Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has indirectly called out some of his team's underperforming stars, saying there's no room in his team for players who won't give it their all.
United have underachieved in 2018-19 thus far, with Mourinho engaging in public feuds with pundits, team officials and his own players.
In the midst of his third season in charge at Old Trafford, the Portuguese has seen his position called into question as the pressure from fans and the club's board ramps up.
Part of the reason for United's slow start has been the struggle of some of the team's highest-paid players, like Paul Pogba, Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku, to find form.
And in his programme notes prior to Wednesday's match against Arsenal at Old Trafford, Mourinho has taken an indirect swipe at some of his charges.
"We have to make our weaknesses become our strengths, with real determination, pride and desire to win the match," Mourinho said.
"There isn’t space for people that are not ready to give it their all."
The manager then called on the Old Trafford faithful to unite behind their team and avoid creating a toxic atmosphere should things go south against the Gunners.
"We must be strong, confident and unite an atmosphere of empathy with our supporters by playing with heart and passion," the Portuguese continued.
"Lots of young players need that support and belief to help them put in a strong performance."
United entered the match in eighth place in the Premier League table, trailing fourth-place Arsenal by eight points.