Debut denied! Twitter reacts as 15-year-old Hachim Mastour is left on AC Milan bench v Sassuolo [Tweets]

There was plenty excitement in the build-up to AC Milan’s match with Sassuolo. A long wait would finally be over.

Sure, there was revenge for the embarrassing defeat Sassuolo inflicted on Milan earlier in the season; but something which preceded that was the question of when would Hachim Mastour receive his debut in the first team.

Mastour is a trequarista and may be only 15-years-old but Milan had apparently asked the head honchos of Serie A for permission to hand him his debut, which was denied up until tonight’s Sassuolo game.

But despite being on the bench, and Milan being 2-0 up, another headline-attracting attacker was brought on as Milan’s third and last substitute, Mario Balotelli. Mind you, Mastour still has nearly a year to become Milan’s youngest ever debutant and we’re sure the experience of being in the first-team squad will be invaluable.