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Man Utd predicted line-up to face Real Madrid

"The preseason is over, the tour is over".

Spanish giants Real Madrid have confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo has been included in their squad for their UEFA Super Cup clash against Manchester United on Tuesday.

The question is relevant. I only hope tomorrow the team that wins, the doping control people allow them to celebrate and enjoy their moment. Have your say in the comments section below. Barcelona and Manchester City looked fresher, more focused, with more hunger. They have won four of the 10 meetings with United, having drawn four others, and have not lost the first match of a season since 2008.

UEFA will announce the Europa League Player of the Season award on August 25 with all three nominees - striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and midfielders Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba - chosen from last year's winning Manchester United team. Isco and young Marco Asensio are the main options after the former established himself in the starting line-up during the second part of last season while covering the absences of Bale.

Temperatures have rocketed recently thanks to a heatwave dubbed 'Lucifer' and Skopje, the capital of Macedonia where the match is taking place, has regularly experienced conditions above 40 degrees Celsius. "What impresses me the most is that physically he is as fit as the day of the final". For instance, Keylor Navas has recovered his confidence, defending the fort with a handful of stunning saves whenever he's participated. From the standards of a friendly fixture, it was a challenge, well, too extreme (after all it was a game in which both the sides were literally escorted on the field by Ronald McDonald).

He said: "There was an opportunity in the past".

"But if he plays tomorrow, that is the best confirmation that he is still wanted by the team". Matic is not only seen as key for defensive cover but to unlocking Paul Pogba's potential, but whether the midfielder is ready for the rigours of facing the continent's best is in doubt.

The show begins, finally.



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