GIANLUIGI DONNARUMMA was booed by Italy supporters during their 2-1 Nations League defeat to Spain.
The 6ft 5in goalkeeper was making his first return to San Siro since running down his AC Milan contract and ditching them for Paris Saint-Germain during the summer.
Gianluigi Donnarumma received an unfriendly welcome back to San Siro[/caption]
The 22-year-old didn’t enjoy his reception[/caption]
Donnarumma, 22, hasn’t even arrived at Parc des Princes as undisputed No1, having only started four of their 11 matches so far this season – leading to fans questioning his motivation for leaving Milan.
And from his first action of last night’s match, supporters made their feelings very clear.
When Italy’s Euro 2020 winning No1 received the ball after just four minutes, loud whistles could be heard coming from the stands.
Jeering continued throughout the game, as Italy’s world record unbeaten run ended at 37 matches.
Italy boss Roberto Mancini was fuming with their actions.
The former Man City chief said: “It certainly won’t have pleased him, just as it did not please us. Gigio did well.
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“Donnarumma played for Italy and it was not a club game.
“This situation could have been put aside for one night and [he could have been] whistled [at] in a possible PSG vs Milan [match]. Italy are Italy and come above all else.”
In an interview with Rai Sport, he then labelled the booing as ‘an unpleasant episode’.
Italy are Italy and come above all else.
Manchester City star Ferran Torres gave the visitors the lead in the 17th minute, guiding a Mikel Oyarzabal cross beyond Donnarumma.
And the former Milan keeper was beaten by Torres again on the stroke of half-time, as the forward guided another Oyarzabal delivery beyond him.
It was also a disappointing night for fellow former Milan star Leonardo Bonucci, who was sent off for catching Sergio Busquets just moments before Torres’ second.
Lorenzo Pellegrini did grab a consolation for the Azzurri in the 82nd minute, but Mancini’s ten men were unable to find an equaliser.
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Roberto Mancini was unhappy with Donnarumma’s treatment[/caption]