"You want me dead?" was Paul Pogba's response when reporters asked him for a quick word after United's defeat to West Ham on Saturday.
Last month, Pogba told journalists it was a 'mistake' that his side did not 'attack, attack, attack' at Old Trafford. Those comments came six weeks after the 25-year-old claimed 'there are things that I cannot say otherwise I will get fined'.
Jose Mourinho believed he had been undermined one time too many by his 'second captain' and felt he had to remind the dressing room who was boss with a bold statement - stripping his talisman of the honour last week.
Just 24 hours later, a tense exchange between the pair was captured by broadcasters at Carrington after Mourinho queried when an Instagram post by Pogba was published during United's Carabao Cup defeat to Derby.
Pogba was rested - watching on at Old Trafford - but Wi-Fi issues meant that the post, filmed during the game, did not go out until after the final whistle.
At his pre-match press conference on Friday, Mourinho reminded Pogba no was one bigger than the club but confirmed he would start against West Ham.
Pogba was among those who had a day to forget in the 3-1 defeat at the London Stadium and was substituted midway through the second-half.
Having gotten into trouble for his comments after the draw with Wolves, Pogba did not stop for reporters after the game but did give them a four-word response when asked.
"You want me dead?" he laughed.