Uh-Oh. Now Even Zlatan Ibrahimovic Is Unhappy With Mourinho

Once loyal striker breaks rank to criticism the Special One

Could one of the greatest love-ins in modern football be over?

According to reports in The Times, Zlatan Ibrahimovic – who once said he was 'willing to kill' for Jose Mourinho – is getting fed up with his Man United boss's training methods.

The 35-year-old claims he has lost 'sharpness' since arriving at Old Trafford because of an overemphasis on drills rather than fitness work - in essence it sounds like Zlat wants to be doing more jogging, which if nothing else is a useful reminder why he's a professional footballer and we're not.

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In any case, this is not the first disgruntled noise to escape the The Special One's dressing room recently – Luke Shaw was reportedly 'confused' by the manager's recently criticism of him.

Unhappy with training methods. Confused by criticism. It only takes a few wasted hours playing Football Manager to know small leaks like these normally precipitate a flood that usually ends up with another manager being cast adrift.