Derby County vs. Manchester United – Football Match Report – July 18, 2021

Derby County vs. Manchester United – Football Match Report – July 18, 2021

Tahith Chong opened the scoring for Manchester United at Derby. Ash Donelon/Manchester United through Getty Photographs

DERBY, England — Tahith Chong and Facundo Pellistri received the targets as Manchester United kicked-off their preseason schedule with a 2-1 win over Derby County at Satisfaction Park.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team scored both aspect of half-time earlier than Colin Kazim-Richards received one again for Wayne Rooney’s Championship aspect.

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Tom Heaton impressed on his first look since re-joining the membership this summer time whereas Jesse Lingard regarded sharp after getting back from his mortgage spell at West Ham United regardless of solely returning to coaching late final week.

With the vast majority of Solskjaer’s stars on vacation after Euro 2020, he picked a team with a combination of first-team regulars and children as he prepares for the beginning of the brand new Premier League season in a months’ time.

Heaton, who has returned to the membership on a free transfer from Aston Villa, began in aim behind a again 4 which included Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Brandon Williams and Axel Tuanzebe.

Juan Mata, captain for the day, and Mason Greenwood had been additionally named within the team alongside academy graduates Teden Mengi, Dylan Levitt, Anthony Elanga, James Garner and Chong.

It was Chong who gave United the lead within the 18th minute, robbing the ball from Max Fowl within the penalty space earlier than scoring on the second try after his first effort was saved by Derby goalkeeper Kelle Roos.

Chong is ready to spend subsequent season away from Outdated Trafford after agreeing a season-long mortgage take care of Championship aspect Birmingham however took his probability to impress after being given the chance to remain at United throughout preseason.

Solskjaer made 9 adjustments at half-time with solely centre-backs Tuanzebe and Mengi conserving their locations.

Lee Grant, Alex Telles, Nemanja Matic, Andreas Pereira and Lingard had been amongst those that got here off the bench and it wasn’t lengthy earlier than it was 2-0.

Shola Shoretire burst by means of the center to arrange Facundo Pellistri and the winger rounded Derby substitute keeper David Marshall to attain.

Pellistri, 19, spent the second half of final season on mortgage at Alaves in Spain after becoming a member of United from Penarol for €10 million final summer time.

Lingard, concerned within the construct as much as Pellistri’s aim, nearly created one other for Hannibal Mejbri earlier than rattling the crossbar with a fierce drive from the left-hand nook of the penalty space. Kazim-Richards received Derby’s comfort after beating Lee Grant from 20 yards.

United subsequent head for a week-long coaching camp within the UK earlier than travelling to London for the second preseason pleasant towards QPR on Saturday.

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