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.