UEFA Super Cup Champion So First Target Manchester United
Manchester United defender Antonio Valencia says his side are now focused on winning the UEFA Super Cup. But they need to have a strategic strategy to defeat Real Madrid.
Valencia has similar words to manager Jose Mourinho, who previously said that the club’s first goal was to win the competition. This is worth realizing, considering the Red Devils are a team that is famously ambitious in terms of pursuing the trophy.
The 32-year-old is a key player under Mourinho last season. Apparently, he will also again be trusted to fill the main squad in a grand game between European champions, which will be held at Philip II Arena, Macedonia,.
“We are working to win the Super Cup and this is our first goal,” said the former Wigan defender.
“We are motivated, we are working hard, we will concentrate fully and we hope that we can achieve our goal of lifting the trophy in Macedonia.”
“My main goal is always to win the title and then enjoy it every day, in practice and all matches. But winning the title is what I always aim ahead of the rolling season. ”
Real Madrid lead in head to head
However, opponents that will face United is not a team carelessly. They are Real Madrid, the record-holder for two consecutive Champions League titles, and UEFA Super Cup winners.
Both teams have met once in the pre-season tournament. At that time the Red Devils won on penalties. However this can not be a benchmark to determine who will win this game.
Meanwhile, from his second meeting record, Real Madrid have a pretty good record that won four wins, five draws and two defeats in the encounter against Manchester United. United certainly eager to fix the bad record. (Source: Manchester Evening News)