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NexLions Cup - United U19 fixtures

Sporting Lisbon - Friday 10:15am

Liverpool or Singapore* - Sunday 08:45am or 11:15am*

Both matches are live on MUTV. Times stated are UK.

(*Depending on Friday's results)

13/12/2012 11:04, Report by Adam Bostock

Reds in Singapore

Manchester United will take on Cristiano Ronaldo's first professional club on Friday as the NexLions Cup kicks off in Singapore.

The Under-19 tournament pits the Reds against Sporting Lisbon in the semi-finals, with the possibility of a final against arch-rivals Liverpool on Sunday. However, the Merseysiders must firstly overcome a host team, in the form of Singapore Youth.

James Wilson, who recently signed a professional contract with United, is one of 18 United youngsters who've travelled to Singapore with coach Paul McGuinness and academy manager Brian McClair. The full squad is as follows:

Pierluigi Gollini, Jonathan Sutherland; Declan Dalley, Donald Love, Callum Evans, Louis Rowley, Liam Grimshaw, Nicholas Ioannou; James Weir, Jack Rudge, Patrick McNair, Joe Rothwell, Jack Barmby, Ben Pearson, Mats Daehli; Sam Byrne, Kenji Gorré, James Wilson.

Both of the Reds' matches - the semi-final and either the final or third place play-off - will be shown live on MUTV as follows:

United U19 v Sporting Lisbon - Friday 14 December KO 10:15am GMT
United U19 v Liverpool or Singapore - Sunday 16 December KO 08:45am or 11:15am (depending on Friday's results)

To subscribe to MUTV, call 08708 48 68 88 or go to manutd.com/joinmutv.

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