Manchester United all-time goalscorer Wayne Rooney has admitted that he can't wait to lead a team against his former employers.
Rooney has been in charge of Derby since last season and despite their financial struggles, he managed to keep them away from relegation with the Englishman set to continue with the club in the coming season.
The former England captain helped Derby avoid relegation from the Championship last term and is eventually hoping to get them promoted to the Premier League.
Derby will be up against United in a pre-season friendly on July 18th and Rooney admitted that he can't wait for the day.
"I'm really pleased with our pre-season plans ahead of the new season. The game against United, a club I have a long and proud affiliation and history with, at Pride Park Stadium is a mouthwatering prospect and an excellent opportunity for us to test ourselves against one of the best teams in both England and Europe.
"In addition, we have some other challenging friendly matches and they will provide a variety of important tests for us in the lead-up to the season getting started," Rooney is quoted by MEN.
United and Derby will be hoping that they have proper preseason preps ahead of the new season where both Rooney and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have different aims.