Have Manchester United banned their players from Twitter?

Posted by - January 21, 2010 - Manchester United

Red Devils are not social

Manchester United has announced that none of its players are currently using social networking sites amid rumours of an enforced Twitter ban. A news story on the club’s official website claimed that no United player is an active social networker.

The statement said: “The club wishes to make it clear that no Manchester United players maintain personal profiles on social networking websites. Fans encountering any web pages purporting to be written by United players should treat them with extreme scepticism.”

The announcement has sparked rumours in some quarters that the club has enforced the ban to avoid embarrassing or compromising information being published online by players, like the infamous Darren Bent rant or Ryan Babel’s recent unofficial team news.

Players including Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs and Darren Fletcher are believed to have used Twitter in the past, although fake accounts claiming to belong to United stars far outnumber the genuine ones.

OTP has no way of proving whether the above tweet, purporting to be from Wayne Rooney, is genuine or not.

  • nro5

    I think you meant to say ‘is genuine or not’.