Jose Mourinho will be hoping to claim one European trophy that seems elusive to him whe Manchester United take on Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup
Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho has a trophy-laden cabinet but one silverware missing in his collection is the European Super Cup.
The Portuguese manager will be hoping his team has enough steam to outwit defending European Champions – Real Madrid.
This is the first competitive meeting which Mourinho will have with the Spanish giants since an acrimonious split in 2013.
Mourinho, whose team won the Europa League last season to climax an amazing first campaign under the Portuguese, led Real to the Liga title with a record 100 points and won a King’s Cup in an eventful stay between 2010 and 2013.
His achievements at the Santiago Bernabeu were overshadowed, however, by his falling out with key dressing room figures such as Sergio Ramos and Iker Casillas as well as confrontations with referees and opponents plus a failure to win the Champions League, as Real lost in the semifinals each year.
Zinedine Zidane’s side beat Sevilla 3-2 in extra-time last year to win the Super Cup and the French coach is targeting a fourth European trophy in less than two years in charge of Real, which would match Mourinho’s tally of continental titles.