Publicado: Mar, Agosto 08, 2017
Deporte | By Armando Espinosa

Valencia: Super Cup glory is Man Utd's 'first objective' of the season

Valencia: Super Cup glory is Man Utd's 'first objective' of the season

3 - Zinedine Zidane has claimed the Super Cup title three times in his career - twice as a player (1996 with Juventus and 2002 with Real Madrid) - and his first as a coach last season with the Liga giants. Nemanja Matić and Romelu Lukaku are also both likely to be involved. "I was trying to keep that feeling of the heat but it was raining every day. It's a great club and I wish them all the best".

That International Champions Cup encounter ended in a 1-1 draw before United won on penalties. Winning everything won't go to my head. Former Reds winger Cristiano Ronaldo is likely to be involved after returning to training on Saturday after an extended break, though it remains to be seen if he's to be handed a start.

How important is it to start the season well in the UEFA Super Cup?

"But that doesn't really mean anything".

"What interests me in the long run is that he is fit".

But in contrast to the cool conditions in Norway 12 months ago, temperatures in Skopje are expected to reach 40 degrees for much of the week. "The Europa League is very difficult to win". We have a good squad and a team that can try to repeat it.

The Portuguese will be keen to quickly follow-up their Europa League triumph on the one hand but an energy-sapping clash against arguably the best team in the world five days before their Premier League opener against West Ham is probably less than ideal. The team sported their dark strip when they won the 2000 Champions League against Valencia in Paris.

But despite all that, Zidane said: "There have been a lot of things happening, a lot of noise around him as always, but he is relaxed". I know that in Madrid they had training sessions with hot weather, so they are more adapted than we are.

"I am sure this year is going to be better". His methods, at first criticised by some players because of certain old school approaches, have now been accepted and praised by the most vocal players, such as Sergio Ramos. He was not with the team for any of Real's preseason friendlies, so this will be a chance to make his 2017-18 season debut with the club.

Madrid have brought in some excellent young players this summer.

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