Real Madrid vs Manchester United, UEFA Super Cup 2017: Prediction, team news

Real Madrid vs Manchester United, UEFA Super Cup 2017: Prediction, team news

Real Madrid vs Manchester United, UEFA Super Cup 2017: Prediction, team news, start time, live, TV, head to head, odds
Manchester United and Real Madrid are aiming to start this season how they ended the last; by winning a trophy.

The Champions League and Europa League winners face off in Macedonia on tonight as Jose Mourinho goes up against his former club.

United will be vying for only their second Super Cup triumph, in their fourth attempt, while three-time winners Real are gearing up for their sixth outing.

Mourinho will be hoping to guide an English team to victory in the showpiece event for the first time since Liverpool in 2005, with United and Chelsea losing three matches between them since.

Scroll down for Standard Sport’s comprehensive preview…

Start time

Real Madrid and Manchester United meet at the Philip II Arena in Skopje, Macedonia, with kick-off scheduled for 7.45pm BST on Tuesday, August 8.

TV and live online coverage

The match will be televised live on BT Sport 2, with coverage starting from 7pm. Alternatively, you can follow all the build-up and action from 6.45pm with Standard Sport’s London Football live blog

Nemanja Matic made a surprise start for Manchester United against Sampdoria last week, just two days after joining from Chelsea, so will be in contention to feature in Macedonia.

Paul Pogba and Ander Herrara will likely line up against the Serbian, but Jose Mourinho could well use some of his second string with United’s Premier League opening against West Ham just four days later.

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Eric Bailly and Phil Jones are suspended.

Gareth Bale limped out of Real Madrid training on last week but Zinedine Zidane insisted the forward “looked good” afterwards.

Otherwise, Cristiano Ronaldo has been declared fit by Zidane and could play a part after recovering from injury.