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Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Man­chester Uni­ted 2 Lei­cester City 1, Wemb­ley Sta­dium, FA Com­munity Shield, Au­gust 7, 2016. FA Cup hold­ers Man­chester Uni­ted de­feated reign­ing Pre­mier Lea­gue Cham­pi­ons Lei­cester City 2-1 at Wemb­ley. Jesse Lin­gard han­ded Uni­ted the lead af­ter 32 min­utes of ac­tion be­fore Ja­mes Vardy equal­ised for The Foxes in the 52nd min­ute, on­ly for Zlatan Ibrahimovic to re­gister the win­ner wi­th just sev­en min­utes re­maining on the watch of the mat­ch official.

In their pre-sea­son friend­lies, Man­chester Uni­ted had de­feated Wi­gan Ath­let­ic, Gal­ata­s­aray, drawn wi­th Ever­ton, and lost ag­ainst Bor­us­sia Dort­mund, whi­le Lei­cester City had over­come Ox­ford Uni­ted, drawn to Celt­ic, and lost to Par­is Saint-Ger­main and Bar­celona. At Wemb­ley, Eng­land U21 in­ter­na­tion­al Jesse Lin­gard opened the scor­ing acount for Jose Mourinho´s Man­chester Uni­ted si­de af­ter 32 min­utes when the mid­field young­ster out­man­ou­vred three Lei­cester play­ers be­fore he power­ed a low shot pa­st Dan­ish goal­keeper Kas­per Schmei­chel and in­to the back of the net. In the sec­ond ha­lf, the al­ways op­por­tun­ist­ic Jam­ie Vardy lev­elled the score for the King Power Sta­dium club af­ter tak­ing ad­vant­age of a dread­ful back pass from Uni­ted mid­fielder Mar­ou­ane Fel­laini in the 52nd min­ute of the ga­me. Rising to the oc­ca­sion, Zlatan Ibrahimovic net­ted what proved to be the win­ner as the Swedish stri­ker head­ed ho­me an ex­cel­lent cross ball from An­tonio Va­lencia to make the fi­nal sco­reline 2-1 in fa­vour of Man­chester Uni­ted sev­en min­utes from time. Whi­le in Man­chester, Ibrahimovic pro­ceeded to score 17 Pre­mier Lea­gue goals in 33 ap­pear­ances for Uni­ted be­fore the in­dus­tri­ous marks­man de­cided to make a move to Ma­jor Lea­gue Soc­cer out­fit LA Galaxy on the 23rd of Mar­ch 2018. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Da­vid de Gea, Va­lencia, Eric Bailly, Da­ley Bli­nd, Lu­ke Shaw, Mi­chael Car­rick, Mar­ou­ane Fel­laini, Jesse Lin­gard, Way­ne Roo­ney, An­thony Mar­tial, Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Sub­stitutes: Ser­gio Rom­ero, Mar­cos Rojo, Ju­an Ma­ta, An­der Her­rera, Hen­rikh Mkhitary­an, Mor­gan Schneider­lin, Mar­cus Rash­ford. Lei­cester City Te­am: Kas­per Schmei­chel, Dan­ny Simp­son, Ro­bert Huth, Wes Mor­gan, Chris­ti­an Fuchs, Andy King, Dan­ny Drink­wa­ter, Riy­ad Mahrez, Marc Al­brighton, Shinji Okaza­ki, Jam­ie Vardy. Sub­stitutes: Ron Ro­bert Ziel­er, Ahmed Musa, Lu­is Her­nandez, Jef­frey Sch­lupp, De­marai Gray, Nam­palys Mendy, Le­onardo Ulloa.


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Reign­ing cham­pi­ons Man­chester Uni­ted be­at FA Cup hold­ers Man­chester City 1-0 at Maine Road in the FA Char­ity Shield on the 24th of Oct­ober 1956 thro­ugh a late goal from Den­nis Viollet.


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