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Marcelo reportedly involved in bust-up with Zidane

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According to a report, Marcelo and Zinedine Zidane were involved in a training ground bust-up, with the defender now left out of the squad.

Marcelo has been axed from Real Madrid’s squad following an argument with boss Zinedine Zidane over his tactics and team selections, according to a report in Spain.

The Brazilian has found his minutes this season with Ferland Mendy often the preferred left back option.

According to Goal, Marcelo has become ‘increasingly frustrated’ at Zidane and that frustration boiled over on the eve of Real Madrid’s LaLiga match with Granada on Thursday.

With Mendy out for the remainder of the season with a shin injury, Marcelo assumed he would play out the campaign at left-back.

But Goal’s report details a bust-up with Zidane during Tuesday’s training session and the Frenchman elected to leave Marcelo out entirely for the squad to face Granada as a result.

In the absence of Mendy and Marcelo, academy star Miguel Gutierrez is expected to be handed the starting role at left-back.

Marcelo, who is 15th on the list of minutes played at Real Madrid this season, is believed to not be alone in his frustrations at Zidane.

The 33-year-old full-back is reported to be one of a number of squad veterans who have been ‘frustrated’ at Zidane’s methods throughout this La Liga title defence. 

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