DER vs MUN Dream11: Manchester United will be back in action as they take on Derby County for a pre-season friendly. Manchester United had a season of mixed emotions the last time around as they finished second in the Premier League, but failed to procure silverware. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, will be looking to warm some of his young guns up for the big season ahead, and could opt for a different stylistic approach starting today.
As for Derby County, they had an underwhelming season in the Championship and finished at the 21st spot with 44 points. Derby will be keen on climbing higher up the points table, and will be looking to get a big win against Manchester United to enhance their confidence levels heading forward.
Date: July 18
Kick-Off: 5:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Pride Park Stdium
Derby County: DLLL
Manchester United: LWLW
Head to Head
From the last six meetings between the two sides, it’s Manchester United that has the edge with four wins in contrast to Derby’s one win. One game has ended on level terms.
Derby County News
Injury Report and Unavailability: Krystian Bielik is ruled out due to an injury.
Expected Changes and Strategy: R Allsop should be starting in at goal, while, N Bryne, P Jadielka, R Stearman and G Shinnie could line up in defence. M Bird, L Sibley, J Knight and T Lawrence are expected to feature in midfield. C Kazim, Richards and S Aluko are in contention to lead the attack.
Ryan Allsop, Nathan Byrne, Phil Jagielka, Richard Stearman, Graeme Shinnie, Max Bird, Louie Sibley, Jason Knight, Tom Lawrence, Colin Kazim-Richards, Sone Aluko
Manchester United News
Injury Report and Unavailability: David de Gea, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Diogo Dalot, Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford, Edinson Cavani, Fred, Amad Diallo and Eric Bailly are all unavailable.
Expected Changes and Strategy: Tom Heaton should be starting in at goal, while, A Wan Bissaka, A Tuanzebe, W Fish and A Telles could line up in defence. J Garner, N Matic, A Pereira and J Mata are expected to start in midfield. M Greenwood and A Elanga are in contention to lead the attack up top.
Tom Heaton, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Axel Tuanzebe, Will Fish, Alex Telles, James Garner, Nemanja Matic, Andreas Pereira, Juan Mata, Mason Greenwood, Anthony Elanga
Colin Kazim Richards can play a pivotal role in the forward line for Derby County. Colin bagged eight goals and two assists from 38 appearances last season.
Mason Greenwood will be the danger man from Manchester United’s camp. Greenwood scored 12 goals last season for the Red Devils.
Jesse Lingard was one of the standouts on loan in West Ham, as he bagged nine goals and four assists from 16 appearances in the league.
GK: T Heaton
DEF: P Jagielka, A Tuanzebe, L Buchanan
MID: J Lingard, L Sibley, J Knight, A Elanga
FOR: M Greenwood, C Kazim Richards
With most of the senior players missing out due to a break or international duty for Manchester United, we can expect the game to be a cagey, yet open ended affair. However, the DER vs MUN Today Match Prediction odds are in favor of United to nick the win over Derby County.