"Talk to board. Don't talk to the public:" Ferdinand slammed Rangnick for "airing dirty laundry"

The former Manchester United star has slammed Ralf Rangnick for sharing board-room talks in the press conference.

Koushik Biswas
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The former Manchester United defender has slammed club's interim coach Ralf Rangnick for sowing his frustrations publicly.

At the press conference, after losing 4-0 against Brighton, the United boss revealed how his wish to sign a new forward was shut down by the board in January.


Rangnick in match against Brighton. Image- Premier League

Dusan Vlahovic was Rangnick's first choice, who ended up at Juventus. Meanwhile, Luis Diaz was another target for the German coach. However, Diaz ended up at Liverpool and will play the UCL final later this month. Along with them, Julian Alvarez was another of the the United boss, but now he will end up at arch-rival Manchester City.

With all of his requests going down, Rangnick surely was not happy with the Manchester United board. Hence, after another heart-felt loss, he decided to lash on the board.

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However, former United defender Rio Ferdinand did not took those words positively. When asked about Rangnick's comments, Rio said, "When I hear the manager speaking, we have never been a club that airs its dirty laundry in public. The guy is talking about details which should be kept within the club."

"Talk to the board. Don't talk to the public," he added further.

"If you are going to talk about that, if you have left the place and you have severed ties with the club, maybe that's when you want to talk about it. Fine. I understand that, maybe. You can get a few things off your chest. But you are still there working; 'I told them to sign these three players, Diaz at Liverpool who is now flying'.

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"It makes him look a bit bitter and takes the responsibility off him. I don't think it is right what he is doing. Yeah you are disappointed, of course, but speak about and iron it out at the club. When you are gone, then you can say your piece, maybe. Doing it when you are there right now doesn't help anybody."

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