Real Madrid start the season with the UEFA Super Cup trophy

Lynette Rowe
August 10, 2017

United lacked goal for the majority of that first half after a bright start.

Isco put United to the sword with a man of the match display in last night's Super Cup.

In a game dominated by Real Madrid, Manchester United also had some clear-cut chances which could have altered the results in another direction or at least could have given more dynamics to the game. We made it count with the ball and stayed calm. There was none of that on Tuesday, however.

There were a few positives in the defeat; Romelu Lukaku getting back in scoring ways for instance, but none more encouraging than Nemanja Matic's measured performance following a pre-season with his new club that lasted just over 45 minutes.

His opponents at Manchester United likely wished that he was out there for them - and to rub salt in the wound, he reportedly could have been a handful of years ago before United passed on him for a rather subjective set of observations.

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What makes his achevement all the more impressive is that he only signed four player during that period; Alvaro Morata whose buy back clause was activated, Jesus Vallejo, Theo Hernandez and Vicinus and Dani Cabellos. We pressed high and didn't allow them to play.

Comparison of shot quality - Real Madrid v Manchester United.

Real Madrid manager Zidane.

Goals from Casemiro and Isco in either half ultimately proved to be enough for Madrid, though, seeing them add yet another honour to last season's La Liga and Champions League crowns with a well-earned 2-1 win.

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