The Portuguese is confident that Madrid president Florentino Perez will be willing to offer him an escape route from Manchester at the end of the current campaign, despite Santiago Solari now being in charge of the European champions.
The two sides meet again at the Bernabeu Stadium on Thursday and Solari has since been appointed as Julen Lopetegui's permanent replacement. "That's what we all want to see out on the field against Melilla".
However, Solari moved swiftly to keep feet firmly on the ground with league games against Huesca and Rayo Vallecano to come either side of CSKA Moscow's Champions League trip to Madrid before he and his players head for the United Arab Emirates later this month.
"I'm very happy for Isco, I was very sorry that he missed the one played in the first half, because it would have been a great goal", he told reporters.
Eligen a Icardi como el mejor jugador del año en Italia
Además, la Juventus fue elegido el mejor club por séptima vez consecutiva en la Gala y Massimiliano Allegri el mejor entrenador. La buena temporada 2017-2018 que tuvo Icardi sirvió para regresar a la Champions al cuadro del Giuseppe Meazza .
Solari was giving little away in terms of team selection, but Castilla players Javi Sanchez, Fidalgo and Cristo have been included in his squad.
It remains to be seen if Ballon d'Or victor Luka Modric will be rested, but Solari was full of praise for the Croatia midfielder.
"It was Luka's year, and the focus should be on him", the coach said.
Real Madrid are not going to sell Isco for pennies on the dollar, though - Los Blancos have already established the amount that would convince them to allow the 26-year-old midfielder to leave Santiago Bernabeu. Vinicius and Marco Asensio would play alongside each other when they take on Melilla on Thursday. My goal was a long time in coming but I'm pleased and a bit more relaxed having scored. Two very important La Liga games for us and the Champions League too.