According to The Sun, Ronaldo triggered a bonus-related clause in his contract after reaching 21 goals for the season.
Ronaldo’s contract includes a £750,000 bonus for reaching 20 goals plus a further £100,000 for his hat-trick strike
Cristiano Ronaldo earned a bonus of £850,000 as a result of his hat-trick against Norwich
Ronaldo will now receive £100,000 for each further goal he scores in the remainder of this season.
Although he has received some criticism at times since returning to United last year, Ronaldo is playing a major part as he looks to keep his team’s hopes of finishing in the top four alive.
Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in the win against Tottenham last month and he repeated the feat against Norwich at Old Trafford on Saturday.
In the seventh minute Ronaldo opened the scoring with a tap-in, and he proceeded to make it 2-0 with a header. Norwich managed to pull level as Kieran Dowell and Teemu Pukki scored but Ronaldo secured all three points for United with a free-kick.
The result saw United move up to fifth place, three points adrift of Tottenham. United now face two important away fixtures against Liverpool and Arsenal.
Furthermore, Ronaldo is likely to receive £1million for being United’s top scorer this season