🔴 Manchester United pre-season 2021: Fixtures, Schedule, Results, Live Updates and More

Manchester United will play four pre-season games in July and August as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer prepares his squad for a crunch 2021/22 campaign in which the club will hope to start seriously challenging for the Premier League again for the first time in eight years.

Manchester United first pre-season preparations will be against Wayne Rooney’s Derby County at pride park on 18th July and will end their pre season plans with with a final Old Trafford friendly scheduled against Everton on Saturday 7 August.

In this thread, we shall be covering all Manchester United Pre season matches over the course of the summer.

Manchester United pre-season 2021 fixtures

Sunday, July 18th
Derby County vs Manchester United

Saturday, July 24th
QPR vs Manchester United

Wednesday, July 28th
Manchester United vs Brentford

Saturday July 31st
Preston vs Manchester United

Saturday, August 7th
Manchester United vs Everton

Join in the discussion and share your views on the various matches and anything in between

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:sunrise: Working towards Sunday’s pre-season opener :muscle:

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Manchester United striker of Nigerian descent Shola Shoretire is in contention to suit up for Manchester United when they tackle Derby County in their first pre-season game at Pride Park n Sunday.

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MATCH DAY!

Derby County vs Manchester United

Manchester United play their first pre-season match of the summer! Let’s GO!

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Preview

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Manchester United will be looking to get pre-season off to a perfect start as they line up for their first game back against Wayne Rooney‘s Derby County. Looking to put last season’s Europa League Final defeat behind them, those who have not featured in this summer’s Euro 2020 and Copa America will be vying for a first start of the season under Ole Gunnar Solskjær.

The clash against the Rams will be viewed as a fresh start for players such as Alex Telles and Donny van de Beek, who had much limited game time last season. It will also give a good indication for coaches, players and fans alike to assess the squad’s match sharpness, and will give Ole and co a good basis to launch the new season from.

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Team News

Not all players will be available for the match. Beyond those who cannot make it due to their national team commitments, other players such as Donny van de Beek and Anthony Martial may not be able to feature due to recovering from injury. Dean Henderson could be in line for his first start of the season after returning to full training on Tuesday, as he was previously ruled out of England’s Euro 2020 campaign due to a hip injury.

The matchup against Derby will also give the fans a chance to see old & new United boy Tom Heaton in action, as he re-signed for the club in the summer on a free transfer to provide back up and competition to the likes of Dean Henderson and David de Gea.

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Manchester United vs Derby County Head to Head

Man United lead the overall head-to-head record between the two sides, having recorded 47 wins to Derby’s 32, while there have also been 29 draws throughout history.

The two sides actually locked horns last year in the FA Cup, with Luke Shaw and Odion Ighalo on the scoresheet in a 3-0 victory for the Red Devils against a Derby side that included Rooney.

The pair have not met in the league since March 2008, though, with Man United running out 1-0 winners at Pride Park courtesy of a late winner from Cristiano Ronaldo

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Here’s how Manchester line up for their first pre season game:

Heaton, Wan-Bissaka, Williams, Tuanzebe, Mengi, Garner, Levitt, Mata, Chong, Greenwood, Elanga.

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Tahith Chong makes it 1-0 to United. Bundled his way through, then bundled his way past the 'keeper to tap in.

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Just two Manchester United Legends catching up before the game :handshake:

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:soccer: A first pre-season goal for Manchester United , courtesy of Tahith Chong!

What a finish!

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Half-Time

A good workout so far and Manchester United are ahead at the break thanks to Tahith Chong :+1:

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The boss makes nine changes at the break to ensure everyone gets a good run-out :muscle:

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Goal for Pellistri! Shola Shoretire sent him through, and he juked the goalkeeper before laying it into the net.

Wayne Rooney’s Derby County 0-2 Man Utd

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70’ | GOAL. Kazim Richards with a belter of a goal.

He pulls one back for the host :fire:

Derby 1-2 Man Utd

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Chong and Pellistri score in a 2-1 United win

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Derby County 1-2 Man United - FT thoughts:

  • Pellistri lighting up the match, looks special

  • Youngsters showing Ole more than first teamers

  • Good run out, controlled for the most part

  • Lingard’s loan has done him good

  • Andreas Pereira at crisis point in his career?

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:soccer::red_circle:| Solskjaer on Pellistri’s goal: “Very good goal. Very good at dribbling and composed, thought he was bright.” [MUTV]

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:rotating_light: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed via MUTV that Jadon Sancho deal will be announced soon — some final paperworks remain to be sorted before it can be officially confirmed .

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I know it’s just pre-season, but mentally Lingard looks a completely different player. the talent was always there, but with the ups and downs he’s had in his personal life you had to wonder if he still had a career at Manchester United. he’d be so good off the bench when they need some magic.

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