- Title: Real Madrid, Manchester United train ahead of Super Cup
- Date: 7th August 2017
- Summary: SKOPJE, MACEDONIA (AUGUST 7, 2017) (REUTERS) TELEKOM ARENA STADIUM IN SKOPJE, VIEW OF PITCH AND STANDS FROM BEHIND GOAL MANCHESTER UNITED COACH JOSE MOURINHO WALKING ACROSS PITCH CAMERAMAN SHELTERING FROM SUN WITH UMBRELLA MANCHESTER UNITED PLAYERS WARMING UP MANCHESTER UNITED WARM-UP CLOSE-UP OF MANCHESTER UNITED'S MICHAEL CARRICK/PLAYERS' LEGS MEDIA MOURINHO OBSERVING PLAYERS WARM UP MANCHESTER UNITED PLAYERS SPRINTING FOR WARM UP STADIUM SCREEN SHOWING MANCHESTER UNITED PLAYERS TRAINING MANCHESTER UNITED PLAYERS TRAINING MANCHESTER UNITED GOALKEEPER, DAVID DE GEA, TRAINING, STOPPING SHOTS GOALKEEPER, DE GEA, TRAINING MANCHESTER UNITED TRAINING MANCHESTER UNITED'S PAUL POGBA JUGGLING BALL MANCHESTER UNITED PLAYERS SHOOTING AT GOAL VIEW OF PITCH WITH MANCHESTER UNITED PLAYERS IN TRAINING REAL MADRID COACH ZINEDINE ZIDANE (LEFT) WIDE OF STADIUM AND PITCH/REAL MADRID PLAYERS IN CENTRE ZIDANE / KARIM BENZEMA ON STADIUM DISPLAY REAL MADRID SQUAD BREAKING OFF FOR TRAINING REAL MADRID TRAINING / CRISTIANO RONALDO REAL MADRID PLAYERS TRAINING ZIDANE OBSERVING TRAINING / ISCO SERGIO RAMOS CRISTIANO RONALDO/GARETH BALE FORMER REAL STAR ROBERTO CARLLOS (RIGHT) STANDING ON SIDELINE ROBERTO CARLOS LEGS OF REAL MADRID PLAYERS DOING SPRINTS REAL MADRID SQUAD TRAINING PLAYERS TRAINING\TRAINER BLOWING WHISTLE WIDE OF REAL MADRID PLAYERS TRAINING
- Embargoed: 21st August 2017 20:02
- Keywords: Super Cup Manchester United Real Madrid football soccer
- Location: SKOPJE, MACEDONIA
- City: SKOPJE, MACEDONIA
- Country: Macedonia
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0016T5RNEN
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Spanish side Real Madrid and English UEFA Cup winners Manchester United trained in Macedonia on Monday (August 7) ahead of their UEFA Super Cup final.
Manchester United's Jose Mourinho can collect the one European trophy he lacks when his side face Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday (August 8) in his first competitive meeting with the Spanish giants since an acrimonious split in 2013.
Mourinho, whose team won the Europa League last season to salvage an otherwise disappointing first campaign under the Portuguese, led Real to the Liga title with a record 100 points and won a King's Cup in an eventful stay between 2010 and 2013.
His achievements at the Santiago Bernabeu were overshadowed, however, by his falling out with key dressing room figures such as Sergio Ramos and Iker Casillas as well as confrontations with referees and opponents plus a failure to win the Champions League, as Real lost in the semi finals each year.
Mourinho's legacy has been upstaged by the Spanish club's three Champions League triumphs in the four years since his departure, although in a recent interview the Portuguese claimed he had "to beg" Real's board to let him leave for Chelsea.
Zinedine Zidane's side beat Sevilla 3-2 in extra-time last year to win the showcase match and the French coach is targeting a fourth European trophy in less than two years in charge of Real, which would match Mourinho's tally of continental titles.
United, meanwhile, will be missing central defenders Eric Bailly and Phil Jones due to suspension, opening up a place in the starting lineup for new recruit Victor Lindelof.
Real's Portuguese talisman Cristiano Ronaldo was back in training following his Confederations Cup exploits with Portugal and is in the squad to face his former club.
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