Scott McTominay and Tahith Chong celebrate against PSG.

Under-23s learn quarter-final opponents

Thursday 31 January 2019 12:00

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 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.


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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