Karim Benzema struck late in the first-half to reduce the deficit and while Los Blancos were dominant in the second period, United managed to hold on for a morale-boosting win.
United have embarked on a tour of the United States, playing Club America, San Jose Earthquakes, AC Milan and Liverpool, but have won just the once so far, on penalties against the Serie A giants, and were thumped 4-1 by Jurgen Klopp’s men.
Mourinho claims that the club’s executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, failed to bring in any of the five players who were on his shortlist and he’s admitted that his team could be “in trouble” ahead of his third season at Old Trafford.
Romelu Lukaku has returned from his post-World Cup break.
The Frenchman’s relationship with his manager has been at breaking point and he hit back at Mourinho’s jibes with a message on Twitter.
“I know that my players gave everything”.
Anthony Martial has failed to return to Manchester United’s pre-season tour in the U.S. and the club are set to fine him 202,000 euros.
Zidane was a serial victor during a short two-and-a-half year spell at Real, winning the Champions League an historic three times and also masterminding only the club’s second league title in a decade when he steered the team to La Liga glory in 2016/17.
Alexis Sanchez put a notch up on his performance starring for Manchester United as they beat Real Madrid in the International Champions Cup.
“I didn’t learn anything (from this tour)”, said Mourinho. “I know what Herrera, Mata and Sànchez are, I know the kids are very young and need time to grow up”.
United fans will be keen to see more of Fred during their final pre-season friendly against Bayern Munich on Sunday before their Premier League opening with Leicester City on August 10th.
“It’s also hard for us but we knew in advance before coming that it was going to be like this. Back in Manchester tomorrow”.
Kovacic has repeatedly expressed his desire to leave since the end of last season as he searches for a club which could give him regular first-team action.