2017 UEFA Super Cup tips for Real Madrid v Man Utd
FootyOn outline UEFA Super Cup tips as Real Madrid and Manchester United collide in Skopje, Macedonia.
Live on Tuesday, August 8th, kick-off 19:45 BST on BT Sport 2.
Last season’s European competition winners will meet on Tuesday night for a mouth-watering clash.
Real claimed their 12th Champions League crown last term, while Man Utd lifted their first ever Europa League trophy.
The pair therefore next meet with the UEFA Super Cup up for grabs as respective pre-season duties come to a close.
There are plenty of interesting sub-plots to this intriguing match-up, including Jose Mourinho facing his old club.
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo returns from an extended summer break to come up against his former employers too.
So, read on as we outline promising 2017 UEFA Super Cup tips for the encounter.
Mourinho’s Man Utd to lift the trophy
Both teams have been on their annual pre-season tour ahead of the new La Liga and Premier League campaigns.
This will be the Red Devils’ final outing before the season kicks off in England’s top-flight this weekend.
Meanwhile, Zinedine Zidane’s Los Blancos still have two clashes with El Clasico rivals Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup to come.
Mourinho will be aiming to add another piece of silverware to his cabinet, with the extra incentive of beating his former side.
Romelu Lukaku to score anytime
All eyes will be on Man Utd’s new frontman Romelu Lukaku when the season begins this weekend.
The Belgium international attacker signed from Everton for a mammoth £75,000,000 this summer.
He will be out to justify his massive price-tag and have an immediate impact in his maiden campaign.
This clash with Real Madrid is a great opportunity for Lukaku to showcase his talents against the widely regarded best team in the world.
After already dispatching during pre-season and showing glimpses of what could be in store, he will be confident of striking again here.
Cristiano Ronaldo to score last goal
How could we leave out Ronaldo from our 2017 UEFA Super Cup tips?
The Real Madrid ace was a surprise inclusion in Zidane’s squad to face the Red Devils this summer.
Ronaldo was given an extended break after his Confederations Cup exploits with Portugal.
Meanwhile, the Navigators skipper has also been involved in a legal battle regarding Spanish taxes.
Ronaldo was reportedly extremely keen to feature against his former team and therefore looks likely to play a part.
Returning from a holiday, the now 32-year-old may have to settle for a spot on the bench.
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