Benjamin Mendy’s use of social media has frustrated Pep Guardiola.
Last August, the Manchester City boss expressed his desire to see Mendy put his phone away and concentrate on his football.
“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,” Guardiola said, per The Guardian.
Mendy, whose career at the Etihad Stadium has been blighted by injuries, responded by saying he would listen to his manager’s advice.
“Every time I am with my phone I am on Instagram or Twitter and [so] now I need to be careful,” the left-back said.
Mendy has gained a large following - he has 1.13 million Twitter followers and 2.6 million followers on Instagram - thanks to his humorous personality.
But his latest activity on social media was close to landing him in trouble with Guardiola once again.
Mendy doesn't want any problems with Pep
Mendy tagged himself at Hong Kong International Airport on Instagram on Friday, prompting a journalist to ask Guardiola about it during the press conference.
“Wow, I didn’t know,” Guardiola said, per the Manchester Evening News.
“He said he was going to Paris but Hong Kong is far away, I need to download an Instagram account.
“It will definitely not be okay if he is Hong Kong.”
Mendy quickly took to Twitter to clear his name, joking that he didn’t want any problems with Guardiola.
“🤣🤣🤣 it was just joking with my uber driver I dont want no problems Pep,” he wrote.
So, it seems like Mendy might be okay with his manager.
Guardiola confirmed that Mendy will be unavailable for Sunday’s match against Chelsea, adding: “His injury is not easy. He needs to re-adapt.
“Injuries like this, you can't just start training and stay fit. You have to be careful."