But the Tottenham full-back played down suggestions of another major rift with the Argentine after helping the club secure top spot in Champions League Group H with 90 minutes against Dortmund on Tuesday.
Rose is only just returning to first team action after 10 months on the sidelines after injuring his knee in January. On the eve of the season, he went public with a condemnation of Tottenham’s lack of ambition in the transfer market and refusal to pay top wages to their players.
The hatchet appeared to be buried when Pochettino brought him on for the final 10 minutes of the game in the Bernabeu – a decision described as a “class act” by Rose while on international duty.
But being told he would not be travelling to Arsenal in order to work on his general fitness had come as something of a bombshell
“My reaction was I was fuming, I was angry,” Rose said. “But I was understanding, at the same time. There’s been no bust-up, there’s been no argument. There’s been no falling out. The manager just explained that he thought it’d be better for me to do a hard session on Saturday, which I did. I did that.
“I understand that: there’s been a lot of reports, but it’s not welcomed, and it’s not true.”
“Me and the manager have not fallen out, not had an argument. I was angry about not being involved in the squad, but at the same time, I understand, and I respect his views.”
The latest incident has coincided with yet more reports linking Jose Mourinho with an attempt to lure Rose to Old Trafford in January after sensing that Rose has become unsettled since the departure of his close friend Kyle Walker on a big-money move to Manchester City in the summer.
However, Rose insisted: “I’ve said in most interviews I’ve done this season that I want to contribute to Tottenham winning something this season. Nothing’s changed.
“Everyone just needs to understand that me and the manager want the same thing for this season: we want to win something. So I’m on the same page, I’m fully focused on playing as many games as I can for Tottenham, contributing to something beautiful, successful this season.
“And again, there’s been no bust-up, no falling-out, and I’m on the same page as the coaching staff.”
Rose said he felt “jealous” and “angry” during his extended spell on the sidelines and this latest frustration seems to stem from the fact Rose is now so close to full fitness.
“Whatever fitness I have, I still feel that I’m one of the best in the league,” he said. “I don’t care how fit I am, I believe in my ability.
“At Tottenham, you have to have an exceptional level of fitness. I’m not there yet, because I’ve been out for a long time, but I’m still catching up.
“As I said, I respect the manager and his coaching staff’s views. I wasn’t happy but it’s gone now, we all have to move on.
“When I get the opportunity to play, like I did tonight, I have to try and do as well as I can.”