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Milk Cup – Group D

Manchester United (England)
CSKA Moscow (Russia)
Gold Coast Academy (Australia)
County Armagh (Northern Ireland)
Otago (New Zealand)
Bohemians (Rep. Ireland)

03/05/2014 13:09, Report by Gary Doyle

United's Milk Cup draw

Manchester United's defence of the Dale Farm Milk Cup (U16s/Premier Division) will take place this summer in Northern Ireland and feature group-stage clashes against CSKA Moscow, Gold Coast Academy and County Armagh.

The young Reds have been drawn in Group D of the Premier division, with Otago and Bohemians also making up the six-team group.

United won the Premier Division last year and have featured in five of the last seven finals at U16s level. Other top teams from around the world taking part in this season's competition include Newcastle, Benfica, Club America and Espanyol.

One of the most prestigious youth tournaments in the world, the Milk Cup, founded in 1983, has featured dozens of players who have gone on to play professional football. At the 2002 World Cup finals alone, 30 Milk Cup graduates appeared at the tournament.

Fixtures for this season's competition will be finalised by Sunday 1 June.

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