Ibrahi­movic seals win for United

Fiji Sun - - Sport -

Lon­don: Jose Mour­inho be­gan his reign as Manchester United man­ager with a tro­phy as Zla­tan Ibrahi­movic scored a late header to beat Le­ices­ter in the FA Com­mu­nity Shield at Wem­b­ley. Jesse Lin­gard, who scored the fi­nal goal of the Louis van Gaal era with the win­ner in the FA Cup fi­nal against Crys­tal Palace, put United ahead be­fore half-time when he ran 40 yards and beat four men to slot home. League cham­pi­ons Le­ices­ter replied when Marouane Fel­laini’s dread­ful back-pass let Jamie Vardy in to round David de Gea and score. But sum­mer sign­ing Ibrahi­movic, 34, typ­i­cally had the fi­nal word with seven min­utes to go, ris­ing to meet An­to­nio Va­len­cia’s cross and beat Kasper Sch­me­ichel via the post. The out­spo­ken Swede had stated be­fore­hand that the shield would be the first tro­phy he would be bring­ing home as a United player, and so it proved for the vet­eran striker.

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