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10/06/2013 12:20, Report by Nick Coppack

Comm. Shield details

Manchester United's Community Shield fixture against Wigan Athletic at Wembley Stadium will kick-off at 14:00 BST on Sunday 11 August.

The Football Association confirmed the date and kick-off time today (Monday 10 June) for the season's traditional curtain-raiser between England's league champions and FA Cup winners.

The Community Shield will be David Moyes' first competitive game in charge of the Reds and United fans have received a ticket allocation of 35,000. Ticket prices are frozen at last season’s prices and are available at £45, £35, £25 and £20. Fans can apply now.

FA general secretary Alex Horne said: "You have to go all the way back to 1985 for the last time that Manchester United played in this fixture without Sir Alex Ferguson on the touchline so the eyes of the world will be on the Community Shield and Wembley when David Moyes leads them out in August.

“Wigan Athletic provided a fairytale ending to this season’s FA Cup Final, which was fitting in our 150th anniversary year, and it will be great to welcome them back to Wembley as they take on the double challenge of Europa League football and the Championship.

“The 2pm kick-off time has been agreed by all the relevant authorities and means that both sets of supporters can travel back to the north-west.”

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