08 August 2017

Manchester United vs Real Madrid likely line-ups: Cristiano Ronaldo set to start against former club in Super Cup with Romelu Lukaku up front for Red Devils

CRISTIANO RONALDO is set to face his old club as Real Madrid take on Manchester United in the Uefa Super Cup.

The Portuguese talisman has not featured for the Spanish club so far after taking an extended break at the end of the Confederations Cup.

Gareth Bale trained with his Real Madrid team-mates on Monday
Gareth Bale trained with his Real Madrid team-mates on Monday
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But he looks set to start against the team he left for a then-world record £80million back in 2009.

Romelu Lukaku us set to start up top for United with Marcus Rashford also getting the nod from boss Jose Mourinho.

Gareth Bale – who Mourinho hinted he wants to sign for United – is also looking likely to start for Zinedine Zidane.

And the Frenchman remained coy when quizzed about Mourinho’s comments on Bale as he faced the media.

Zidane said: “What’s important is that the player is feeling well. He’s had a lot of continuous training sessions with us and that’s what is important.

“At the end of last season it wasn’t easy for him. He was out for four months but now he is very concentrated.

Gareth Bale has been highly praised by Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho
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Cristiano Ronaldo is set to start against his former club Manchester United
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“We’re concentrating on what we’re doing and that’s what is important. Bale is a Real Madrid player that’s all I can say. I want to talk about tomorrow’s match.”

Bale was joined by his ex-Spurs colleague Luka Modric and a host of other big-hitters.

Meanwhile, Nemanja Matic looks likely to start for his new club in defensive midfield.

Romelu Lukaku is expected to lead the line against Real Madrid
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Manchester United and Real Madrid train ahead of their Super Cup clash in Macedonia
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