In the end, Zidane has decided to count on the Portuguese hotshot for the clash against United on Tuesday. Cristiano could not miss the first big game of the season and will travel to Skopje with the rest of the Real expedition.
Zidane didn’t want to leave anybody behind in Madrid and has taken his entire squad to Macedonia. The only player missing is third goalkeeper Yañes, with Luca Zidane taking his place. Youngster Achraf also made the cut.
Here are the 24 players available for the European Super Cup: Keylor Navas, Casilla and Luca Zidane, Carvajal, Vallejo, Sergio Ramos, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Theo, Achraf, Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Marcos Llorente, Marco Asensio, Isco, Kovacic, Ceballos, Cristiano Ronaldo, Bale, Benzema, Lucas Vázquez and Borja Mayoral.