‘He has to accept responsibility’ – Rio Ferdinand demands Man Utd BAN Ralf Rangnick from speaking to the media

RIO FERDINAND has demanded that Manchester United should BAN interim boss Ralf Rangnick from media duties.

The 63-year-old German coach only has one game remaining of what has turned into a miserable stint at Old Trafford.


Despite the dreadful displays on the pitch, Rangnick has been an open book during his interviews by revealing everything that he feels is wrong with the club.

He claimed that after identifying some forward targets that he was told there were no players available as well as criticising his current squad.

Some United supporters have taken to Rangnick’s approach well – but former defender Ferdiand says it has gone too far.

And he believes that Old Trafford chiefs, who have appointed Ajax boss Erik ten Hag to take over this summer, should step in now and stop him from any more media outings.

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Ferdinand told his Vibe with FIVE YouTube show: “I don’t agree with the way that he’s airing the dirty laundry in public while he’s still in the hotseat, while he’s still in there.

“It’s nice sometimes for fans, you want to get a bit of insight, but there’s information that he’s letting out [that he shouldn’t be].

“You’re still in the job, man, relax, have some respect for the people around you.

“Make waves behind the scenes. Push and pull and jostle for positions and outcomes behind the scenes with people.”

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Rangnick could only watch one in disbelief as United were thrashed 4-0 by Brighton on Saturday.

That ensured that the Red Devils could not finish any higher than sixth this term – something Ferdinand insists the coach should take responsibility for.

He added: “I’ve said this for a couple of weeks now, he’s saying a lot of stuff to almost distance himself from responsibility.

“But he has to accept some responsibility that the team has got worse since he’s been in there.”

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