Fans are speculating that Anthony Martial might not be over the club's decision to hand his No 9 shirt to new signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
In true 21st century shade-throwing style, the 20-year-old has changed his cover photo and profile picture on Facebook to images of him that prominently display the number nine.
Martial is hanging on to that number 9 jersey ?
-- E. (@E_Izzle) July 24, 2016
Really unfair on Martial. Not the culture you want at the club. Poor guy must have marketed no 9 all over.
-- Hassan (@ClassofBergkamp) July 24, 2016
My take? Martial is the future of this club. He's our priority, not Ibrahimovic, keep him happy and let him have 9.
-- Jordan (@FourFourJordan) July 24, 2016
The eagle-eyed among them also noticed that Martial doesn't follow Manchester United on his social media accounts.
Yesterday, Martial changed his Facebook DP twice, with No 9. And unfollowed Man Utd on Twitter and IG. Rebellion? pic.twitter.com/ok2ZMUBvXg
-- Chidi Okereke (@Chydee) July 24, 2016
Martial losing the number 9 shirt to Ibra so he's unfollowed Manchester United on all social media, fgs lmao
-- play larsson, david. (@bekahv7) July 24, 2016
Some think it's all a bit silly.
If there is an issue between Martial & the club, they better sit, talk & sort it out rather than embarrassing Man United on social medias.
-- United (@VintageMUFC) July 24, 2016
I can see why Martial is annoyed but
there's no need to unfollow the club on
social media, just talk about it with
-- ASB (@General_ASB) July 24, 2016
Martial linked out of United because of a shirt number and to Arsenal because Arsene speaks french
Silly Season at its finest
-- Football Edits (@F_Edits) July 24, 2016