THE ACADEMY

18/01/2013 16:10, Report by Adam Marshall

Reds enter Blue Stars Cup

United will be entering a team in this year's Blue Stars FIFA Youth Cup, with 2013 marking the 75th anniversary of the prestigious tournament.

Paul McGuinness' side will be competing on 8 May and 9 May in Zurich with the Swiss trip certain to provide more invaluable experience for the Reds' teenagers.

The competition is for players born in 1993 or later although only a maximum of five in the squad can be born after 1995. FC Zurich beat Grasshopper Club in all-Swiss final in 2012 while United have lifted the trophy 18 times, the last triumph coming in 2005.

Meanwhile, the Academy side's second scheduled fixture in the Barclays Under-18 Premier League Elite Group on Saturday has been called off.

The Reds were due to entertain Everton's youngsters at Carrington but the freezing temperatures have led to an early postponement.

More: Bolton U18 2 United U18 3 | 2012/2013 fixtures

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