Man United vs Real Madrid best XI - Only three Red Devils make the team
Ahead of the Tuesday's European Super Cup, contested between Champions League winners Real Madrid and Europa League victors Manchester United - arguably the two biggest clubs on the planet - Chris Bascombe has picked a best XI of players from the squads.
David De Gea
Real Madrid have tried to sign De Gea on enough occasions to suggest he would get in their side.
One of United’s most consistent players. Arguably still underrated. Was the outstanding player in the Europa League run.
If there was one defender Jose Mourinho wishes he could sign, Varane would be it.
Often as effective going forward as he is defensively. One of the most calculated footballers around, but a winner.
Plays more as a winger than a full-back, but his rampaging runs have been a feature of the Champions League for several years.
One of the most elegant footballers on the planet. Replaced Xabi Alonso in the Real midfield and glides through games.
United’s most recent signing would be included to add balance. It was surprising Chelsea allowed him to go. Will sit back and let others strut their stuff.
A delight to watch. Rarely concedes possession and is the perfect supplier to Ronaldo and Bale.
First name on the teamsheet. He might be a moody ego-maniac (aren’t they all deep down?) but he is one of the greatest of all time.
A debateable pick. Some might look to the future and prefer Romelu Lukaku. You would probably rotate them in pre-season and see who deserves the nod.
When fit, he too would walk (or in his case sprint) into any side in the world. Always linked with United. Might end up there one day.