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Manchester United Vs Real Madrid : UEFA Super Cup Match Preview And Prediction

Manchester United Vs Real Madrid : UEFA Super Cup Match Preview And Prediction
7/8/2017

The UEFA Europa League champions Manchester United and UEFA Champions League Winner Real Madrid will be locking horns at the Tuesday 8 August at the 33,460-seater Philip II Arena in Skopje, Macedonia for the UEFA Super Cup.

Both sides met during the pre-season in the International Champions Cup in America and in that clash Manchester United edged the Spanish Giants in Penalties after Casemero canceled out Jesse Lingard's goal from the penalty spot.

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Manchester United have been able to fortify their square in preparation, bringing in Romelu Lukaku to replace Zlatan, Matic to strengthen the midfield while Victor Lindelof the defense but Manchester United will be left short of a few players, Eric Bailey, Phil Jones will be absent due to bans while Luke Shaw, Ashley Young and Marcos Rojo remain long-term injury absentee.

Zinedine Zidane has named his 24 man squad to Manchester United but is unsure if Gareth Bale will feature as he is still recovering from an Ankle injury while Christiano Ronaldo is also a doubt as he just returned to training on Saturday, having missed the preseason games. Real Madrid sold Pepe, Fabio Coentrao, James Rodriguez, Danilo and Alvaro Morata, and signed defender Theo Hernandez

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Jose Mourinho will now fave the side he Managed few years ago, which we know didn't end well but this time, he will face the only team to retain the Champions League trophy and will be hoping to retain the Super Cup. 

Real Madrid has won the Cup thrice (Feyenoord 3-1 in 2002 before beating Sevilla 2-0 in Cardiff in 2014 and 3-2 in Trondheim) while becoming runner-ups twice (lost 1-0 to Chelsea in 1998 and 2-1 to Galatasaray in 2000.) while Manchester United has only featured thrice winning only ones (Won 1-0 against Red Star Belgrade and losing 1-0 to Lazio in 1999 and suffering a 2-1 defeat against Zenit Saint Petersburg in 2008.). 

Manchester United are unbeaten in 11 games and will be the first if they will be the first English team to win the trophy since Liverpool 2005 while Real Madrid will hope to be the fist to retain the trophy since AC Milan in 1989 and 1990.
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