MANCHESTER UNITED will reunite with club legend Wayne Rooney to play his Derby side in a pre-season friendly.
The Premier League giants have released their warm-up fixtures before the season kicks off against Leeds on August 14.
Certain players will return to training in the week leading up to taking on Roo’s Derby County on July 18 at Pride Park.
Players competing in the latter stages of the Euros are likely to be given extra time off to recharge the batteries.
Rooney left United in 2017 as the club’s record scorer with 253 goals.
After a game against the Rams, the Red Devils will participate in a week-long UK training camp before taking on Queens Park Rangers on July 24.
United will then face Premier League newcomers Brentford before playing Everton with both fixtures to take place at Old Trafford.
Fans will be welcomed back into the stadium with tickets priced at £30 for adults.
The club would usually jet out across the globe ahead of the new season with visits to Australia, Asia and the United States in the last three years.
They were supposed to tour India last year before Covid-19 restrictions scuppered their plans.
The Manchester Evening News write how United were considering playing a handful of games in Europe depending on the restrictions of the pandemic.
There were also initial plans to face Liverpool both home and away but it appears they have been shelved.
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