Manchester United to face Real Madrid or Juventus in Super Cup
Manchester United will take on either Real Madrid or Juventus in August for the UEFA Super Cup, the trophy contested each year by the winners of the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Champions League.
The 2017 showpiece takes place on Tuesday 8 August at Skopje’s National Arena Filip II of Macedonia, FYR Macedonia’s first European club final.
United will learn the identity of their opponents on 3 June, at the conclusion of the UEFA Champions League final in Cardiff. Potentially it could mean two meetings with Madrid in the space of a fortnight: the sides are scheduled to meet in California on 23 July.
United have won the UEFA Super Cup just once before, overcoming then European champions Crvena zvezda courtesy of a Brian McClair goal in 1991. The Red Devils lost to Lazio and Zenit respectively in 1999 and 2008. The UEFA Super Cup has run since 1973.