Real Madrid have taken the unusual step of confirming they will hold their training session ahead of Tuesday's Champions League clash Manchester United at Manchester City's Etihad Stadium, reports The Independent. It is part of tournament regulations that competing teams must make part of their pre-match session open to the media.
Yesterday it was confirmed that Real would remain in Spain for their final preparations.
However, those plans have now been altered.
But instead of using Old Trafford as their training venue, manager Jose Mourinho has chosen the Etihad Stadium instead.
No explanation has been offered for why Real are choosing to train at City.