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Community Shield 2024: Date, Predicted Kick-Off Time, How to Watch, Ticket Information and More

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Manchester United are in the Community Shield 2024. Here we have the date, time, how to watch, opponent and more.

After a monumental FA Cup Final triumph against Manchester City, Manchester United now find themselves in the Community Shield for 2024.

The Red Devils will kick off the season a week earlier than their fellow Premier League compatriots, as Erik ten Hag’s fifth Wembley trip in as little as two years is set to take place.

Here at United in Focus, we bring you everything you need to know about it.

A detailed view of the FA Community Shield Trophy prior to The FA Community Shield match between Manchester City against Arsenal at Wembley Stadium...

Photo by Eddie Keogh – The FA/The FA via Getty Images

The Community Shield is an annual football match which is contested between the winners of the previous season’s Premier League and the FA Cup.

Organized by the Football Association (FA), it is traditionally held at Wembley Stadium in early August, serving as the curtain-raiser for the English football season.

Initially called the Charity Shield, the match dates back to 1908, and intended to raise funds for charitable causes. The event retains this philanthropic aspect, with proceeds distributed to various community projects and charities.

While not considered a major trophy, the Community Shield provides a competitive yet friendly encounter, often seen as a barometer for the teams’ upcoming season performance.

If the same team wins both the Premier League and the FA Cup, the match is played between the league winners and the league runners-up.

The game typically draws significant attention, symbolizing the close of the pre-season and the start of competitive football in England.

What do the Community Shield winners get?

The main prize for the winners of the Community Shield is the trophy. There is no cash prize, but it also gives teams a bit of momentum heading into the season.

The Community Shield 2024 will take place at Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday the 10th of August 2024.

The opening game of the Premier League season will follow the weekend after, so it’s vital Manchester United get off to a good start.

What time is kick-off?

Kick-off should be at 4:00 PM BST if we’re following last year’s pattern. However, it has also been known to kick-off at 5:30 PM.

Manchester United will face bitter rivals Manchester City in the Community Shield 2024.

It will be the 194th Manchester derby to take place in all competitions and only the third to ever take place in the Community Shield in the club’s history.

Nani of Manchester United scores the equalising goal during the FA Community Shield match sponsored by McDonald's between Manchester City and Manch...

Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images

The match will be available to watch for free in the UK on ITV and will be streamed on their streaming service, ITVX. Scottish channel, STV, will also be showing the match for free and their streaming service of STV player will be streaming it.

Tickets

Nothing is yet known about ticket releases for the Community Shield 2024. However, when they are available to buy, please only go through Manchester United’s official ticketing system to avoid disappointment and potentially being scammed.

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