Manchester Preseason Derby In Beijing Called Off

The Manchester derby in Beijing has been called off less than four hours before it was due to be staged at the National Stadium due to concern over the pitch, with Manchester United stating they and Manchester City took the decision jointly.

The match has been cancelled due to heavy rain
The match has been cancelled due to heavy rain

A statement from a United spokesperson said: “Due to recent weather events, tournament organisers and participating clubs have made the decision to cancel tonight’s International Champions Cup fixture to be played in Beijing tonight, 25 July.”

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The unfit nature of the surface, following recent heavy rain meant United and City were forced to train at the nearby Olympic Sports Village and both Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola were clear that their players could be injured when speaking on Sunday before Monday’s game.

Despite these valid concerns the decision not play what would have been the first derby overseas is an embarrassment for each club.

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