Manchester United have today completed their last training session out to Macedonia in preparation for their super cup final against Real Madrid in Skopje.
Jose Mourinho has taken out a strong squad to face Real Madrid, in the last match before the Premier League season starts on Sunday afternoon against West Ham United at Old Trafford.
Phil Jones and Eric Bailly are out of the final due to suspension. Jose Mourinho said to manutd.com:
“With Phil Jones, I was expecting the appeal [against the ban] to be negative
“No Phil Jones, no Eric Bailly and no Tim Fosu-Mensah because, in this moment, Tim is probably going on loan to another club. So we made the decision not to travel with him.
“The injuries are the long-term [ones] that you all know about – Luke Shaw, Ashley Young and Marcos Rojo. Apart from that, everybody is available. Obviously, Matic is available but not available like the others.”
“Pre-season was good. I’m never tired to repeat how well organised it was. Everybody played, we tried many different things and didn’t care about the results – we cared about our evolution. On top of it, we had small injuries but not big ones so everybody is ready. Now it’s the serious stuff with the Super Cup and the first Premier League match.”
Below are photographs from Monday’s training session: