When asked about whether it’s better for Man United players to air their issues directly to him than posting on social media, Ralf Rangnick said: “It’s always better.
“I never ever read or communicate by those social media accounts. I don’t exist there (on social media) and wouldn’t have time to do that, so therefore it’s always better and I always communicate with the players directly.
“I did that with Anthony Martial and Jesse but maybe I’m a different kind of generation. My generation didn’t grow up with those kind of things. I can even remember a time when there were no mobile phones or internet, so for me, it’s always better to communicate directly.”
“But again it’s time now to look ahead. I know in both cases what I said to the players and what happened so for me there’s no reason to discuss this anymore.”
Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard both took to social media to dismiss Rangnick’s claims that they didn’t want to play for United on a few occasions since he arrived. Ralf eventually made up with Martial and he’s now been loaned to Sevilla.
Rangnick has also solved any misunderstandings with Lingard and will continue selecting him this season, but it looks like he’s clear about not wanting players to complain about anything on social media anymore.