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Last Updated: Wednesday, 21 July, 2004, 11:43 GMT 12:43 UK
Community Shield on MOTD
MATCH OF THE DAY
Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger's sides will meet in the Community Shield
Man Utd v Arsenal
Sun 8 Aug, 1800 BST, BBC 1
Gary Lineker presents highlights from the Millennium Stadium as champions Arsenal take on FA Cup winners Manchester United in the Community Shield.

The traditional curtain raiser to the new football season is a replay of last year - when then-champions United beat the 2003 FA Cup winners on penalties.

Twelve months on and it is Arsenal who are champions, after an amazing unbeaten Premiership campaign.

United finished 15 points behind in third place, and will be keen to send a message to Arsenal that they will be pushed far harder for the title this time round.

The Gunners' only summer signings to date have been Dutchman Robin van Persie and young goalkeeper Manuel Almunia.

Sir Alex Ferguson, meanwhile, has added striker Alan Smith, defender Gabriel Heinze and midfielder Liam Miller to pep-up United's title challenge.



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