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

Leicester City v Manchester United - The FA Community Shield Preview

FILE PHOTO - (EDITORS NOTE: COMPOSITE OF TWO IMAGES - Image numbers (L) 576692476 and 484300450) In this composite image a comparision has been made between Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho (L) and Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri. Leicester City, the Premier League winners and Manchester United, the FA Cup Winners meet in the annual FA Community Shield on August 7, 2016 at Wembley Stadium in London,England. ***LEFT IMAGE*** WIGAN, ENGLAND - JULY 16: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho looks on during the pre season friendly match between Wigan Athletic and Manchester United at the JJB Stadium on July 16, 2016 in Wigan, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 15: Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Leicester City at the Boleyn Ground on August 15, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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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

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