Paul Pogba issued a desperate plea to his Manchester United teammates to stop their disastrous run of results, according to reports.
United are preparing to face old rivals Arsenal at the Emirates on Monday night, although the fixture feels less somewhat removed from the titanic tussles for power during the Ferguson/Wenger era.
Instead, a win for the Gunners will move them into the Champions League places behind Leicester City, while United are simply looking to break into the top half of the table.
Pogba is a huge doubt for the clash at the Emirates after suffering a recurrence of his troublesome ankle injury, rendering him helpless before the penalty shoot-out win over Rochdale in the Carabao Cup.
However, he has worked tirelessly alongside Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the rest of the squad in the build-up to the clash in north London, even taking it upon himself to boost squad morale.
An Old Trafford source told The Sun: “Paul got all the players together and has been speaking to them about sticking together.
“He has been in good spirits of late and is still pulling for Ole. He initiated a sort of rallying call to the boys.
“He knows he has a lot of responsibility and trying to inspire the younger guys around him.
“The backroom staff are impressed and it’s been appreciated while he has been out injured.”
Solskjaer reportedly angered the World Cup winner by snubbing him in favour of Axel Tuanzebe for the captaincy during the narrow midweek win over Rochdale.
The young defender spent last season on loan at Aston Villa, with speculation mounting Pogba will seal a lucrative move to Real Madrid.
Zinedine Zidane made no secret of his desire to have the former Juventus midfielder in his squad, as Los Blancos seek a return to the summit of European football.
Reports suggest Pogba has demanded £30million-a-year in order to stay at Old Trafford.