Man Utd boss Ralf Rangnick revealed that he does not read anything on social media and has encouraged his players to communicate in person. The admission came after Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial posted contradictory messages after being linked with a move away from Old Trafford. The latter completed a move to Sevilla but the former had his deal vetoed by the board.
“It’s always better [to communicate in person],” Man Utd boss Ralf Rangnick said. “I never, ever read or communicate by social media accounts, I don’t even exist there, to be honest, I wouldn’t have time to do that. Therefore it’s always better [to communicate in person]. I always communicate with the players directly, as I did with Anthony Martial and with Jesse. But maybe I am a different generation, my generation never grew up with these kinds of things.”
“For me, it’s always better to communicate directly, but again it’s time to look ahead. I know in both cases what I said to the players, and what happened, so for me, there is no reason to discuss this anymore,” he added. “I don’t know. It’s far too early to speak about that, and in the end, it’s also a question of what the players want and how the club sees it. But these are not interesting topics for us right now, right now it is to get the best out of the season and these players. Even if they want to leave at the end of the season, the chance to get an offer from any club, including Manchester United, is to play well.”