Ralf Rangnick, Manchester United’s interim manager, has been chastised by Rio Ferdinand for giving out too much information in his news conferences. Some things should be kept private, according to the Red Devils legend, and the German coach should not alert the media of internal concerns.
Despite Jesse Lingard’s brother’s statements on social media, it was Jesse Lingard’s decision not to play the Chelsea game, according to Rangnick. Rangnick has also spoken out against the club’s failure to sign players in January, including Luis Diaz, who joined Liverpool.
Ferdinand expressed his dissatisfaction with the situation on his FIVE podcast, saying:
“We have never been a club that airs its dirty linen in public, as I hear the manager say. ‘I attempted to tell the board to sign this player or that player,’ the person says, referring to information that should be kept within the club. Speak with the board. Don’t speak to the general populace.”
“If you’re going to talk about it, and you’ve left the club and cut your ties with it, now might be the time. Fine. Maybe I can understand. You can get a few things off your chest… but you’re still working; ‘I told them to sign these three players, including [Luis] Diaz, who is now flying for Liverpool.'”
“It improves his appearance and relieves him of duty. What he’s doing isn’t right in my opinion. Of course you’re disappointed, but talk about it at the club and work it out. Maybe once you’re gone, you can say your piece. Doing it now, when you are there, will not benefit anyone.”