The travelling party which left Manchester Airport for Wolfsburg on Monday morning contained a handful of faces unfamiliar to most United fans - Reserves and Academy devotees apart.
So, who are the not-so-famous five who could feature against the Bundesliga champions? Time to get to know the newcomers...
Name: Magnus Eikrem
Main attributes: Dead ball specialist, terrific eye for a killer pass
First team experience: Magnus has been on the first team bench this term, against Wolves in the Carling Cup, but is yet to make it onto the field.
His season so far: The Norwegian's first team call-up was the reward for an excellent campaign in the Reserves so far. Shifted from right-wing to the centre of midfield, Magnus’ playmaking skills have been given the perfect platform, despite his slight frame. And, whether providing or going for goal himself, his set plays are deadly accurate.
Name: Oliver Gill
Main attributes: Excellent, calm reader of the game and, crucially, free of injury!