Manchester United has banned journalists from four media outlets from attending news conference with club manager, Erik ten Hag.
Journalists from Sky, ESPN, Manchester Evening News and the Mirror were excluded after reporting some players were unhappy with Ten Hag’s coaching style, with the club insisting they were not given right of reply.
In a statement, United said the move was not for publishing unverified stories, but for doing so without giving equal opportunity to comment, challenge or contextualise.
Speaking at the news conference, Ten Hag re-echoed the stance of the club, maintaining that journalists should be sincere and balanced in their reportage.
United, who are seventh in the Premier League table, face Chelsea tomorrow.