The Special One knows his team for the crunch Champions League clash at the Santiago Bernebeu.
Real Madrid boss has already decided his team to face Manchester United in Wednesday’s Champions League clash at the Bernebeu, according to the Spanish daily Marca.
The paper, which has close links to Los Blancos, claims that Real will line-up in a traditional 4-2-3-1, with Karim Benzema leading the line ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo, Mesut Ozil and Angel Di Maria.
Sami Khedira and former Liverpool star Xabi Alonso will reportedly play at holding midfield, while there is a place in the back four for another former Red – Alvaro Arbeloa.
Marca claims that Mourinho could be tempted to include Chelsea loanee Michael Essien at the expense of Fabio Coentrao, with the returning Ghanian filling at right-back and Arbeloa shifting over to the left.
There is no place for summer signing Luka Modric, while young centre-half Raphael Varane is struggling with fitness and is unlikely to be included despite his fine form this term.
Sir Alex’s Ferguson’s teams are traditionally harder to predict but it’s likely to Manchester United boss will opt for a front two of Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney, while Michael Carrick and Rio Ferdinand are expected to be recalled after missing Sunday’s win over Everton.