Soccer

Ibra scores, United beats Leicester 2-1 in Community Shield

  • Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates after scoring a goal during the Community Shield soccer match between Leicester and Manchester United at Wembley stadium in London, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

    Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates after scoring a goal during the Community Shield soccer match between Leicester and Manchester United at Wembley stadium in London, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)  (The Associated Press)

  • Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, center, celebrates after scoring during the Community Shield soccer match between Leicester and Manchester United at Wembley stadium in London, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016 . (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, center, celebrates after scoring during the Community Shield soccer match between Leicester and Manchester United at Wembley stadium in London, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016 . (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)  (The Associated Press)

  • Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, right, with Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic during the Community Shield soccer match between Leicester and Manchester United at Wembley stadium in London, Saturday April 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, right, with Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic during the Community Shield soccer match between Leicester and Manchester United at Wembley stadium in London, Saturday April 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)  (The Associated Press)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored an 83rd-minute winner as Manchester United beat Leicester 2-1 Sunday to capture the Community Shield and earn Jose Mourinho his first trophy as the club's manager.

On the day United moved closer to signing Paul Pogba in potentially a world-record transfer, its most high-profile offseason signing so far made an immediate impact in the English season's traditional curtain-raiser at Wembley Stadium.

Having a quiet game by his high standards, Ibrahimovic met Antonio Valencia's right-wing cross by leaping high and directing his header in off the post.

Eleven weeks after scoring an extra-time winner for United in the FA Cup final at Wembley, Jesse Lingard returned to the stadium to put his team ahead in the 32nd minute with a solo goal.

Jamie Vardy equalized for the Premier League champions in the 52nd.