Cesc Fabregas has revealed he and his Barcelona team-mates do not like Gerardo Martino's rotation policy at Camp Nou.
But the Spain international concedes playing less games now will only benefit the club in the second half of the season.
Fabregas was linked with Manchester United throughout the summer, with the Red Devils failing with two bids for the former Arsenal captain before the summer transfer window closed.
Reports in Spain last week suggested United boss David Moyes could continue his pursuit of the 26-year-old when the transfer window reopens in January, but although he is unhappy with his new coach's approach to team selection, Fabregas admits he may have to get used to the changes at the club.
Fabregas scored in Barcelona's 4-0 win over Rayo Vallecano on Saturday, and told reporters after the game: "It looks like he’s doing it with everyone, even the important players.
"We don’t like it, those of us who want to play every game, but it’s an intelligent approach and we’ll thank him at the end of the season."
Of the win over Rayo, a game in which Barca had less possession than their opponents for the first time in 317 games, he added: "We’re happy. These matches are really tough.
"In the second half they were more tired and we managed to take advantage of that, but it’s always difficult for us to win here - they are difficult to beat.
"Football is like this, it offers you variants and if you go up against a tough rival one day, on a small field and they press you - that’s what we’re working on with the Coach."