MANCHESTER UNITED begin their pre-season campaign with a clash against Wayne Rooney's Derby at Pride Park TODAY.
With most of their Euro 2020 stars resting after a gruelling tournament, this is a chance for fringe players to impress Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
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Rooney's Derby stayed in the Championship on the last day of the season but are in turmoil off the field, with the club currently under a transfer embargo.
When is Derby vs Man Utd?
- This pre-season friendly will be held on Sunday, July 18 – TODAY.
- Kick-off is at 1pm BST.
- To follow all the action, head to this page where we will be running a dedicated live blog from the East Midlands.
Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on?
You can watch all of the action live on MUTV.
Available on both Sky and Virgin, MUTV costs £7.99/month or you can currently grab an annual pass for £29.99.
Coverage of the match will begin just before kick-off at 12.45pm.
Derby fans can purchase a Rams TV pass to live stream the game for £10.
Stay up to date with all the action from the pre-season friendly here…
- George Moore
MAN UTD TEAM NEWS:
The Man United starting XI has been announced and it's an interesting one to say the least…
XI: Heaton, Wan-Bissaka, Tuanzebe, Mengi, Williams, Levitt, Garner, Mata, Elanga, Chong, Greenwood.
SUBS: Bishop, Grant, Telles, Bernard, Fish, Andreas, Galbraith, Hannibal, Lingard, Pellistri, Hugill, Shoretire.
- George Moore
GOOD AFTERNOON FROM PRIDE PARK
Welcome to our coverage of this exciting pre-season fixture, where Wayne Rooney's Derby County take on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United.
It's a glorious afternoon for football and as the first opportunity of the season for both sets of players to impress their respective managers, we can hopefully expect to see a good intensity to the game.
Wayne Rooney's side play host to his old club for the first time in his managerial tenure at Pride Park and he'll be keen to get one up on his old teammate in the opposite dugout.
Manchester United's all-time record goalscorer is set for a difficult summer in charge of the Rams, with his side facing transfer ban which will make it even harder to compete in as tough as the Championship.
Having avoided relegation by the skin of their teeth in the final game of last season, Rooney will be keen for his side to get off to a good start and steer well clear of the relegation zone, but will be up against it.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be without most of his key players, who are still on holiday and recovering from their pivotal roles in both the Euros and the Copa America.
More established figures such as Jesse Lingard, Alex Telles, Nemanja Matic, Donny van de Beek and Juan Mata will be hoping to stake their claim for a place in the team.
Man United's opening game of the upcoming Premier League season is against their old foes Leeds United at Old Trafford on Saturday 14th August.
Meanwhile Derby take on Huddersfield at Pride Park a week earlier on Saturday 7th August in the first game of their campaign.
Stay tuned for what should be a belter! We'll bring you team news imminently.
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