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Man Utd ban journalists from news conference after reports of unhappy players

Manchester United banned journalists from four media outlets from Tuesday’s news conference with boss Erik ten Hag.

United claimed they had not been given the right to reply to negative stories around the club.

Journalists from Sky, ESPN, Manchester Evening News, and the Mirror were excluded after reporting some players were unhappy with Dutchman Ten Hag.

“We are taking action against a number of news organisations,” the club said in a statement.

“Not for publishing stories we don’t like, but for doing so without contacting us first to give us the opportunity to comment, challenge or contextualise.

“We believe this is an important principle to defend and we hope it can lead to a re-set in the way we work together.”

Sky Sports News reporter Kaveh Solhekol on Tuesday reported that Erik ten Hag has lost elements of the dressing room at Manchester United, with players questioning his playing style and treatment of Jadon Sancho.

“My information is that some of the players are confused with what is happening. He has lost elements of the dressing room. One source tells me that he’s lost about 50 percent of the dressing room,” Solhekol said.

“Quite a few players are unhappy with the style of play, they also feel that they’re training too hard and that they’re running too much during training. I was told that the players don’t know what they’re running for.”-He added.

Erik Ten Hag speaking ahead of Wednesday’s Premier League clash against Chelsea said: “They should come to us and not go behind our back printing articles, that’s not the right thing”.

Story By; Princeton Wiredu

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