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“As a player, you have to ask yourself a few questions before doing anything. Is it going to help me? Is it going to make me a better player? Is it going to make people feel better about me? Is it going to earn me money? Is it going to make my coach like me more or less?

“If the answers come up negative then it’s probably best not doing it. We all make mistakes and I’ve made loads of them.

“The idea of a guy going on social media, looking a bit of a prat while not winning football matches and not playing that well is a really bad cocktail.”

“But then again, on the other side, he’s giving his all, he’s a young lad and social media is the modern form of media, so get over it.

“That’s why I retired, because I was seeing it in front of my own eyes, that I couldn’t get to that level anymore.

“Jesse Lingard doesn’t drink a lot. 20 years ago, somebody going on a holiday would have been bladdered for four weeks. What’s worse – a social media post where somebody’s having a bit of a joke or getting bladdered for four weeks?”

“When I was playing, you always had three groups – the guardians, the middle group and the younger ones,”

"When I started in the first team, there were players like Paul Ince and Roy Keane and one bad pass was regarded as an absolute crime.

“Manchester United doesn’t have the guardians now. Absolutely not, no. There are some good professionals, Juan Mata for instance, Ander Herrera, when he was there, and Scott McTominay — you can see he’s a good lad and wants to play football.

“But I don’t think they carry the influence in the dressing room to be able to dominate the culture and that’s a real problem.

“In any business, in any football team, if the guardians in the dressing room, the ones who have the influence, are not setting the example, then you have a big problem and have to clear them out.

“I’ve referred to it as Japanese knotweed — when it starts to grow it needs a real aggressive approach. If you think of when Sir Alex Ferguson was there, he cut it out straight away, got rid of it.”