With a majority of young people, Manchester United, without internationals, played their first preseason game this Sunday, in which they beat Derby County, led by Wayne Rooney, an emblematic former player of the Old Trafford team (1-2). Those who did play at the start were Juan Mata in the middle, Aaron Wan-Bissaka on the right side and Mason Greenwood in the lead. Under sticks, Tom Heaton, who prevented a Derby goal with a great intervention.
Netherlands winger Tahith Chong, 21, who will play on loan at Birmingham this coming season, advanced to United at 17 ‘, after taking advantage of a defensive error by Derby County. One of the big news was Jesse Lingard, on loan to West Ham last season who entered the second half for Chong. Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer, United manager, said Lingard’s performance was “brilliant, he fights for his place.”
Meanwhile, the Uruguayan winger Facundo Pellistri, 19, who played on loan at Alavés, achieved the second of the “red devils” in the 59th minute, which was worth the victory, a great goal, with a dribble to outwit the goalkeeper.
Colin Kazim-Richards closed the gap for the Rooney Derby in the 70th minute. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team’s second preseason match will take place next Saturday against Queens Park Rangers.