Man Utd coach Joyce happy to be competing in Dallas Cup

Manchester United will compete in the Dallas Cup in April.

Manchester United will compete in the Dallas Cup in April.

Warren Joyce will take a side across the Atlantic in order to provide a fresh challenge for many of last season's FA Youth Cup winners, who have successfully made the step up to second-string football.

"We're going to the Dallas Cup in the US," Joyce told Inside United. "There are a lot of good teams going and we felt it would be valuable experience for this group of boys.

"They've been together a while and passed every test they've been hit with. They come good and rise to the challenge and this is another one.

"We'll take them away for a period of time and challenge them against various different styles of football and cultures. Even the travel will be gruelling but it gives them a taste of what the first-team lads have to do.

"It is hard to plan trips - even now I don't know which players I'm going to end up taking. But it's something that we will really look forward to."

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