Michael Carrick reportedly put Paul Pogba back in his place following Jose Mourinho’s sacking at Manchester United.
Mourinho was axed on Tuesday just 11 months after signing a new deal at Old Trafford.
Pogba, who had been dropped by Mourinho, was slammed after a post emerged on his social media account shortly after the Portuguese’s dismissal.
Mirror Sport understands the Frenchman was also high-fiving his teammates when news of Mourinho’s sacking broke.
Now fresh reports have suggested Pogba was mocking Mourinho during the session on Tuesday before being reprimanded by Carrick, who took charge immediately after the decision to pull the trigger.
The Sun reports Pogba shouted ‘He f***** with the wrong baller’ during the session at Carrington.
But Carrick, who will remain part of the coaching team under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, was not prepared to stand by.
It is alleged he told the World Cup winner that United are bigger than any player or manager – before reminding the squad anyone could be moved on if they fail to meet the standards set at Old Trafford.
Pogba had earlier been slammed by United legend Gary Neville for ‘dancing on the grave’ of Mourinho with the social media post.
United’s players had been quiet since the decision to sack Mourinho before Jesse Lingard took to Instagram to hail the Portuguese.
Eric Bailly later followed suit, dismissing suggestions of a bust-up with the former manager.