FA Cup holders Arsenal face Premier League champions Manchester City in the Community Shield on Sunday. Here are five talking points heading into the traditional curtain raiser to the top-flight season in England:
Spain playmaker Juan Mata will bring flair and crowd-pleasing skills when he completes his move to Manchester United but the ailing Premier League champions need more than that to resurrect their season.
Premier League Champions Manchester United have unveiled their new away kit, which will have the gingham used on last season`s home shirt intact with a bigger, bolder design, in the grounds of Osaka castle, in the presence of manager David Moyes, players and hometown boy Shinji Kagawa.
Premier League Champions Manchester United have come a step closer in signing Spanish Under-21 midfielder Thiago Alcantara, who could be brought to the club in a five-year deal worth 17.5 million pounds.
Manchester United captain Vincent Kompany has said that he expects more teams to challenge the Premier League champions for the top position, despite only arch rivals Manchester City being United`s challengers last season.