Manchester United chiefs are reportedly suspicious that someone connected to the club is leaking confidential injury information. And the Red Devils, who have endured a nightmare start to their Premier League and Champions League campaigns, have launched an investigation to root out any moles.
United already appear to be out of the Premier League title race after suffering their fourth league defeat of the season against Crystal Palace. The Eagles defeated Erik ten Hag’s side at Old Trafford, with Joachim Andersen scoring the only goal of the game.
The result leaves United 10th in the Premier League and nine points behind leaders Manchester City. But the Red Devils’ woes are not exclusive to the pitch.
According to the Daily Mail, United are keeping a close eye on a new anonymous account on X (formerly Twitter) which is leaking injury updates about first-team players. The account, which was created earlier this year, has posted injury news before official confirmation from the club and recently provided updates on Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia and Sergio Reguilon.
United chiefs believe it may be the work of someone who has access to confidential information and is investigating the source. And bosses are worried the information could damage team unity and give rivals an advantage.
“Preparation for games these days is so thorough that leaked information about team line-ups and injuries can give the opposition an advantage to exploit,” a club insider told the publication. “United fans should be hounding out these accounts that routinely leak this kind of information, and questioning what is their motivation for doing it.”
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