Manchester United Reserves face a tough test against League One side Barnsley in a pre-season friendly on Tuesday night.
The Tykes were relegated from the Championship last term but they are likely to present exactly the sort of challenge that coach Warren Joyce wants for his young charges.
After a 1-0 defeat to Bray Wanderers and a goalless stalemate at Southport, the Reds cut loose at Altrincham to rack up a 5-0 success. Davide Petrucci scored twice, including a ferocious long-range drive.
Joyce has rotated his squad and made a number of substitutions as fitness is the key for those hoping to make an impact, but Angelo Henriquez sustained an injury last time out and could be a doubt. James Wilson got off the mark for the campaign at the J. Davidson Stadium and will hope to start again to promote his claims.
One player who has left the squad is Bebe after he sealed a return to Portugal with Benfica last week.