Macedonia for the first time is set to stage the UEFA Super Cup match between the Champions league title holder Real Madrid and the Europa holder Manchester United. There have been tension, spite and anticipation ahead of this crucial meeting between two giants. The match could end up being a vendetta for Real Madrid who lost to Manchester United recently in a pre season match or it could end up being a vendetta for Mourinho who left the La Liga giants amidst issues with board and Madrid players. Ahead of the match today are some crucial points and team news that will definitely spice your appetite for the match.
A win for Real tonight will book them their fourth UEFA super cup trophy and the first club to win it back to back after Ac Milan did in 1989. There were some injury worries for the Zidane side as Gareth Bale has been battling with an ankle injury throughout the summer and Christiano Ronaldo just joined his teamates in training last weekend following an injury. The match would definitely be a tough one for Real Madrid as they had a woeful pre season tour winning just one out of their 6 games. Real Madrid could have the team quality, but they should be careful of how tactical Mourinho could be in such games bearing in mind that Mourinho rarely loses finals.
A win for Manchester United on the other hand will earn them their second Super cup since 1991 and it would ensure Mourinho get the cup back to England since Liverpool won it in 2005. Two key central defenders are presently on suspension for Manchester United who will have to be careful of the havoc C.ronaldo and Gareth Bale could render if featured. Rumours have shown that the tactical Mourinho would approach the game with 5 defenders, a tactics that could either end up frustrating the galacticos or end up giving the galacticos the whole possession which they always like and which will allow Marcelo to perform wonders. A defensive approach for Manchester United could be costly. Nemanja Matic is tipped to have his official debut for United tonight probably playing behind Pogba and Herrera. Customarily, Mourinho have started his mind games as he tipped Real Madrid to be better earlier today in his prematch conference.
Who will claim the throne? Will the cup be retained by its holder Real Madrid or will it move to England after 12 years? Cant wait to see this mighty battle between giants.