Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Real Madrid training

Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Real Madrid training

However, the 32-year-old returned to training at the weekend and was named in a 24-man Super Cup squad on Monday morning.

On their return, Madrid also face rivals Barcelona in Spanish Super Cup games at the Camp Nou on Sunday Aug. 13 and the Bernabeu on Wednesday Aug. 16, ahead of their La Liga opening fixture at Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday Aug. 20.

Philip II Arena, Skopje.

That has prompted Zinedine Zidane to name the Ballon d'Or victor in his 24-man squad to take on the Red Devils, though whether he will start is a different matter. Having finished their season on a high, with the compelling 4-1 victory over Juventus, Real Madrid have suffered a significant drop in form during summer with Los Blancos failing to secure a win in 90 minutes across four preseason matches.

Zinedine Zidane has selected the following players for the trip to Macedonia: K. Navas, K. Casilla, Luca, Carvajal, Vallejo, Sergio Ramos, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Theo, Achraf, Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Llorente, Asensio, Isco, Kovacic, Ceballos, Ronaldo, Benzema, Bale, Lucas V., Mayoral.

Images of Ronaldo back to training with the first-team squad was on Saturday released by Madrid.

Jose Mourinho and his Manchester United side appear to be setting the optimal temperature at the ideal time ahead of the first competitive match of the season.

"Of course. Every game is a new challenge, and it is going to be the same against them". When I won the Champions League with Porto, I left Porto.

"It is a big game when you play against Real Madrid, and we are happy that we can compare our qualities with them".