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It has been reported that the Blancos camp is currently split into two but their Brazilian full-back insists that the players remain as united as ever

Marcelo has dismissed the suggestion that there is a deep division within the Real Madrid squad.

It has been claimed that the Spanish members of the playing staff believe that their Portuguese counterparts are given preferential treatment by coach and compatriot Jose Mourinho, with Marca claiming last week that captain Iker Casillas had been involved in a training-ground argument with the former Inter boss.

However, Casillas subsequently denied that allegation and now Marcelo has insisted that there is no unrest at the Santiago Bernabeu, citing Sunday's 4-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao as evidence of that.

"We have shown that we are united," the Brazil international is quoted as saying by Marca.

"There is no division in the team. We have shown that we are together for the good of all and attached to the coach."

Marcelo also revealed that the players are in a bullish frame of mind ahead of their Copa del Rey clash with Barcelona in Catalunya, where they must overturn a 2-1 deficit after last week's first-leg defeat in the Spanish capital.

"At Camp Nou Real Madrid will fight to the end," the attacking full-back declared.

Madrid's victory over Bilbao means that they remain five points clear of Barca at the top of La Liga.

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