments about having to train without a set goal and playing every day.
Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explains how players will continue to train during social distancing.
Mark Ogden says recent performances have earned Solskjaer a shot at another season as United manager.

For Andreas Pereira, there is an upside to life in isolation. Under normal circumstances, Manchester United would be playing games across Europe, but the coronavirus pandemic has put a stop to that and, like every other Premier League footballer, he is spending an extended spell at home for the first time in his career. The timing is fortunate; two-month-old daughter Maria-Victoria is keeping Pereira occupied.

"It's really strange," Pereira said in an interview with ESPN. "I'm home all the time...