It's becoming increasingly obvious that a pattern of behaviour has set in within the confines of the home dressing room at Old Trafford - and Paul Pogba seemingly lays each mosaic tile.
Barely four months on from driving Jose Mourinho from the managerial hot seat, Manchester United's underperforming stars were accused by former captain Roy Keane ahead of the derby defeat to Manchester City on Wednesday night of plotting to do the same with current incumbent Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
And according to The Sun, World Cup winner Pogba, whose egotistical tug of war with Mourinho caused friction in the early part of the season, has now told teammates that Solskjaer may not be best placed to lead Manchester United out of their current malaise.
Keane: "These are the same players that threw Mourinho under the bus and they'll do exactly the same to Ole. Leopards don’t change their spots. The standards have dropped at United over the last few years, both on and off the pitch.” #mufc [Sky] pic.twitter.com/w83deGeoKo
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) April 24, 2019
It's been reported that the Frenchman believes that United have regressed since he first left Old Trafford to join Juventus in 2012. The 26-year-old returned to the Theatre of Dreams in a €105 million deal in 2016 but has struggled for consistency for his club, despite starring for his country in Russia last summer.
Speculation over Pogba's future is once again continuing to mount after agent Mino Raiola reportedly cancelled a meeting to discuss a renegotiation of Pogba's contract with the midfielder admitting in recent months that he would love to one day play for Real Madrid.
With compatriot Zinedine Zidane back in charge at the Bernabeu, that dream may very well become a reality over the close season as Norwegian Solskjaer ponders the merits of cashing in on his disruptive prize asset in order to replenish the war chest ahead of next season.
United won 14 of their first 17 games under Solskjaer after the ex-Molde and Cardiff City took temporary charge of the side in December. However, a run of seven defeats in their last nine has left the Red Devils struggling to qualify for next season's Champions League.