Manchester United will play Maccabi Haifa in Cyprus on Tuesday without many of their big name-players.

United flew to Cyprus without David Beckham, Laurent Blanc and Fabien Barthez. In addition, Ruud Van Nistelrooy, who has a hamstring problem, Ryan Giggs (knee) and Nicky Butt (about to undergo ankle surgery), were missing from the 19-strong party.

Youngsters such as Mads Timm, Mark Lynch, Daniel Nardiello and Ben Williams are expected to be given a chance.

Spaniard Ricardo is expcted to replace Barthez in goal.