By FOX SPORTS Staff
Robinho was heavily linked with a move back to Brazil in the winter transfer window but recently insisted that he is staying at Milan for the forseeable future.
He was benched on Sunday's 1-0 win over Atalanta, with Giampaolo Pazzini, Niang and Stephane El Shaarawy preferred ahead of him, and Allegri confirmed that it was planned with a view to Robinho's uncertain future.
"I don't know if Robinho will still be here next season, so for the moment I am choosing M'Baye Niang because he gives me more guarantees," Allegri told reporters.
The Milan coach also praised his side's recent improvement, though, he believes they need to be more clinical when they create chances.
"The team is doing fairly well and this was a good victory in a difficult arena," he continued.
"Atalanta caused us a few problems, but we did well for over an hour and only ran a few risks at the end. We're a little more organised in the middle and can move the ball better in attack, which means when we play quickly we can do damage.
"The only thing we lacked today was a cool head in front of goal."