United can benefit from Real lesson, insists Mourinho
SKOPJE whose current team are back in Europe’s elite club competition this season.
“So for us to come here and do the positive things we did, I think we have to keep that positive feeling into the new season, and into the Champions League next month. I think this Super Cup was a great experience for us.”
Mourinho, who gave away his runners-up medal to a young fan, sought solace in the fact that the Old Trafford club will not need to come up against Real in the English Premier League.
“We have top teams with different qualities. There are no replicas of (Luka) Modric, (Toni) Kroos, Isco or Casemiro,” he said.
United won the English League Cup as well as the Europa League last season but are under pressure to improve after labouring to a sixth-place finish in the Premier League.
They begin their campaign at home to West Ham United on Sunday and summer signings Victor Lindelof, Lukaku and Nemanja Matic will all hope to have done enough in Skopje to keep their places.
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