class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>With Rooney's men at a low ebb, Al Hain-Cole expects the Red Devils to ease to victory in their first pre-season friendly at Pride Park on Sunday
Manchester United will be aiming to get their pre-season preparations off to a winning start when they travel to Pride Park to take on Derby County on Sunday.
After finishing second in the Premier League and ending up on the losing side in the Europa League final last season, the Red Devils will be hoping that the upcoming campaign will see them make the step up and claim some silverware.
Derby County vs Manchester United latest odds
Having run out 3-0 winners at this ground in the FA Cup in March 2020, Man Utd are 4/11 (1.36) favourites with bet365 to come out on top once again.
Wayne Rooney’s Derby narrowly escaped relegation from the Championship last season but are on offer at 11/2 (6.50) to earn a much-needed morale boost by pulling off a shock victory against his former club.
Just one of the last nine meetings between this pair has resulted in a draw, but there are odds 10/3 (4.33) available on them cancelling each other out in this one.
Derby County vs Manchester United team news
Free agents Ryan Allsopp, Phil Jagielka, Richard Stearman, Ravel Morrison, Sone Aluko and Sam Baldock are all set to feature for the hosts as they seek to earn contracts at the club, while Curtis Davies should also play despite his contract expiring at the end of last season.
Tom Heaton is in line for his debut after arriving for a second spell at the club, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Axel Tuanzebe, Alex Telles, Brandon Williams and Mason Greenwood the biggest names among a youthful squad.
TV channel, live stream & how to watch
The game is being shown live on MUTV in the United Kingdom (UK). And manutd.com will be streaming the game live online.
Derby County vs Manchester United preview
Although they narrowly escaped relegation thanks to a late Martyn Waghorn penalty against Sheffield Wednesday on the final day of last season, the Rams will not begin the upcoming campaign in particularly buoyant spirits.
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Having seen a prospective takeover bid fail and with a transfer ban hanging over them, it is hard to see them turning a corner from the form that saw them take just a single point from the last available 21 in the league.
Derby County vs Manchester United predictions
Even without most of their key players, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team looks well worth backing at 20/21 (1.95) to win by at least two clear goals at Derby on Sunday.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.