Benjamin Mendy has said he is taking Pep Guardiola’s advice by staying off social media when at Manchester City’s training ground or in the dressing room.
The Frenchman has a huge following on social media with 987,000 and 2.1m followers on Twitter and Instagram respectively.
“Every time I am with my phone I am on Instagram or Twitter and [so] now I need to be careful,” Mendy said.
“When I am at the training centre, the CFA [City Football Academy], I don’t use my phone but instead I listen to the manager.”
After the 2-0 win at Arsenal in City’s opening league game of the season Guardiola said: “Mendy has a lot of things to improve and hopefully we can convince him to forget a little bit the social media and improve a few things.”
In reference to this, Mendy said: “Maybe it’s true, maybe it’s not. I trust him, he has more experience of the players. I go without my phone. I don’t change but in the dressing room I don’t use my phone at all. It’s better.”