José Mourinho Bans Manchester United Squad From Social Media For 48 Hours Before Matches

José Mourinho Bans Manchester United Squad From Social Media For 48 Hours Before Matches
May 2, 2017

Manchester United News

José Mourinho has banned Manchester United players from using social media 48 hours before kick-off, according to the Independent. United made it another home draw against Swansea as Gylfi Sigurðsson’s free-kick cancelled out Wayne Rooney’s opener.

It is believed the Manchester United boss wants to prevent information flowing out of the club via social channels such as Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram and ensure his players are solely focused on the task ahead.

The Manchester United squad have been told that the club does not want them to publish any pictures from training 48 hours before the game.

The Independent say the club and Mourinho believe certain posts uploaded by the players have painted the club in a bad light, and a post by Luke Shaw which announced his recovery from injury in November reportedly left Mourinho and Rui Faria furious.

The Portuguese duo felt that by Shaw showing he was recovering at home, it painted the image that the club was not helping Shaw with his recovery.

You nt from Manchester mate 😂😭 @manchesterunited #MUFC #neverfollow

A post shared by Paul Labile Pogba (@paulpogba) on

Paul Pogba was publicly criticised by Rio Ferdinand and other pundits such as Steven Gerrard for posting videos of himself dancing after not making a big enough impact on the pitch, whilst United remained sixth in the Premier League. It’s likely Mourinho’s ban will stop videos such as this from happening – until Manchester United win again, perhaps.

 

 

 

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