Fergie unfazed by Wembley clash

The United manager said he would resist getting “emotional” about

the match even though the last time the clubs met at Wembley was in

April when City triumphed in the FA Cup semi-final. Ferguson told a

news conference at United’s training ground: “I have always viewed

the Community Shield as a stepping stone to the first game of the

season. “It’s very easy to get emotional about this type of game

but I don’t think we will be changing our policy. “There may be two

or three players who need the game on Sunday.” Ferguson revealed

that Michael Carrick is likely to miss the Community Shield match

after picking up a slight Achilles problem in Edwin van der Sar’s

testimonial on Wednesday. Darren Fletcher, Antonio Valencia and

Rafael are all back in training however. Ferguson confirmed the

young Mexican striker Javier Hernandez will miss the start of the

league season as a precaution after he suffered from a concussion

last month. He added: “Chicharito won’t be involved for maybe

another two or three weeks – considering he had a concussion some

years ago we are just playing safe with that but he should be back

by the end of August.”