Manchester United players are said to be unhappy with manager Jose Mourinho, following his public attack on them, after they lost 2-1 at Huddersfield on Saturday.
Mourinho laid into his side in his post-match press conference, as they went five points behind table-topping rivals, Manchester City.
The 54-year-old also said midfielder Ander Herrera, who admitted United had a poor attitude at Huddersfield, should have been forced to do the post-match press conference himself to explain his remarks.
“I heard Herrera in the flash interviews saying the attitude and desire was poor.
“Oh my God. When a player says that, when a player feels that, I think they should all go to the press conference and explain why, because I cannot explain that,” the Portuguese said.
Mourinho was said to be “aloof and cold” with his players when they trained the next day.
The players had suspected he would be distant towards them, but there is disquiet among some squad members. There are simmering tensions behind the scenes, with some players feeling Mourinho went too far in his public criticism of them.