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10/08/2013 10:30, Report by J Tuck, L Kane
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Preview: United v Wigan

Date, time and coverage: Sunday 11 August (kick-off 14:00 BST). The match is live in the UK on ITV1 and you can follow it via ManUtd.com’s exclusive text commentary.

Form guide: David Moyes takes charge of his first competitive match as Manchester United manager in the FA Community Shield clash with Wigan Athletic at Wembley and is aiming to win his first ever trophy. Although the Latics were relegated from the Barclays Premier League last season, they should provide a stern test after making a positive start to life in the Championship, beating Barnsley 4-0 at Oakwell last weekend.

Ins and outs: The Reds boss is set to shuffle his deck after Rio Ferdinand’s testimonial at Old Trafford on Friday, which ended in a 3-1 defeat to Sevilla. Nemanja Vidic, Rafael, Patrice Evra and Robin van Persie did not feature in that match and therefore should start at Wembley. Nani faces a late fitness test after suffering a groin injury during Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with AIK Fotboll in Stockholm. Wigan are without club captain Gary Caldwell (hip), Ivan Ramis (knee) and Thomas Rogne (back).

Last meeting: On New Year’s Day, Javier Hernandez and van Persie scored twice each as United coasted past Wigan 4-0 at the DW Stadium to preserve a seven-point advantage at the top of the league, a perfect present for Sir Alex Ferguson the day after his 71st birthday.

Manager: Owen Coyle replaced Everton-bound Roberto Martinez in June and has the chance to win some silverware early in his new job. Of bigger importance to the 47-year-old Scot, however, will be getting the Latics out of the Championship, something he achieved with Burnley in 2009.

Star man: Tricky 22-year-old winger Callum McManaman's eye-catching performances in the second half of last season, including a man-of-the-match display in the FA Cup final win

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