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Predicted Manchester United lineup vs Madrid After Mourinho's LATEST Team Update

THE HOLIDAYS ARE OFFICIALLY OVER!! Manchester United will resume 2017/2018 season duties with a big UEFA Super Cup clash against Spanish Goliaths, Real Madrid FC.

United defeated the Spanish giants after a penalty shootout only a fortnight ago, but as we know it, that was only a Pre season friendly. This match is not 'yam and beans' and so Real Madrid will come well armed and prepared.

As customs demand, Jose 'Uchenna' Mourinho held a press conference ahead of the match tomorrow where he confirmed the absences of 6 key players in Eric 'Olusegun' Bailly, Phil 'Osas' Jones(suspension) along with long term absentees, Luke Shaw, DJ Ashley Young and Marcos 'Odegbami' Rojo. Timothy-'Folurunso'-Mensah didn't travel with the team as the boss confirmed that he is set for a season long loan move to Crystal Palace.

On being asked about Matic's availability for the match, the boss replied saying, "Obviously, Matic is available but not available like the others." This is as a result of the Serbian midfield dynamo failing to gather enough match sharpness, as he has only been involved in 45mins of pre season.

After watching a 2-man defence struggle against the high quality attack of Barcelona in pre season, and Fellaini's dedicated and combative performance against Real Madrid in the pre-season friendly( minus the fact that he has become Mourinho's favoured son o), here's how we expect the boss to line up his team.

This entails a 3-5-2, with 'Oga Fela' added to the midfield to support Ander 'Akinbode' Herrera and Paul 'Ikenna' Pogba who will be coming up against the brilliant trio of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Casemiro. We tip the boss to hand Henrikh 'Nwokeoma' Mhkhitaryan the creative free role behind Lukaku, with Anthony 'Ikechukwu' Martial and Marcus 'Rashidi-Yekini' coming on to add pace as impact subs.

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