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Mourinho in dispute with Marcelo over weight issues - report

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Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is refusing to play Seleção full-back Marcelo due to a dispute over weight issues according to reports in Spain.

AS claims that Marcelo has gained weight during his recovery from a metatarsal injury picked up from training with the Seleção and Mourinho has insisted that the Brazilian needs to reduce his weight before being picked.

The Portuguese coach is currently playing Fabio Coentrão at left-back and it is unknown how long Marcelo could be sidelined for.

The Brazilian left back has been ruled out of action since October 14 when he suffered a broken metatarsal that ruled him out for nearly three months.

Marcelo underwent an operation in Amsterdam in preparation for his comeback but it now seems that he will be sidelined for the forseeable future.

The Seleção star has been a mainstay in the Real Madrid side since joining in 2006 from Fluminense making 218 appearances and scoring 17 goals.

Source: AS 


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