Mourinho ‘didn’t like’ Roma star’s reaction following hot-tempered clash

Jose Mourinho has quite the track record at falling out with a number of his own players and he could be continuing on the same warpath during his time at AS Roma.

The Portuguese coach was not happy with the actions of Nicolo Zaniolo after he clashed with Triestina's Walter Lopez a number of times during Wednesday night's pre-season friendly.

The first-half of the clash was littered with minor disputes between the pair, which always felt like it was going to boil over at some point, before it eventually did.

Lopez appeared to deliberately try and strike Zaniolo with the ball, which sparked an angry reaction from the Roma star.

The altercation was quickly halted by Roma skipper Lorenzo Pellegrini who separated the pair.

According to Il Corriere dello Sport, Roma boss Mourinho was not a fan of the unsavoury scenes and was quick to let his player what he thought.

It has been a difficult time for Zaniolo of late, as he missed the entirety of last season with a knee injury that was sustained during a Nations League clash between Italy and The Netherlands in September of last year.

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He has, however, been able to recover and has featured in three of Roma's pre-season fixtures thus far, as he readies himself for the Serie A season.

Mourinho will do well to stay on the right side of a number of players in the Roma dressing room, given how his previous attempts to exile some of his players in the past have fared.

Paul Pogba appeared to be Mourinho's main target at Man Utd, alongside Luke Shaw who was also subject to some questionable 'tough love' tactics.

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Both players are now in much better form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer than they ever were under Mourinho, while similar can be said for specific Spurs players.

Dele Alli was frozen out of the Tottenham fold under Mourinho's guidance, but after featuring more regularly under interim boss Ryan Mason following Mourinho's dismissal, Alli showed signs of his former self.

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