Old Trafford and DW Stadium side’s battle it out in the traditional season curtain raiser.
Where: Wembley, London
When: Sunday August 11, 14:00 K.O
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David Moyes takes charge of his first competitive fixture as Man United boss in very much a ‘hiding to nothing’ encounter with Championship side Wigan Athletic.
The Scot hasn’t had the most impressive of pre-seasons and will look to his side to put the Latics to the sword at Wembley but will be doing so without Wayne Rooney after opting to leave the England man out with an ‘apparent’ injury though some may well point towards the deteriorating relationship between Man United and the player himself as the real reason for his absence.
Owen Coyle got his season going with a very impressive 4-0 win away at Barnsley but will see his Wigan side face an entirely different prospect today.
Wigan overcame Man City to lift the FA Cup trophy in May and in many ways the Community Shield is another match the DW Stadium side can approach with very little in the way of fear.
England striker Wayne Rooney has been left out of Manchester United’s Community Shield squad because of a shoulder injury.
Rooney trained with the reserves this week but was not deemed fit to face Wigan, while Ashley Young and Nani (both ankle) did not travel to Wembley.
Robin van Persie, Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra should be fit after missing Rio Ferdinand’s testimonial.
Wigan are without captain Gary Caldwell but James McClean could make his debut.
Another new signing, Thomas Rogne, is out with a back problem for Wigan, though Leon Barnett and Emmerson Boyce are expected to retain their places in Owen Coyle’s side.
Grant Holt will lead the line for his new club after dropping down a division from Norwich, with Marc Antoine-Fortune also in contention. (BBC Sport)
Rafael, Vidic, Smalling, Evra
Valencia, Carrick, Anderson, Zaha
Perch, Barnett, Boyce, Crainey
Maloney, McArthur, McClean
Preview – Goal-line technology to get it’s debut at the Community Shield fixture