Man Utd fans fume at Derby streaming problems as statement released

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Furious Manchester United fans have hit back at MUTV whose stream ran into issues during the Red Devils’ pre-season match with Derby County. 

Fans of both sides experienced technical difficulties when attempting to stream the encounter, with many paying subscribers and one-off purcharsers among them. 

Derby County released the following statement: “We are aware that some supporters may currently be experiencing issues with the stream of today’s game.

“Our Streaming partners are aware of the issue & are working to resolve their platform wide problem. If your stream is working as normal, you don’t need to do anything.”

A second statement was issued after half-time which read: “We understand this issue has now been resolved by our streaming partner. We thank you for your patience.”

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The match-up with ex-United legend Wayne Rooney in the Derby dugout was the Red Devils’ first run-out this pre-season. 

Fans were allowed back into Pride Park for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Tahith Chong opened the scoring for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side in the first-half, although many viewers were left unable to see it. 

Distraught Reds fans took to Twitter, with one saying: “You lot at #MUTV need to get a grip. What’s the point of paying to watch a game when you can’t watch the game?”

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Derby fans had to shell out £10 to watch the match via Rams TV. 

Meanwhile, an annual pass for MUTV sets fans back £29.99, leaving many upset as to why they couldn’t catch the first glimpse of their side in action this pre-season. 

There is plenty of anticipation surround Solskjaer’s side this campaign, with high-profile signings like Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane on the horizon. 

Neither deal has been finalised in time, however, so United have given a number of youngsters the chance to impress in the July sunshine. 

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Despite very little riding on the match-up in a competitive sense, it does see Rooney take charge of his Rams side to face the club where he spent so many years. 

The 35-year-old spent 13 years at United, racking up 253 goals which makes him the club’s all-time leading scorer. 

He will be looking for a dramatic improvement this season, after his side narrowly avoided relagation last time out by a single point. 

Rooney will not be best pleased if his side are thumped by the Red Devils on their first run-out, although he will not be the only unhappy camper given the streaming issues which marred the first-half of the match. 

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