Manchester United are looking to boost qualification hopes in the UEFA Youth League with a positive result against CSKA Moscow on Wednesday.
The tough away game, which kicks off at 14:00 local time (12:00 BST), pits the top two sides in Group B against each other with the Reds' Under-19s currently at the summit by goal difference after last month's 1-1 draw with Wolfsburg.
Influential defender Ro-Shaun Williams is unavailable due to his participation in the Under-17 World Cup with England while skipper Marcus Rashford is out with the injury suffered against Sunderland at Academy level.
It will mean a shortage of attacking options for the Reds so Zachary Dearnley, Callum Gribbin or Kayne Diedrick-Roberts could be asked to spearhead the side.
Under-19s coach Nicky Butt told MUTV: "It's a good test for us. Obviously, it's about travelling to a different part of the world and how to cope away from home, being outside your comfort zone.
"It's a difficult environment, I would imagine it will be cold out there. We'll do a bit of training beforehand to get some patterns of play going. It's been a good start but, for me, it's more about how we play as a team and individuals - not points and the league.
"It's great to be at the top but, more importantly, we've got to play better than we did against Wolfsburg."
Highlights of the game will be shown this Thursday on MUTV at 19:30 BST.
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May 10, 2018 18:27:15 GMT
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May 19, 2018 11:57:48 GMT
No.7: Can this thread be unlocked or is it too early? not that i want Jose out now but i think were coming close to that time and want to hear peoples opinions on the subject.
Sept 20, 2018 10:15:25 GMT
cjjagzmoni: Pogba is a good lad minus the showboating..I think at Juventus he had Older players like Pirlo,Chiellini,Marchisio,Bonucci who shout and screams at him so he was more serious at Juve ,We dont have those type of leaders at United to caution him.
Nov 1, 2018 3:36:38 GMT
geo: Cardiff City - Huddersfield Town - Bournemouth - Newcastle United = 12 points. Back in the hunt. Come on.
Dec 19, 2018 17:55:18 GMT
geo: Job done as above - next step, stay unbeaten until we get to the PSG game.
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simes: Kazakhstan....well blow me down...been there many a time, not so bad a journey. FC Astana are not a bad outfit, gave Celtic a good run, and the National side beat Scotland. What do you reckon a walk over? BTW its easy to get to, I always use Air Astana.
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