The game kicks off at 13:00 BST on Sunday 18 July and fans can watch it live, exclusively on MUTV. To view the games on MUTV, subscribe today and enjoy 12 months for the price of six! To claim this exclusive offer, go to mutv.manutd.com. Manchester United’s pre-season campaign kicks off on Sunday, with a visit to Pride Park to take on Championship side Derby County.
The Rams are, of course, managed by our all-time leading goalscorer Wayne Rooney and the 35-year-old will be reunited with his old club and some of his former team-mates for the first time since retiring from the game late last year.
Derby narrowly retained their place in the second tier last season on the final day, but will provide good opposition as the Reds get back to action, 53 days on from defeat to Villarreal in the Europa League final.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the game…
HOW CAN I FOLLOW THE MATCH?
The friendly against manager Wayne Rooney’s former club, and last season’s Premier League and UEFA Europa League runners-up, will take place at Pride Park Stadium on Sunday 18th July (1pm kick-off).
The club has received approval to welcome 8,000 supporters, which is 25% of Pride Park Stadium in a socially distanced capacity, for the game.
Officials from both clubs took time to consider the practicalities of delaying the match to take advantage of potential changes to the COVID-19 health and safety protocol, as announced by the UK Government last week, including the possibility of a 100% non-socially distanced stadium capacity. However, due to a combination of timing, logistics and contractual commitments, the clubs have agreed to now proceed with the original date and kick-off time.