Real Madrid defeat Manchester United 2-1 to clinch European Super Cup


Jose Mourinho insists Manchester United are fully prepared for the start of the new Premier League season, following their hard-fought UEFA Super Cup defeat to Real Madrid.

Man United manager Mourinho said that he was happy with the way the side played.

United need him at his best....quickly.

Real Madrid counterpart Zidane was proud of his players' efforts, saying they "never get exhausted of winning" having continued their remarkable run of success under his tutelage.

"They could have scored more goals than they did, we could have scored more goals than we did", added Mourinho.

Real Madrid's preseason tour in the United States ended just last week in Chicago and several poor performances were stirring up concerns across the board.

Mourinho sent on Marcus Rashford for Jesse Lingard at the start of the second half, yet it was at the other end that the chances kept coming.

In the above, Bale says: "Probably Ronaldinho for sheer flair and ability", Bale said. When we had the ball, we made the difference. Zidane said after the game that the key was to control two or three aspects of the game like the second ball in or playing high balls, which the La Liga champions did very well.

Casemiro opened the scoring for Madrid in Skopje before Isco doubled the Spanish club's lead shortly after the half-time interval. "We have great players and my idea and Zidane's after winning the Champions League was to do nothing and stay with the same team", Perez explained, as quoted by the Spanish publication Marca. "We have another game on Sunday, and bit by bit he will play".

"For me the medal would go to some place in my house, and for that kid it's for sure something he will keep and to remember".

Lukaku did not make the same mistake twice, converting the rebound when a Nemanja Matic drive was not convincingly dealt with by Navas, but the 'keeper redeemed himself with a vital late save to deny Rashford.

Manchester's display in the first half resembled what you would call world champions playing England's sixth best team, as Andy Mitten pointed out last night - and it did look like that in the opening half hour - but it offered valuable lessons.

It is not easy for the rest to watch, not that Madrid cared as they lifted yet another trophy.