Zlatan Leads Man United To Win Community Shield


Jose Mourinho has begun his tenure as Manchester United manager with a trophy on Sunday with a late header from Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the FA Community Shield at Wembley.

Jesse Lingard put United ahead of Leicester City before half-time.

He ran about 40 yards and beat four men to cue home the strike.

English Premier League champions, Leicester equalized when Marouane Fellaini’s dreadful back-pass let Jamie Vardy in to round David de Gea and score.

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But summer signing Ibrahimovic typically had the final word with seven minutes to go, rising to meet Antonio Valencia’s cross and beat Kasper Schmeichel via the post.

Zlatan had stated earlier that the shield would be the first trophy he would be bringing home as a United player.

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger had criticized Zlatan as being unlikely to succeed due to age factor.

Zlatan Scores As Man U Win Community Shield

Leicester had brought Mourinho’s second stint in charge of Chelsea to an end with a 2-1 defeat at King Power Stadium in December on their way to the title.

But this, however, was a much happier occasion for the Portuguese.

Mourinho has even more reason to be cheerful ahead of the start of the new Premier League season next week.


English FA Cup champion, Manchester United defeated English Premier League champion, Leicester City 2-1 on Sunday to clinch the Community Shield title.

Today’s match was United’s 30th appearance in the Community Shield.

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Manchester United have won the trophy a record 21 times (17 outright wins and four shared titles).

Mourinho’s side have won the Community Shield in six of their last six appearances (2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2016).

Latest reports indicate that Paul Pogba is set to have his medical at United on Tuesday.

Pogba would be returning to his former club at Old Trafford for what will be a world-record fee of £100m.