Premier League – Community Shield: team news


Champions Manchester United head into the new season’s curtain raiser against FA Cup holders Portsmouth with a heavily depleted side.

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Cristiano Ronaldo (ankle), Owen Hargreaves, Ben Foster, Louis Saha and Park Ji-sung (all knee) are sidelined for the showpiece match at Wembley.

But club captain Gary Neville (pictured) is set to return to the side for just his second competitive appearance since sustaining an ankle injury in March 2007.

Pompey could be without Lassana Diarra (ankle) and Sean Davis (hip).

New signing Glen Little is also trying to shake off a thigh injury and on-loan Chelsea player Ben Sahar is set to be a substitute, meaning Portsmouth’s team is unlikely to show many changes to the one which won the FA Cup in May.

Midfielder Sulley Muntari has left for Internazionale so will be missing, while new signing Peter Crouch is set to feature in attack alongside Jermain Defoe, with Kanu on the bench.

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