Jose Mourinho gave Alexis Sanchez a dressing down in front of the Manchester United squad before dropping him against West Ham, according to reports.
Chilean journalist Maks Cardenas claims the United boss took Sanchez to task during training earlier in the week.
The attacker was then left out in the cold as he was dropped from Mourinho’s squadaltogether for the 3-1 defeat at the London Stadium.
Sanchez has struggled for United this season – failing to net the net in his five appearances to date.
That is despite having his first summer off for nine years, with the Chilean not involved in the World Cup – unlike most of his club teammates.
United lack of cutting edge was exposed by the Hammers, with substitute Marcus Rashford’s goal a mere consolation.
Felipe Anderson’s early strike, a Victor Lindelof own-goal and Marko Arnautovic’s finish has left Mourinho’s job in real jeopardy.
It capped off a miserable week for Mourinho and co, after their shock Carabao Cup exit at the hands of Derby, as well as the manager’s relationship with Paul Pogba reaching an all-time low.
The Red Devils – who have suffered their worst-ever start to a Premier League season – are already nine points behind unbeaten duo Manchester City and Liverpool.