Manchester City, who won the 2020-21 season of the English Premier League, are missing many of their players during pre-season. This dearth of first-team players has left Pep Guardiola with few options for the Community Shield. So, the question arises – how will the best football team of Premier League play Community Shield?
On Tuesday, City began their pre-season preparations with a 2-0 win over Preston North End.
Next up, they will host Barnsley at their Academy Stadium on Saturday in their final warm-up.
Finally, they will commence their season by playing the Community Shield against Leicester City at Wembley Stadium on August 7.
However, manager Pep Guardiola has admitted that Manchester City will have to field an inexperienced team in the Community Shield.
This is because much of the head coach’s senior squad is resting after playing Euro 2020 which succeeded last season.
Indeed, in a best football player update, Euro 2020 national teams recruited the most number of players from Manchester City.
City, along with Chelsea, had the most players of all European clubs in the Euros roster – with 15 players each.
How Will the Best Football Team of Premier League Play Community Shield?
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola to the official website for the club’s football live today after their win over Preston.
And Guardiola said: “We have to adapt with just three or four players from the first team, every week is coming players, hopefully, they come back and they can train.
“I know we don’t have time because in 10, 11, 12 days we have the Community Shield with just three players but we’re going to play with the players [from the] the second team and we’re going to try.
“Every season is so tough so the mending is important, we need rest, mentally.
“The managers and the backroom staff we have time but the players were in the European cup, they didn’t have time, that’s why they have to rest three or four weeks.”