"But I think that if he plays tomorrow, it is probably the best confirmation that they'll keep counting on him during the season".
Asked if it would be insane to think that the Welshman would not be in the Spanish capital come September 1, the Real coach said: "Well, Bale is a Real Madrid player".
"We did well. We lost 2-1 which shows the result was (tight) and one of the goals was offside, so with a good video replay system, it would be 1-1 and extra-time", Mourinho said.
"I left and it was hard for the others to say many good things about me".
Pep Guardiola forecasts end to Manchester City spending spree
I know a lot of the pundits are going for City but you feel like this is a Guardiola team now. I just think Manchester City have strengthened in all the right areas where they needed to.
"If he is on his way out of Real Madrid, well, I'll try to be waiting for him on the other side and try to fight with other coaches that would also like to have him on his team".
United will take on star-studded Real in the stifling Skopje heat without a host of defenders, including Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo.
"Manchester United are one of the top three football clubs in the world, no doubt about it, but the football club is one thing and the team's credentials going into a competition are another thing entirely", he said.
"I was able to play with Mou, who has been a great coach, and helped us to battle for trophies", he said.
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The Welsh global endured a frustrating campaign last season as injury restricted him to just 26 starts and he was left on the bench for the Champions League final win over Juventus.
"The Europa League is very difficult to win because it's hard. I can truly say that I gave more to Real Madrid any club than I ever have before". When I left it was a team that had played three consecutive Champions League semis, they had been Spanish champions, they had won games at home as well as overseas.
"The injuries are the long-term [ones] that you all know about - Luke Shaw, Ashley Young and Marcos Rojo".
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has claimed the club would "never" sell Cristiano Ronaldo, despite the Portuguese forward suggesting he would like a move back to the Premier League last week, the independent reported.
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