Scott McTominay and Tahith Chong celebrate against PSG.

Under-23s learn quarter-final opponents

Manchester United have been handed a quarter-final clash with Reading in the Premier League International Cup.

Ricky Sbragia’s side topped Group F on goal difference, ahead of Derby County, after a superb 3-0 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the final match last Friday. Scott McTominay grabbed an early opener before a brace from Tahith Chong.

Joshua Bohui fights for the ball against Reading.
Joshua Bohui scraps for possession in the win at Reading in December.

It ensured the Reds reached the last eight and will meet a Royals outfit that headed Group B, in front of Leicester City, Feyenoord and Sparta Prague. The two teams drew 1-1 at Old Trafford in Premier League 2, before United won 1-0 at the Madejski Stadium in December, thanks to an Angel Gomes penalty.

Porto have lifted the trophy twice, and been beaten finalists, in a competition that only started in 2014/15. However, the Portuguese side finished bottom of Group A this time around. Another of the previous winners, Villarreal, remain in the reckoning.

QUARTER-FINAL DRAW

Leicester City v Bayern Munich
Southampton v Villarreal
Manchester United v Reading
Tottenham Hotspur v Dinamo Zagreb

Quarter-final fixtures must be played by Monday 4 March. These will be one-off fixtures with extra-time and penalties if not decided over 90 minutes.

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