Marcus Rashford hit out at claims made by German reporter Christian Falk this week.
Falk suggested that a number of English players at Manchester United are “irritated” by Cristiano Ronaldo’s attempts to lead the dressing room, however, Rashford quickly rubbished the claims on Twitter last night.
Sky Sports News reporter Pete Graves shared a clip on himself on air backing Rashford for speaking out against bogus claims from journalists on social media.
Graves tweeted: “I stand with @MarcusRashford this morning and appeal to MORE footballers to “call out” BOGUS claims from so-called IDK accounts on social media! It’s misleading for FANS. Don’t believe everything you read. Trust wisely.”
I stand with @MarcusRashford this morning and appeal to MORE footballers to "call out" BOGUS claims from so-called IDK accounts on social media! It's misleading for FANS. Don't believe everything you read. Trust wisely. #MUFC @SkySportsNews #earlykickoff #goodmorningsportsfans pic.twitter.com/pZnnrWViJR
— Pete Graves (@PeteGravesTV) February 17, 2022
Footage courtesy of Sky Sports
We can only echo those sentiments.
Graves makes a very valid point about it being unfair for fans. I have seen how people react to apparent leaks from the dressing room, especially over the past year, and it’s clear many don’t know what to believe.
It is important in the modern age for footballers to stay on top of these things and ensure that incorrect information is shot down. In the past year, we have had to debunk several stories written about the club.
Gary Neville recently spoke about dressing room leaks and how he knows where they are stemming from, going on to blame social media agencies who represent players these days.
Let us know how you think players should deal with fake news from so-called journalists.