Cristiano Ronaldo has been joined in Real Madrid’s squad for the UEFA Super Cup against the former club Manchester United. Manchester United will be played without Eric Bailly. Bailly is serving a 2 match suspension.
While the two teams have never met in the Super Cup, they have met 10 times in the European Champion Clubs Cup/UEFA Champions League; Real Madrid have the advantage in the teams’ previous meetings, with four wins, four draws and two losses.
Real Madrid coach Zinédine Zidane says his side “aren’t tired of winning”, while Manchester United’s José Mourinho calls it “an honors” to be involved in such a prestigious UEFA Super Cup.
Tournament: UEFA Super Cup 2017
Match: Real Madrid vs Manchester United
Date: August 8, 2017 (India August 09)
Time: 20:45 CEST, 12:15 AM IST (August 09)
Venue: Philip II Arena in Skopje, Macedonia
Manchester United 11/4
Real Madrid 10/11
UEFA Champions League final victors Real Madrid will be in the UEFA Super Cup for the sixth time. They lost their first two appearances in 1998 and 2000 but beat Feyenoord in 2002, and Sevilla in both 2014 and 2016.
UEFA Europa League winners United have won the UEFA Super Cup just once before, overcoming then European champions Crvena zvezda courtesy of a Brian McClair goal in 1991. The Red Devils lost to Lazio and Zenit respectively in 1999 and 2008.
Real Madrid Squad
Real Madrid has announced their squad list to face Manchester United in the UEFA Super Cup 2017.
Goalkeepers – Navas, Casilla and Luca.
Defenders- Carvajal, Vallejo, Ramos, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Theo and Achraf.
Midfielders- Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Marcos Llorente, Asensio, Isco, Kovacic and Ceballos.
Attackers- Cristiano Ronaldo, Bale, Benzema, Lucas Vázquez and Mayoral.
Manchester United Squad
De Gea; Valencia, Lindelof, Smalling, Blind; Matic, Herrera, Pogba, Mkhitaryan; Martial, Lukaku
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