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Manchester United begin pre-season with Derby win as Newcastle falter at York
July 18, 2021
Manchester United kicked off their pre-season marketing campaign by beating Derby County 2-1 at Pleasure Park on Sunday.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fielded a workforce combined stuffed with youth-team gamers and first-team stars – though none who had been concerned at Euro 2020 – with the guests main on the break due to Tahith Chong’s well-taken strike after simply 18 minutes.
United, who made a raft of modifications on the break, doubled their lead when spectacular substitute Facundo Pellistri rounded Derby goalkeeper Kelle Roos to attain simply earlier than the hour-mark.
Nonetheless, the house workforce, nonetheless working below a switch ban, gave supervisor Wayne Rooney hope of getting a end result in opposition to his former workforce when Colin Kazim-Richards thrashed a robust 35-yard drive into the underside nook of the online with 20 minutes to go.
The guests noticed out the rest of the sport, although, and now tackle QPR at Loftus Highway subsequent Saturday.
Solskjaer: Lingard a part of Man Utd’s plans
Jesse Lingard is a part of United’s plans going into the brand new season, says Solskjaer.
Lingard, who has been at United since 2011, got here on as a second-half substitute at Pleasure Park after returning to Solskjaer’s set-up following a profitable mortgage spell at West Ham final season.
West Ham are nonetheless eager on signing him and are ready on a choice as as to if he has a future at Previous Trafford, which Solskjaer now appeared to recommend he does.
After the sport, he stated: “He was one of many positives. He is a Manchester United participant and he needs to struggle for his place.
“He is come again vivid, assured and with numerous vitality. I feel everybody noticed what he did on the finish of final season with West Ham.
“He is nonetheless in my plans. I anticipate him at Man Utd initially of the season.”
Newcastle crushed at York
Newcastle made a poor begin to their pre-season preparations as they had been crushed 1-0 by Nationwide League North facet York Metropolis.
Callum Wilson and Jamaal Lascelles had been among the many common first-team gamers to start out the encounter on the York Neighborhood Stadium, however Joelinton was compelled off with an harm early on.
It was not till the ultimate three minutes that the hosts broke the impasse by means of Michael Duckworth’s header from shut vary.
Steve Bruce stated afterwards: “It is all about health, and we made a number of modifications. They’ve had a particularly powerful week and numerous them confirmed a little bit of fatigue nevertheless it’s all about preparing for a month’s time.”
Newcastle start the brand new Premier League season at dwelling to West Ham earlier than visiting Aston Villa.