FA confirm date and kick-off time for 2024 Manchester derby Community Shield

Another derby day is on the horizon.

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 26th June 2024

The FA has finally confirmed the date and scheduled kick-off time for the 2024 Community Shield between Manchester United and Manchester City.

It was only last month that we saw the second-ever Manchester derby FA Cup final in history play out and now we’ll see the two teams return to the capital in just over a month and a half for another clash.

Revealing the Community Shield details on Wednesday, this year’s game will take place at 3pm on Saturday, 10 August.

Best getting booking them train tickets, Manc.

This year’s Community Shield kick-off time will be identical to the last two FA Cups. (Credit: Ratchet8865 via Wikimedia Commons)

With Man City having won a record fourth Premier League in a row and Man United getting one over on the Blues against the odds in last season’s FA Cup final, the neighbours will take each other on for just the third time in the history of the Community Shield – United having prevailed in both of the previous.


The Red Devils have won the title a total of 17 times, while the Cityzens have lifted the pre-season trophy just six times.

Given the nature of the rivalry, the kick-off time comes as little surprise, with 3pm having been chosen for the start of the last two Manchester derbies at Wembley to aid with travel and crowd control.


Nevertheless, an increased police presence will once again be expected in London.

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While featuring in the Community Shield has been a regular occurrence for City over the past few years, they have only won two under Pep Guardiola. Meanwhile, this will be Erik ten Hag’s first experience of the fixture and United haven’t taken part in it since they last won the FA Cup in the 2016/17 season.

The match will be televised live on ITV 1, ITVX, STV and STV Player, with comprehensive radio coverage from BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio Manchester, BBC World Service, TalkSPORT and TalkSPORT International.


Although the allocations and further ticket information remain unclear, the FA said they will announce all of the important details “at the earliest opportunity”. 

Who’s winning this one then do we reckon?

Featured Images — The Football Association (FA)/Ratchet8865 (via Wikimedia Commons)