LONDON, Sporting Alert – Jose Mourinho named his first competitive starting lineup for Manchester United, as they take on defending Premier League champions Leicester City in the Community Shield at Wembley today.
UPDATES 83mins: Zlatan Ibrahimovic has given Manchester United the lead against Leicester City in the Community Shield. The striker scored from a brilliantly placed header off a cross from Antonio Valencia. Manchester United lead Leicester City 2-1.
UPDATES 52mins: Jamie Vardy rounded David de Gea to score the equaliser for Leicester City against Manchester United in the Community Shield. A very poor back pass from Marouane Fellaini gifted Vardy the clear chance. Manchester United and Leicester City are 1-1.
UPDATES 32mins: Manchester United lead Leicester City 1-0 in the Community Shield game, after Jesse Lingard, the scorer of the FA Cup winning goal last season scored a wonderful solo effort to give the Reds the lead. Manchester United lead Leicester City 1-0.
Forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who signed for the Red Devils in the summer and defender Eric Bailly, who also joined the club in this transfer window, are both in Mourinho’s starting lineup.
Ibrahimovic will lead the attack and will be supported by Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard.
Michael Carrick and Marouane Fellaini start in midfield ahead of Ander Herrera and Morgan Schneiderlin, who played against Galatasaray in Gothenburg in the final pre-season game.
Summer recruit Henrikh Mkhitaryan starts on the bench today, while Antonio Valencia, Daley Blind and Luke Shaw play in the backline. David De Gea starts in goal.
Juan Mata and Marcus Rashford are among the subs.
Meanwhile, England forward Jamie Vardy leads the attack for Leicester City, as Claudio Ranieri’s side look to get the competitive season off to a winning start.
Ranieri makes three changes to the Foxes side which lost 4-2 to Barcelona in Stockholm in a pre-season game.
First choice goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel is back in goal and he replaces Ron-Robert Zieler, who started against Barcelona.
Christian Fuchs and Shinji Okazaki start in place on Ben Chilwell and Demarai Gray as well.
Notably missing from the Manchester United bench is Memphis Depay, who did not make the match day squad.
The Dutchman had a very disappointing first season at Manchester United last term and is battling for his future under Mourinho.
Manchester United to Leicester City: De Gea, Valencia, Bailly, Blind, Shaw, Carrick, Fellaini, Lingard, Rooney, Martial, Ibrahimovic. Subs: Romero, Rojo, Schneiderlin, Herrera, Mata, Mkhitaryan, Rashford.
Leicester City team to play Manchester United: Schmeichel, Simpson, Huth, Morgan, Fuchs, Mahrez, Drinkwater, King, Albrighton, Okazaki, Vardy. Subs: Zieler, Hernandez, Musa, Schlupp, Gray, Ulloa, Mendy.