At 2pm on Sunday 11th August, Manchester United will face Wigan Athletic in London’s Wembley Stadium for the 2013 FA Community Shield. The annual event is now in its 105th year after being played at Aston Villa’s Villa Park last year due to the Olympics. The game will see David Moyes’ first competitive game in charge and is also a great chance to obtain his first silverware as Manchester United enter a season for the first time in over 26 years without their beloved Sir Alex Ferguson.
The 2013 edition of the FA Community Shield is sponsored by McDonalds and all proceeds go to charities nominated by the various Football Clubs that participated in the first round of last season’s FA Cup.
Both sides have tasted glory this year in order to reach this final. Wigan defeated Manchester City in the FA Cup with a surprise 1-0 last minute victory whereas Manchester United were victorious in the English Premier League and romped home to a comfortable 11 point gap. Wigan were also relegated from the English Premier League to the Championship last season.
Star players for both teams look set to feature such as Vidic, Maloney and Rooney as well as new signings. Seasoned referee Mark Clattenburg will officiate the proceedings.
35,000 and 15,000 tickets have been allocated to Man United and Wigan respectively and are priced from £20 - £45.
The stadium is easily accessible via public transport (get off at Stratford Regional station), Taxi or Car.
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