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Real Madrid v Manchester United: Super Cup – live!

Matt Loten has a query about the actual football: “Given that this is ostensibly Jose’s first-choice lineup, can someone explain to me why Lingard plays ahead of Martial and Rashford? I like Jesse; he works hard and can stretch defences, but he’s not of the same quality or potential as the other two. Darmian is a solid defender, and now that United finally have a top-class defensive midfielder in Matic, I’m not sure the argument that Lingard’s defensive workrate is needed really washes.”

Now the teams emerge. It’s searingly hot out there – around 30 degrees I believe – so I think we’re in drinks-break territory. It might have an impact on the speed of the game too. Let us see ...

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