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2016 Community Shield: Man United v Leicester City

Leicester City to battle Manchester United for 2016 Community Shield

After the Red Devils’ 1-2 win against Crystal Palace in the FA Cup Final, Manchester United will contest the Community Shield on Sunday August 7, 2016 at Wembley Stadium in London against the amazing 2015-16 Premier League champions Leicester City. Manchester United will be fighting for their first silverware of the 2016-17 season with new manager Jose Mourinho on board, and with the addition of powerful Swedish superstar striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic who recently signed on with Man United after a highly successful time as the top goal-scorer of the French Ligue 1 and for Paris Saint Germain, who won their league title last season led by team captain Ibra.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will train with his new Manchester United team-mates for the first time on Thursday following his return from holiday in Los Angeles in Southern California, USA and his new sides�� return from China ahead of Saturday’s friendly match against Galatasaray in Sweden. Thirty-four-year-old Ibrahimovic recently joined Man Utd on a free transfer on July 1, 2016, and was granted an extended holiday by new boss Mourinho, after a hard-fought season in French League 1 with former club PSG and in the Champions League Tournament as well as fighting in Euro 2016 at this summer’s European Championship in France.

Ibra sat out United’s pre-season trip to China, and will begin training with the squad on Thursday as the Red’s new No. 9. Reportedly if all goes well in training, Ibra will then travel with his new side to Gothenburg for United’s match at Ullevi Stadium. Bryan Robson is optimistic about Zlatan’s contribution and believes the Swedish striker might continue in the footsteps of Robin van Persie, who joined the Red Devils in 2012 and managed to score 30 goals in his debut season winning the England Premier League title with manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

“Zlatan is 34 and it would have been nice to get him at 28 or 29, something like that, but the way he played for PSG last year showed he has a lot to offer still and he looks really fit,” said Robson. “I think back to Sir Alex’s last year when everybody talked about Robin van Persie’s age and his injuries when he joined, but he won us the title with his goals that season. Hopefully Zlatan can do the same. He will take the pressure off Wayne Rooney as well. Every time we’ve had a bad result the excuse is that Wayne didn’t play particularly well. The pressure has always been on him to perform and Zlatan will take that away from Wayne a wee bit, so Wayne can relax and enjoy his game.”

Skipper Rooney is excited about training with Man United newbie Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the first time on Thursday in preparation for Saturday’s game in Sweden and the upcoming Community Shield. The Manchester United captain is clearly looking forward to working with the iconic Swedish striker upon his return from an extended vacation designed to recharge his batteries after playing at Euro 2016. Zlatan will meet his new team-mates on Thursday and may make his unofficial Manchester United debut against Galatasaray in Gothenburg, Sweden.

“I am looking forward to it,” said Rooney. “I think he has been one of the best strikers in world football over the last 10 years and he has always won trophies everywhere he has been. He is a huge character so I am looking forward to getting back, training with him and hopefully forming a good partnership and being successful together.” Roo was asked his opinion about working with new boss Jose Mourinho. “Yeah, it has been great,” said Rooney. “The training has been tough and you can see why he has won trophies at the clubs he has been at. I have enjoyed it, it has been difficult in the heat out here in China, but it has been really good and I am just looking forward to getting involved in the games.”

The August issue of Manchester United’s official club magazine Inside United features popular footballers skipper Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic and new boss Jose Mourinho. Rooney is featured giving the magazine an exclusive interview about his upcoming Wayne Rooney Testimonial clash with Everton. Manchester United v Everton tickets are still available for sale at LiveFootballTickets.com. Man United captain Rooney talks about his pride in being awarded the showpiece testimonial tournament after 12 seasons. Famous No.10 Rooney created the Wayne Rooney Foundation to which all profits will go.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic traveled to Old Trafford with a massive trophy collection, and Inside United magazine introduces the new superstar by telling the remarkable story of his career, and how he was able to win an amazine 13 titles in 15 seasons to date.New Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho outlined his complete vision for his future with the Red Devils saying, “I want everything”. The Manchester United magazine includes a lengthy pre-season preview section including friendly and Community Shield matches. There is also a tribute to the genius of Ryan Giggs. Meanwhile United’s players seem to be in great spirits after Aon Tour 2016 as they prepare for their 2016-17 campaign. Manchester United’s star No. 1, David De Gea confirmed that the mood in the squad is upbeat despite some difficult training conditions in China.

“There’s a really good atmosphere in this team – there are some young lads and it’s very good to be here, said De Gea. “We have a really good manager and he’s a winner – that’s what we feel. So now we want to start the season with a win.” Next, United face Galatasaray in Gothenburg, Everton in Wayne Rooney’s testimonial and Leicester City in the Community Shield, before the start of the England Premier League begins with United’s opener away at Bournemouth.

“It was a short holiday but now we are in back in training and we have a really good group of footballers,” De Gea continued. “I feel really well. It’s the beginning of the season and I need to be more fit in training and we’ll see. We need to look forward and be really fit for the first game.” Jesse Lingard said that new manager Jose Mourinho, “likes a joke” and is “a really chilled, easy-going guy”.

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