Sunday's Wembley date with Wigan is always seen as the traditional curtain-raiser to the season and United have sold over 47,00 tickets - which is a record number of fans from one club attending a game at the new stadium.
"I will be trying to make this the first trophy of many," he stated. "But, if we win, it's really something that will have been earned by Sir Alex.
"It's because of his good work in the Premier League last season that we're in the Community Shield. I'll do my best to finish off the job but it's Sir Alex who will deserve a lot of the credit if we're successful at Wembley."