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Chris Armas criticizes Manchester United's leak culture, praises Fred

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Former Manchester United assistant coach Chris Armas has discussed the chaotic leak culture that ruined his last season at Old Trafford.

Almas was hired as a short-term assistant to interim manager Ralf Rangnick and said the coaching staff was embarrassed by the role the media played in United’s season.

There have been numerous leaks alleging locker room disturbances, with ESPN claiming players were unhappy with their training sessions. Mirror also suggested there was a dressing room split. was not limited to his tenure, but also existed under his former boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Almas criticized the leak, saying disgruntled players should speak directly to him, and that the conversation with Sir Alex Ferguson should also be shed light on.

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Almas slams Manchester United’s leak culture

In an interview with US football podcast The Crack Podcast, Almas explained how frustrating it was for him and his coaching staff to find ways to leak information to the media.

Almas said: Which source, according to the source? If the players say so, why don’t they say it. The media was also against Manchester United. You didn’t know where it was coming from.

“Agents, players, it was missiles from everywhere. Bad results, media, captains suck when you’re trying to build a team. What are you talking about? Who put it there are you there?

“We all know the sanctity of the locker room. What’s going on in those walls, it’s not just BS.

“There was a meeting, the lineup was being announced. What? It’s not Ralf Rangnick’s fault.

“You’ve got guys like Juan Mata coming out and telling you what the session was like and then coming up with a report and saying, ‘Training sucks.’ That’s not true.”

He also explained how Juan Mata recommended him for a job at Leeds United, which works under Jesse Marsh.

Almas said: They (Leeds) tell me: That’s the respect I know you get.

“I have had the opportunity to join Jesse Marsh and Leeds and have decided to return. I think the next step is to be head coach again in MLS.”

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Almas of Sir Alex Ferguson

Almas says he met Sir Alex Ferguson during the Manchester United-Young Boys game.

He denied a report by The Athletic that claimed Sir Alex had ridiculed his lack of experience in European football.

Almas said: People listen to stuff like that, but it’s an incredible lie.season is over [when the article came out] And it’s not even true.

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Praise for Fred

Manchester United midfielder Fred told ESPN last month that he hopes locker room leaks will be minimized under Eric ten Hag’s reign.

Almas praised the quality of the midfielder and his demeanor, commenting:

“He’s a great player, a good player. Even he created some heat in the media, but he was reliable and a good team guy.”

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