Manchester United will take on Leicester City in the 2016 Community Shield clash at the Wembley stadium on 7 August, Sunday.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 4pm BST. Live coverage of the match will be available on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport 2 HD. Radio commentary of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.


The Community Shield is played between the Premier League champions and the FA Cup winners of the previous season. In the 2015/16 campaign, Leicester went on to win the title in the most dramatic fashion and that saw them seal a berth in Sunday's fixture at Wembley.

United, on the other hand won the FA Cup in the same venue earlier in May after defeating Crystal Palace in the final. They came from behind to level the score, forcing the game to be decided in the extra time.

Chris Smalling, the Red Devils centre-back was sent off in the final and will be eligible to play in the Community Shield. However, the England international will miss the opening match of the upcoming season against AFC Bournemouth.

 Jamie Vardy
Jamie Vardy was instrumental in Leicester City's title winning campaign Getty

It was Jesse Lingard's stunning strike in extra time that saw United beat Alan Pardew's side 2-1 in the final. Just days after their triumph, the 20-time English champions showed the exit door to Louis van Gaal and replaced him with Jose Mourinho.

The Portuguese tactician will be keen on winning his first silverware as United manager when his side take on Leicester. However, the former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager will be aware that his side should not take the Foxes lightly. Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri has admitted that he is hungry for success and his side will challenge United on Sunday.

What managers say

Jose Mourinho: "I think it will be a different season for them but they can cope with the situation. They have a new experience playing the Champions League which changes the profile of their season."

Claudio Ranieri: "I was satisfied. But now I am hungry. I want to eat something. I said: 'I know you very well now. Forget what we have achieved; I want more.' You can't tell me: 'This is my maximum.' I want more than the maximum of last season."

Betting Odds (betfair)

  • Manchester United to win: 10/11
  • Draw: 5/2
  • Leicester City to win: 16/5

Team News

Jesse Lingard
Jesse Lingard celebrates after scoring the winner in Manchester United's 2-1 FA Cup final victory over Crystal Palace Getty

Manchester United

Possible XI: De Gea; Valencia, Bailly, Blind, Shaw; Herrera, Carrick; Rashford, Rooney, Martial; Ibrahimovic

Leicester City

Possible XI: Schmeichel; Simpson, Huth, Morgan, Fuchs; Albrighton, Drinkwater, King, Mahrez; Ulloa, Vardy