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Leicester City's Ahmed Musa Set To Wreck Man United In Community Shield


/ by Augustine Akhilomen
After announcing his arrival with a superb brace against ‘almighty’ Barcelona at the International Championship Cup on Tuesday, Super Eagles winger, Ahmed Musa will be hoping to maintain his goal scoring form as Leicester City face Manchester United in Sunday's 94th FA Community Shield at Wembley Stadium (4pm Nigerian time).

The Foxes had to cough out a club record £15m to seal CSKA Moscow's enterprising and pacy winger to add more attacking bit to their squad this summer and he wasted no time by paying them back with two classy goals despite losing 4-2 against Barcelona. It will be Musa's first time of gracing the Community Shield at the magnificent Wembley Stadium and will be hoping to help his team to victory.

Besides, the Shield marks the tradition curtain-raiser of the Premier League and always contested between the winners of the previous season's Premier League and FA Cup. The Foxes were crowned champions of the Premier League in the 205-2016 season against all odds on May 2nd, 2016 while the Red Devils defeated Crystal Palace 2-1 in the final of the FA Cup on 21st May 2016.

It will be Leicester City's second Community Shield appearances after the 1971 edition, where they defeated Liverpool 1–0 compared to Manchester United's 30th appearances, having won it a record 20. Jose Mourinho will be expecting a tough test against the Foxes on Sunday and Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri promised “I will choose my best XI" after a pre-season defeat to Barcelona in the International Champions Cup.

Both teams has not had an ideal preseason and there is likely to be signs of teething problems at Wembley as both managers look to blend new and old players into the mix as Mourinho would have Zlatan Ibrahimov, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly on parade while Ranieri will also feature James Verdy, Riyad Mahrez, Nampalys Mendy and Bartosz Kapustkat.

Records (Stats provided by Wikipedia)

The most successful teams in the competition are Manchester United (16 outright wins, 4 shared), Arsenal (13 outright wins, 1 shared), Liverpool (10 outright wins, 5 shared) and Everton (8 outright wins, 1 shared).

The highest scoring game was Manchester United's 8–4 win against Swindon Town in 1911.

Everton hold the record for most consecutive wins (4) from 1984 to 1987; however, the 1986 was shared with Liverpool.

Manchester United hold the record for most consecutive losses (4) from 1998 to 2001. During this period Manchester United also held the record for most consecutive games played (6) from 1996 to 2001 in which they won 2.

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Pat Jennings scored against Manchester United from his own penalty area in the 1967 Charity Shield, which was shared at 3-3.

Brighton & Hove Albion are the only club to win just the Shield, never the FA Cup or the League.

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