Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Morata Is Set for a Meeting with Reds

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Morata Is Set for a Meeting with Reds

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ALVARO Morata will get a glimpse of what might have been as Real Madrid and United share the same pre-season facilities in Los Angeles.

For much of the summer the Spain international looked to be heading to United to fill the void left by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, before they signed Romelu Lukaku on Monday.

Zinedine Zidane's Madrid side land in LA on Tuesday and, perhaps awkwardly for Morata, will be training a stone's throw from United, who are also using the facilities at UCLA.

Mourinho's men have been at Drake Stadium since arriving in California, while Champions League winners Madrid will begin training on Wednesday within 200 metres of United at the college's North Athletic Field.

The teams will meet in the UEFA Super Cup next month as well as in the International Champions Cup on July 23, but whether Morata is still at the club by the time they meet in the Levi's Stadium friendly is another matter. …

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