Manchester United kick-start their pre-season preparation with a 2-1 win over Derby

Manchester United kick off their pre-season preparation with a 2-1 win over Derby after Tahith Chong and Facundo Pellistri scored at Pride Park… with Colin Kazim-Richards hitting the target for Wayne Rooney’s hosts

Manchester United have opened their preparations for the new season with a 2-1 win over Derby in a sunny Pride Park.

A highly volatile United team early in their first sessions this summer took the lead via Tahith Chong, before Facundo Pellistri scored the second goal.

The hosts, meanwhile, sported several players vying for contracts and delivered a show that boss Wayne Rooney will give plenty to be optimistic about.

Colin Kazim-Richards drove into the far corner with a clever attempt to halve the deficit in the second half.

More to follow.

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