United hope to beat the weather to stage a Manchester Senior Cup tie with Oldham Athletic at Altrincham's Moss Lane on Wednesday evening.
Warren Joyce's Under-21s finally got 2013 underway with a fabulous 3-1 win at Southampton over the weekend and a first home game of the year is scheduled to take place with temperatures rising after the snowfall on Tuesday.
Oldham may field a strong side after their clash with Yeovil Town was postponed while Joyce has plenty of players at his disposal. John Cofie led the line on the South Coast and is again an option in attack while Adnan Januzaj and Tom Lawrence both scored after coming off the bench.
Reece Brown could figure against a club where he has spent time on loan but Sean McGinty is unavailable due to his Republic of Ireland Under-21 commitments.