Sassuolo President Giorgio Squinzi says AC Milan counterpart Silvio Berlusconi doesn't rate coach Massimiliano Allegri. The pair are close friends.

"The President told me Allegri doesn't understand anything because he leaves Stephan El Shaarawy out of the starting XI," said Squinzi.

"He thinks Milan are doing well lately because Mario Balotelli is carrying the team on his shoulders. In my view, Allegri is doing very well with the squad at his disposal."