Date: 15th June 2010 at 4:39pm
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Despite dipping out on a record fourth consecutive Premier League title and watching on as our closest rivals, Chelsea, went on to complete the Double, Manchester United will still contest the Community Shield.

The FA has decreed that United, and not the losing FA Cup Finalists, Portsmouth, will compete in the 2010/2011 season curtain raiser.

Participating gives us the chance to gain revenge for our loss last August. In the 2009 Community Shield, United took the lead through Nani but could do nothing about Chelsea scoring through Carvalho and Lampard with Rooney snatching an injury time equaliser.

In the resulting penalty shoot-out United had a bit of a disaster with only Carrick scoring as Chelsea romped home 4-1 with Lampard, Ballack, Drogba and Kalou all scoring.

The fixture though, if Sir Alex sticks to his guns, could see united take to the Wembley pitch without several key players. Sir Alex has promised those who participate in the latter stages of the World Cup a full twenty-eight days leave before resuming competitive action.

But, revenge is a dish best served up on Sunday August 8th is it not!

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