AC Milan ran out 1-0 victors against Hellas Verona on Sunday night, but a report claims that Paolo Maldini and Boban were not entirely impressed.
The Rossoneri edged an ill-tempered encounter at the Stadio MarcAntonio Bentegodi which included two red cards, a penalty and a disallowed goal.
Krzysztof Piatek scored the decisive goal as he slammed home from the penalty spot in the second half, with Mariusz Stepinski having seen red in the first half for a tackle on Mateo Musacchio.
Davide Calabria was also given his marching orders in the final moments of the game for a foul on former Milan player Matteo Pessina, but the team held on for a crucial three points ahead of next weekend’s derby against Inter.
However, according to il Corriere dello Sera – as cited by MilanNews – Maldini and Boban were left disappointed by Giampaolo’s decision not to start any of the new summer signings.
Ismael Bennacer was benched in favour of Lucas Biglia, while Ante Rebic and Rafael Leao were also left out, as were Leo Duarte, Rade Krunic and Theo Hernandez – although the latter is still recovering from injury.
It was very much a tried-and-tested selection from Giampaolo, something which the report claims did not go down well with the hierarchy.
Only Rebic came off the bench, entering at half time in place of Lucas Paqueta and making a decent first impression.