A ‘furious’ and ‘angry confrontation’ led to David Moyes sending Andy Carroll home from West Ham training early on Monday.
Tensions between player and manager were running high after Carroll was visibly frustrated during the club’s 4-1 defeat to Manchester City at the weekend.
The player was named on the bench at the London Stadium, and went unused as Moyes made a triple substitution just after the hour mark.
Carroll responded by leaving his seat and walking down the tunnel – although the Daily Telegraph claim that he ‘returned to the dressing room to use the toilet’. The joke writes itself.
The issue between the two went unresolved however, and led to ‘an angry confrontation’ in training the following day.
Moyes insisted that he would “deal with it” in his post-match press conference, which apparently meant that he would have an ‘angry’ word before sending Carroll home.
The striker ‘has been growing increasingly frustrated’ over a perceived lack of opportunities, and could well be docked a portion of his wages.
Matt Hughes of The Times adds that ‘there was no physical element’ to the ‘confrontation’. Not sure who’d win that fight.
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