The look on Álvaro Morata's face as he trudged off the pitch in last night's meeting with Sevilla was a picture of anger, frustration and resentment. Zidane brought Morata off on 61 minutes, replacing him with Lucas Vázquez. Spanish broadcasters Deportes Cuatro and Jugones showed images of the player leaving the field from an angle where the Real Madrid player's resignation is quite clear to see. Also shown was the moment when Morata ignored Zidane's extended hand as he made his way to the dug-out.
Morata, Madrid's untapped talent
Morata's been having a rough time of it since his return to Madrid. He was brought back as the great white hope for the future but he has hardly been handed the kind of minutes he needs to make his mark. The 24-year-old has shown just how keen he is when he has made an appearance - netting 20 goals and providing six assists is hard proof of that.
Chelsea and United keen on unsettled Morata
Sunday's game against Sevilla could well be Morata's last one at the Santiago Bernabéu in a Real Madrid shirt. With the prospect of a continual lack of playing time and with Zidane's preference for Benzema (Morata has clocked 1,854 minutes playing time compared to Benzema's 2,999), the striker's agents are looking for a club where he will be guaranteed a first choice place in the side. Chelsea, and Antonio Conte in particular, did their utmost to sign hijm last summer. Now, with the possibility that Diego Costa could accept a move to China, Morata is the Italian coach's choice to fill the vacancy in attack. But in recent weeks Manchester United's interest has been aroused according to El Larguero. José Mourinho has let Morata's inner circle know that there would be a place for him at Old Trafford next season which has put United in pole position to land the Spain international. If Morata does decide to join Manchester United, James Rodríguez could join him, according to Colombia's Canal RCN, who claim the player has already reached a verbal agreement with United for 2017-18...