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Real Madrid Fans' Disappointment as Ancelotti Includes Controversial 28-Year-Old in Line-up Against Barcelona

Real Madrid fans express disappointment on Twitter over manager Carlo Ancelotti's decision to include Ferland Mendy in the starting line-up for a pre-season friendly against Barcelona.

Real Madrid fans were left disappointed and frustrated when they saw Ferland Mendy included in the starting line-up to face Barcelona in a pre-season friendly on July 29 in Dallas. Manager Carlo Ancelotti's decision to include the French left-back in the first XI was met with criticism on Twitter.

The match between Los Blancos and the Blaugrana is a highly anticipated friendly clash taking place in the US. Despite Ancelotti naming a strong starting XI for the game, Mendy's presence has infuriated some fans.

Thibaut Courtois will start in goal for the 14-time European champions, while Dani Carvajal, Eder Miltao, David Alaba, and Mendy make up the defensive line. Eduardo Camavinga, Fede Valverde, Aurelien Tchouameni, and Jude Bellingham are the midfielders.

In the attacking positions, Rodrygo and Vinicius Junior will lead the all-whites as they face their domestic rivals away from Spain.

Real Madrid is coming off a 2-0 victory against Manchester United in their previous friendly, with Bellingham and Joselu Mato scoring impressive goals. On the other hand, Barcelona suffered a 5-3 defeat against Arsenal.

The El Clasico has generated excitement among fans. However, some Real Madrid supporters are not pleased with Mendy's inclusion in the starting line-up. One fan expressed their disappointment on Twitter, saying, "Ancelotti can't surely make us happy for once. Who invited Mendy in a clean lineup like this?"

Here are some of the top Twitter reactions to Mendy's inclusion:

While the Real Madrid versus Barcelona match in Dallas is only a friendly, fans can expect an intense clash between two of Spain's top teams. Carlo Ancelotti addressed the media before the pre-season El Clasico and emphasized the competitiveness of the match. He stated, "In the two previous games, we've played some good football, but we also have areas to improve. This is an opportunity to warm up the engine. We are performing well, and we want to continue in the same vein. We will give our best, but we are up against a very strong opponent with a lot of quality. The result is not the most important thing; what matters is our progression. This is a demanding test because our opponents are very strong."

Real Madrid and Barcelona are expected to face each other once again in the upcoming season as they compete for supremacy in Spanish football. The pre-season El Clasico could give fans a glimpse of what to expect in the future.

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