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Ibrahimovic starts up front, Rooney in midfield as United take on Leicester in Community Shield

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Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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ByEurosport
07/08/2016 at 14:31 | Updated 07/08/2016 at 14:43

Wayne Rooney is in midfield for Manchester United as they kick off their season against Leicester City in the Community Shield.

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TEAMS

Manchester United: De Gea; Valencia, Bailly, Blind, Shaw; Carrick, Fellaini; Lingard, Rooney, Martial; Ibrahimovic. Subs: Romero, Rojo, Schneiderlin, Herrera, Mata, Mkhitaryan, Rashford

Leicester City: Schmeichel; Simpson, Huth, Morgan, Fuchs; Mahrez, King, Drinkwater, Albrighton; Okazaki, Vardy. Subs: Zieler, Hernandez, Musa, Schlupp, Gray, Ulloa, Mendy

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Jose Mourinho's first match of any meaning as Manchester United manager kicks off at Wembley at 4pm, and the entire midfield has a distinct flavour of Louis van Gaal about it, with Marouane Fellaini also starting.

Perhaps the line-up is a message from Mourinho to his bosses at Old Trafford not to lose their nerve over the £100+ million signing of Paul Pogba, since one look at the team sheet will have fans crying out for the arrival of the Juventus and France midfielder.

Luckily for those fans the move seems closer than ever: United and Juve both confirmed on Sunday afternoon that the player's medical is imminent.

For Leicester the big difference is the starting role for Andy King, lining up in midfield from the start to fill the hole left by N'Golo Kante, who moved to Chelsea a few weeks ago.

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