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Uefa Super Cup: Real Madrid vs Manchester United offers Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho reunions

Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will both face their former clubs in the 2017 Uefa Super Cup after Real Madrid successfully defended their Champions League trophy.

Ronaldo’s brace helped Real Madrid retain the Champions League in surprisingly comprehensive fashion with a 4-1 win against Juventus in Cardiff on Saturday, wrapping up a historic 12th continental crown in a memorable showdown.

Zinedine Zidane has now won the Champions League twice despite managing just 20 games in the competition, and will face Mourinho’s Europa League winners in the Uefa Super Cup on August 8 at the Philip II Arena in Skopje, Macedonia.

Real’s long, arduous journey to European glory culminated under the roof in Wales, where Zinedine Zidane’s men showed their killer instinct to win the title for the third time in four seasons.

Juventus started the brighter and Mario Mandzukic’s overhead kick will live long in the memory, but Ronaldo’s brace along with efforts from Casemiro and Marco Asensio left Real celebrating a surprisingly comfortable 4-1 win.

Juventus conceded more in Cardiff than the rest of their continental run combined, seeing them slump to a fifth straight final defeat as Madrid became the first side in the Champions League era to retain the trophy.