Follow Live: Community Shield – Leicester vs. Man United (Lineups)

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Leicester City and Manchester United contest the 2016-17 FA Community Shield at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

A traditional curtain raiser for the 2016-17 season, the reigning PL champs take on the FA Cup holders in a game packed with intrigue.

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Claudio Ranieri‘s Leicester have lost N'Golo Kante from their title-winning team but both Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez have decided to stay. With heavy friendly defeats to PSG and Barcelona in preseason, Ranieri has demanded more from his side as they prepare to defend their PL crown.

Jose Mourinho takes charge of his first competitive game as United’s manager and his revolution is in full swing with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan all signing this summer, plus Paul Pogba’s long-winded transfer expected to be completed soon.

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The Foxes have only every competed in the Communtiy Shield once in their history as second division winners back in the 1970s, while nobody has won this competition more than United.

In team news Leicester start with the same team which led them to the PL title for most of last season, while United start with Zlatan Ibrahimovic up top and Anthony Martial, Wayne Rooney and Jesse Lingard behind him.

The game kicks off at 11 a.m. ET and I’ll have live updates from Wembley via Twitter, plus reaction and analysis following the game. 


Leicester City: Schmeichel; Simpson, Huth, Morgan, Fuchs; Albrighton Drinkwater, King, Mahrez; Vardy, Okazaki. Subs: Zieler, Hernandez, Musa, Schlupp, Gray, Ulloa, Mendy

Manchester United: De Gea; Valencia, Bailly, Blind, Shaw; Carrick, Fellaini; Martial, Rooney, Lingard; Ibrahimovic. Subs: Romero, Rojo, Schneiderlin, Herrera, Mata, Mkhitayran, Rahford