United have sent a youthful squad to Belo Horizonte in Brazil for the exciting opportunity to play in the Future Champions tournament.
The Under-17 championship allows the young Reds to pit their wits against the cream of world youth football, with Paul McGuinness' side drawn in Group C alongside Brazilians Corinthians and Chilean outfit Colo Colo.
United's opening fixture will be played on Monday 12 December against Corinthians, with the Colo Colo game to follow on Tuesday. A third encounter, against another Brazilian team, Flamengo, will kick off on Wednesday and help determine which fixture United will play in the knockout stages of the competition.
Juventus are the only other European representatives and the trip will provide invaluable experience for the travelling squad.