According to The Mirror report, despite naming Santi Solari as Julen Lopetegui replacement mid-term after Real Madrid poor start to the season, Solari is not seen as a long-term manager at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Isco has been used from the bench by Solari, but fans and pundits alike have been puzzled by his treatment of the playmaker.
"There are 24 players on the squad, plus the boys from the academy", Solari told reporters. "I am watching them work with enthusiasm. That's what we all want to see out on the field against Melilla". Vinicius and Marco Asensio would play alongside each other when they take on Melilla on Thursday. Everything is debatable, what we have to do is give our best to be available and give our best when playing.
This wasn't the only decision he has made since taking over with the aim of protecting his squad. And one supporter joked about this on social media.
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Solari insists he pays no attention to such things, though.
The game, as well as the tie, was effectively over six minutes before the break when Asensio turned provider to allow Sanchez to help himself to a third, and Melilla's hopes of keeping matters respectable were deal a further blow within two minutes of the restart when skipper Isco blasted home from distance.
However, Solari is expected to be on top of his game, to ensure the Los Blancos improve on their fifth spot before the turn of the year. The under-fire 55-year-old is aware of interest from Perez to take him back to the Real Madrid and is open to a return.
"It comes at a time of maturity in his career. I think that in a style of play like City's he could do very well".