Confirmed: Manchester United line up to face Real Madrid, Fred starts

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Jose Mourinho has cut a frustrated figure throughout the pre-season tour, unhappy with the lack of transfer activity and the absence of his stars however United - who were routed 4-1 by Liverpool last week - still manage to field a strong starting XI, which included David de Gea, Fred, Sanchez, Mata, Herrera, Eric Bailly and Luke Shaw.

This latest incident for Mourinho comes at the end of a disastrous pre-season tour, where he has seemingly separated himself from the team and stretched relations, becoming the bookies favourite to be the first Premier League manager to go. "We have just a few (senior) players here, lots of kids", Mourinho told his post-match press conference on Wednesday morning.

Goals from Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera did the damage for United who took a two-goal lead and staved off Madrid even after Benzema pulled one back.

That's the beauty of good footballers, they're really good with the football. A clash with Real Madrid now looms.

"They did as always a fantastic job to organise it, and we must give the players at the World Cup a little bit of a holiday".

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Benzema got one back for Madrid just before half-time. Let us know in the comments.

The United boss was pressed on whether Martial would be part of his squad upon their return to Manchester and would only say: "I don't know".

"He can get on the ball, I've watched him in training. I know that the kids are really young, I know the kids need time to grow up, I know my players gave everything".

"We saw that in the last 15 minutes when Real Madrid brought on (Toni) Kroos, (Marco) Asensio and Isco. The boys gave everything and we tried to fight for the best result, but tactically it means nothing".

United landed in Manchester on Wednesday morning to begin preparations for their final friendly against Bayern Munich in Germany on Sunday and the start of the Premier League season against Leicester at Old Trafford on August 10.

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