United's Under-23s at their training camp in Obertraun.

Tests await Under-23s in PL International Cup

Manchester United's Under-23s have been drawn in Group F of the 2018/19 Premier League International Cup.

Ricky Sbragia's side will compete with Derby County, PSV Eindhoven and Paris Saint-Germain in a bid to reach the knockout stages, with the three ties scheduled to be completed by 21 December. The squad has returned from a training camp in Austria as preparations continue for the new season.

In last year's competition, United won the group before going out to Villarreal in the quarter-finals. James Wilson was overall joint-top scorer with five goals as Swansea City, Athletic Club and Celtic were all defeated.


United taking on SV Ried in a pre-season friendly in Austria.
United took on SV Ried in a pre-season friendly in Austria.

Porto retained the trophy in 2017/18, after beating Arsenal in the final, following victory over Sunderland in the previous campaign. The Portuguese outfit are in Group A, alongside Southampton, West Ham United and Dinamo Zagreb.

There are six groups of four teams with the pool winners and two best runners-up progressing to the quarter-finals. Over-aged players are permitted in the Under-23 tournament, a goalkeeper and three outfield players.

2018/19 International Cup groups:

Group A - Southampton, West Ham United, Porto, Dinamo Zagreb.

Group B - Leicester City, Reading, Sparta Prague, Feyenoord.

Group C - Norwich City, Tottenham Hotspur, Athletic Club Bilbao, Wolfsburg.

Group D - Brighton & Hove Albion, Everton, Bayern Munich, Benfica.

Group E - Liverpool, Swansea City, Hertha Berlin, Villarreal.

Group F - Derby County, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, PSV Eindhoven.

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