Milk Cup 2015: United poised for return to Milk Cup
Manchester United could make a swift return to the Milk Cup despite their surprise absence from the 2015 event.
Tournament chairman Victor Leonard has revealed talks are ongoing over the possible tweaking of age groups to accommodate the English club giants.
United representatives will attend next month's tournament, which begins on 26 July, with a meeting planned with senior club officials in September.
Leonard said: "there are issues but I'm very confident they can be ironed out".
The Old Trafford club stunned tournament organisers last month by withdrawing from this year's competition.
Leonard insisted there had been "no major disagreement" with the club,
"There is no issue with the quality of the tournament, but there are issues with the club regarding the knock-on effects of the age groups we get in at 18.
"Where those boys are being pushed into the Under-21s or senior section when the club this year will be touring America and other parts of the world, and players are being called into those panels.
"The club have asked me to say very little about what the future holds because they are going to talk to us about the possibility of where we go after this.
"Everything is on the table."
Northern Ireland record goalscorer David Healy, who made the Milk Cup draw at the Odyssey in Belfast on Wednesday, said he could not understand why United had chosen not to send a team to the tournament this year.
"The reasons behind it, I don't know, but I'm sure with the local interest, they would have loved to have seen a Man United team here.
"The public will be disappointed, and I know the organisers are disappointed, but the tournament is a big enough tournament now. It's gone global.
"There are a lot of other teams now."
2014 beaten finalists County Antrim will have a derby game against County Londonderry in the opening series of Junior games at this year's Milk Cup.
County Fermanagh's junior opponents include Sydney United and Rangers.
In the Premier competition, County Down will be up against last year's beaten finalists, French side Vendee, who were beaten by Manchester United in last year's Premier final.
Milk Cup fixtures
AS Roma USA: (opponent) Rangers, Sydney United, Co Fermanagh
Brentford: Plymouth Argyle, Strikers, Co Down
Co Antrim: Co Londonderry, North Dublin, SL Zacatepac
Co Armagh: Co Tyrone, Right to Dream, Swindon Town
Co Down: Donegal SL, Strikers, Brentford
Co Fermanagh: Dundalk SL, AS Roma USA, Rangers
Co Londonderry: Co Antrim, OC Blues, Southampton
Co. Tyrone: Co Armagh, GPS FC Bayern, Liverpool
Donegal Schools: Co Down, Santa Marta de Liray, Plymouth Argyle
Dundalk SL: Co Fermanagh, Sydney United, Sheffield United
GPS FC Bayern: Liverpool, Right to Dream, Co Tyrone
Liverpool: Swindon Town, GPS FC Bayern, Co Tyrone
North Dublin SL: OC Blues, Zacatepac, Co Antrim
OC Blues: Southampton, North Dublin SL, Co Londonderry
Plymouth Argyle: Brentford, Santa Marta de Liray, Donegal SL
Rangers: Sheffield United, AS Romas USA, Co Fermanagh
Right to Dream: GPS FC Bayern, Swindon Town, Co Armagh
Santa Marta de Liray: Strikers, Plymouth Argyle, Donegal SL
Sheffield United: Rangers, Sydney United, Dundalk SL
Southampton: Zacatepac, OC Blues, Co Londonderry
Strikers: Brentford, Santa Marta de Liray, Co Down
Swindon Town: Liverpool, Right to Dream, Co Armagh
Sydney United: AS Roma USA, Sheffield United,Dundalk SL
Zacatepac: Southampton, North Dublin SL, Co Antrim
Alset Colombia: Real Sociedad, Otago Academy, Co Armagh
Cherry Orchard: Co Down, OC Blues, O'Higgins FC
Club América: Vendee, OC Blues, Cherry Orchard
Co Antrim: Co Tyrone, Strikers, Higashi Fukuoka
Co Armagh: Real Sociedad, Alset Colombia, Otago Academy
Co Down: Cherry Orchard, Club America, Vendee
Co Fermanagh: Co Londonderry, Partick Thistle, Malaga CF
Co Londonderry: Co Fermanagh, Lusaka Academy, CSKA Moscow
Co Tyrone: Co Antrim, Right to Dream, Newcastle United
CSKA Moscow: Malaga CF, Lusaka Academy, Co Londonderry
Higashi Fukuoka: Newcastle United, Strikers, Co Antrim
Lusaka Academy: CSKA Moscow, Partick Thistle, Co Londonderry
Malaga CF: CSKA Moscow, Partick Thistle, Co Fermanagh
Newcastle United: Higashi Fukuoka, Right to Dream, Co Tyrone
O'Higgins FC: Vendee, OC Blues, Cherry Orchard
OC Blues: Club America, O'Higgins FC, Cherry Orchard
Otago Academy: Real Sociedad, Alset Colombia, Co. Armagh
Partick Thistle: Lusaka Academy, Malaga CF, Co Fermanagh
Real Sociedad: Alset Colombia, Otago Academy, Co Armagh
Right to Dream: Newcastle United, Strikers, Co Tyrone
Strikers: Right to Dream, Higashi Fukuoka, Co Antrim
Vendee: O'Higgins FC, Club America, Co Down