Leicester City 1-2 Manchester United: United lift the Community Shield

Leicester City 1-2 Manchester United
during The FA Community Shield match between Leicester City and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on August 7, 2016 in London, England.

By Andy Hyslop

  • New signings Bailly and Ibrahimović named in starting line-up
  • Lingard and Ibrahimović goals give United a 2-1 win

Manchester United lifted the Community Shield in the traditional curtain-raiser to the season thanks to goals from Lingard and Ibrahimović.

All eyes were on the United starting line-up as they played their first competitive game under Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho named both Eric Bailly and Zlatan Ibrahimović in his starting line-up, while fellow new signing Mkhitaryan was named on the bench.

Another interesting selection from Mourinho was that of Fellaini in his midfield two alongside Carrick.

Fellaini was one of the first names on many peoples lips when speculating who Mourinho may deem surplus to requirements.

Lingard lights up Wembley again

After making his breakthrough last season and scoring the winning goal in the FA Cup final. Lingard is another name that has been linked with an Old Trafford exit.

The attacking midfield lit up Wembley with his stunning winner in the cup final and did it again on 32 minutes.

Lingard struck the opening goal in this one after a mazy 40 yard run. He beat four Leicester men before slotting past Schmeichel in the Leicester goal.

The goal wasn’t without luck as a few deflections went for Lingard, most notably when slotting past Schmeichel.

Leicester were gifted a way back into the game on 52 minutes. Fellaini’s backpass fell to Jamie Vardy and he rounded De Gea before slotting into an empty net.

Zlatan heads home winner

Zlatan Ibrahimović has failed to make an impact on the game but the Swedish striker headed home the winning goal on 83 minutes.

Antonio Valencia had an impressive game at right-back as he looked to nail down a spot in Mourinho’s team.

The winning moment came as the Ecuadorian got to the by-line before crossing the ball to the edge of the six-yard area.

Ibrahimović challenged Wes Morgan for the ball and despite not meeting the ball perfectly his header went in off the post.

Despite a late onslaught from Leicester, including Schmeichel going up for set-pieces. Unite held out and lifted the Community Shield for the 17th time.

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