The champions of a local under-15 competition will get a chance to play against superstars of the future in the Grand Finals of the prestigious Manchester United Premier Cup in Hong Kong later this year. The Tai Po district side and Hong Kong Football Club (HKFC) will clash in the title decider of the Nike Youth Football League at Mongkok Stadium on Monday. But with half the HKFC team on holiday overseas, Tai Po are favoured to win. The cup involves clubs, district teams, schools and community organisations at under-15, under-17 and under-19 level. Hong Kong will host the finals for the first time to coincide with the visit of English Premier League side Manchester United - the world's most famous football club - in July. More than 8,000 under-15 teams worldwide have been fighting for 20 places in the showpiece competition. The Hong Kong under-15 champions will bypass the regional finals in Thailand in May and, as hosts, qualify directly for the Grand Finals. The tournament will be co-hosted by the Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA), United and sportswear giant Nike. The annual event traditionally includes the under-15 teams from top professional sides such as Barcelona, Inter Milan, Corinthians (Brazil), Paris Saint Germain and Estudiantes (Argentina). Manchester City beat United in the championship clash last year at Old Trafford. Matches will be played at Happy Valley and HKFC, while the final is being planned as a curtain-raiser for the friendly match between United and the SAR national team at the Hong Kong Stadium on July 23. The local representatives will face a tough task since no Hong Kong team has ever qualified for the Grand Finals. Even winning a match at the regional elimination tournament has proved to be beyond most local sides. But the boys say they are looking forward to the challenge. 'We wouldn't be worried about it. It would be a good experience,' said Tai Po captain Li Shui-yeung. 'We have the skill and speed to match their size and power,' HKFA's chief technical consultant, Kwok Ka-ming, added. HKFC lost last year's final to Yuen Long. At the regional finals, Yuen Long beat Singapore in their first match but lost to New Zealand, Thailand and Malaysia. They finished fourth out of five teams.