Agencies (Qasioun) - Manchester United were beaten but can take some credit for making Real Madrid fight until the end and, following Nemanja Matic’s fine performance, will hope real quality has been added to the midfield.
As it was, Madrid claimed the trophy, as goals by Casemiro and Isco were answered by Romelu Lukaku’s first serious return on his £75m transfer fee.
Madrid dominated for large swathes yet United might have forced extra-time when, near the close of normal time, Marcus Rashford raced in at goal but his effort won only a corner.
There was a large roar when Cristiano Ronaldo was given the final few minutes - there were seven added on – but Real’s real jubilation will be in making this their second consecutive Uefa Super Cup to add to their back-to-back Champions League triumphs.
Source: The Guardian