Manchester United's Barclays Under-21 Premier League encounter with Stoke City has been brought forward to 1pm GMT on Friday.
The clash is no longer live on MUTV and will be played behind closed doors at the Aon Training Complex rather than at Altrincham's Moss Lane.
Warren Joyce's side require three points to begin a push up the table after consecutive draws with Everton and Fulham, even though both were decent results in the context of the games.
Sam Johnstone returned from a finger injury to feature against the Cottagers after Ben Amos had starred in the Goodison Park stalemate. There is a vacancy at left-back after Tyler Blackett joined Blackpool on loan while Darren Fletcher could continue his comeback after getting 67 minutes under his belt last time out.