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.
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.