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Real Madrid v Manchester United: Cristiano Ronaldo could make Super Cup return

Real Madrid v Manchester United: Ronaldo could make Super Cup return

07/08/2017 at 08:04Updated 07/08/2017 at 09:15

Get team news, match facts, quotes, odds and more ahead of the Super Cup clash between Real Madrid and Manchester United.

TEAM NEWS

Manchester United will be without Eric Bailly and Phil Jones at the back, who are both suspended. Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo and Ashley Young are all definitely out with long-term injuries.

Cristiano Ronaldo has not featured in pre-season for Real Madrid as yet, having competed in the Confederations Cup, but he could match an appearance having returned to training.

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MANAGER QUOTES

Jose Mourinho: "Every time I've contested the UEFA Super Cup, it was as the Europa League winners. When I won the Champions League with Porto, I left Porto. When I won the Champions League with Inter, I left Inter.

“So I've never contested the UEFA Super Cup as the strongest team. It's the same story this time: I'm taking Manchester United to play against Real Madrid, the Champions League winners. Hopefully this time we can do it."

Zinedine Zidane: "We started off badly and we know how it is. The bad run is now four games long.

"We have very little time before [the Super Cup] and we have to rest and get ready for that.”

Zinedine Zidane

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WHEN IS THE MATCH?

Tuesday 8 August 2017, 19.45 GMT

WHERE IS IT BEING PLAYED?

Philip II Arena, Skopje. Here’s all the info you need about the ground. http://www.uefa.com/uefasupercup/news/newsid=2472450.html#/photos/

WHY SHOULD I CARE?

This is the first chance to see Manchester United’s new signings in competitive action. Romelu Lukaku, Victor Lindelof and Nemanja Matic should all feature for United, and they could upset Real as they are further ahead in their pre-season preparations.

Nemanja Matic of Manchester United

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CAN I WATCH IT ON TV?

CAN I STILL GET TICKETS?

MATCH BUZZ

BOOKIES ODDS

Real Madrid 19/20, Manchester United 11/4, Draw 13/5

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