Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho, has claimed that his side are underdogs in this year’s UEFA Super Cup tie, where they will face his former club Real Madrid.
The two teams have already met this summer, with United winning on penalties after a 1-1 draw in a friendly in California.
Mourinho will be hoping to land some silverware ahead of their Premier League opener against West Ham United on Sunday.
“The difference between the Champions League winner and the Europa League winner is obvious. The Europa League is difficult to win, there are lots of matches with lots of travelling, but it is not El Dorado for football players,” Mourinho said at the Philip II Arena on Monday, when asked if his team could overcome the La Liga giants.
“The top quality is obviously in the Champions League, and when you get to the semi-finals you have four of the best five or six teams in Europe. So there is a difference of quality, but we believe that it is possible.”