Leicester City vs Manchester United:
England FA Community Shield 2016,
Date: Sunday, 7 August, 2016
Kick-off: 17:00 UK,
Venue: Wembley Stadium, London.
The English Premier League Champions Leicester City and FA Cup winners Manchester United will battle it out at Wembley Stadium for the 2016 FA Community Shield on 7th August 2016.
Though Leicester were crowned the Premier League Champions last season, they enter this game as the underdogs. Ranieri’s men has gone through series of strong pre-season friendlies which includes 4-2 defeat against Barcelona, 4-0 whooping against Paris Saint-Germain and a Penalty shootout victory against Celtic. Winning this Shield will convince fans that last season’s success isn’t a fluke.
Manchester United and the new boss has been busy with recruitment this summer, this has put them in a good position to challenge for the Premier League this season. They have acquired the services of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Eric Bailly and have been on trial for Juventus Paul Pogba. It is time for United fans to see their new squad and new manager play in their first competitive game this season.
Leicester City: Team News
The Foxes will be without Matty James as he is out on injury. New signings, Ahmed Musa, Mendy and Hernandez could all feature in the game.
Manchester United: Team News
United have no missing player, Zlatan is expected to start upfront with Rooney behind him. Other new signings are also expected to start.
Leicester City vs Manchester United: Head to Head stats
The Red Devils have enjoyed a huge success over Leicester, they have won almost 50% of their 84 games, drawn approximately 25% of the games. The Foxes have won just 22 games and drawn 22.
Since Leicester City’s comeback into the Premier League in 2014/2015 season, both teams have shared the success equally. Both have 1 win each to their name, with 2 draws in their last 4 games.
Leicester City vs Manchester United: Prediction
This game is highly unpredictable, but United’s experience and team quality can come into play to give them huge benefits.
Manchester United have done well for themselves in the transfer market, capturing the best of players, while the Foxes stars are being lured away by other teams.
Leicester have already lost Kante to Chelsea but are hoping Mahrez and Vardy stays. Moreover, their performance in this summer’s friendlies is far from convincing.
I predict a win for the Red Devils and also Zlatan Ibrahimovic to get on the scoreboard.
- Manchester United win.
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic to score at any-time.