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Gary Neville says he knows who is behind Man Utd's dressing room leaks

Gary Neville has criticised the Man United players behind the "disgusting" dressing room leaks
Gary Neville has criticised the Man United players behind the "disgusting" dressing room leaks / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Key Summary:

1. Gary Neville believes he knows Man United players behind the "disgusting" dressing room leaks.

2. Several players are unhappy at Old Trafford with Ralf Rangnick's coaching methods.

3. Reports last week claimed some players have nicknamed assistant coach Chris Armas 'Ted Lasso'.

Gary Neville has claimed he knows the Manchester United players who are behind the 'disgusting' dressing room leaks in recent weeks.

A number of stories have been leaked over the last few weeks about players not being happy with Ralf Rangnick's coaching methods and leadership.

And speaking on his Sky Sports podcast, former United man Neville slammed certain players and their representatives for leaking details about the squad to the press.

Neville said: “I remember when I joined Sky and we had the Champions League in the early years, and I went over to Napoli to do a game involving Chelsea.

“It was when Andre Villas-Boas was their manager and he left out Frank Lampard, Michael Essien, Ashley Cole – four or five prominent players. That is what managers tend to do in their final days at a club, as they see it as a free hit.

“I remember sitting there at lunchtime with our team and they were getting messages of team news being leaked and the manager being slagged off, and I sat there thinking ‘does this actually happen’?

“Players agents and PR teams were briefing the media on a matchday about what was going on inside a club, and it was the first time I had seen it and known for it to happen – it really unnerved me.

“That is happening at Manchester United now – they are at it, the PR teams, the agents and the marketing teams, as a self-preservation for their own player.

“But what they do not realise is that unfortunately, when they go to the media then those media people go to us – so we know who is briefing. The reality is that we do not like it, but we know who it is.

“We are not going to throw people under a bus here because we have that journalistic respect – but they are it in the same way that Chelsea were all those years ago. They need to stop it and work as hard as they can.”