By Harry Sykes

Man United lost 2-1 to Real Madrid in the Super Cup on Tuesday night, and the result was a fair one with Real Madrid dominating the game from start to finish.

There were two real high points for manager Jose Mourinho though, which he’ll take to the opening game of the Premier League against West Ham on Sunday.

Firstly, striker Romelu Lukaku scored his first competitive goal for Man United, calmly slotting home the ball after a fumbled shot from Nemanja Matic.

The second was Matic himself, who was United’s best player on the night by a country mile.

Without him in the centre of the park the score could have potentially been a lot worse – and Antonio Conte must be wishing he was still a Chelsea player.

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It’s fair to say that he looked calm and composed, despite being run ragged by the best team in Europe – and possibly the best team in the world.

Man United fans were quick to recognise this, despite the disappointment of missing out on the Super Cup trophy, and will be looking forward to seeing him in action at Old Trafford this Sunday.

They were also quick to take to Twitter after the game to congratulate the new United man on his fine performance.

Here is a selection of their reactions from after the game.

 

https://twitter.com/2016fergie/status/895024164339306496

https://twitter.com/Unitedsway/status/895024157905367040

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