It’s the official curtain-raiser to the Premier League season! Last year’s champions Leicester City face off against a new-look Manchester United, who were crowned FA Cup winners in 2015, in the Community Shield on Aug. 7 at 11am EST. Click here to watch all the action online!
It’s been all change at the Red Devils this preseason, who fired coach Louis Van Gaal and replaced him with former Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese, who calls himself “The Special One,” has spent a lot of money on upgrading his squad, bringing in world class players such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly. And the reds are still in the market for Paul Pogba, but have yet to secure his signing just yet. They will certainly be one of the favorites going into the Premier League season.
Leicester City, on the other hand, has managed to keep the majority of their Premier League-winning squad. Leading goalscorer Jamie Vardy snubbed a move to rivals Arsenal, while the team’s owners and management have issued hands off warnings to clubs trying to lure Riyad Mahrez away from the King Power. Unfortunately, N’Golo Kante got away to Chelsea, but they’ve added midfield steel in the form of Nampalys Mendy, more firepower in the shape of Ahmed Musa and pacy winger Bartosz Kapustka to their roster.
HollywoodLifers, can Leicester repeat their heroics of last season, or will this be a difficult campaign for them? Will Manchester United return to their former glory and win their first league title since 2013? Tell us below!