Manchester City v Manchester United friendly called off due to adverse weather in Beijing

The first ever Manchester derby to take palce on foreign soil has been cancelled following adverse weather conditions in Beijing.

It was set to be a hotly-anticipated reunion between Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola but Monday’s International Champions Cup game between Man United and City was called off.

United boss Mourinho and new City manager Guardiola, who were fierce rivals while coaching Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively, were due to face off for the first time in almost three years when the Manchester clubs met in a friendly fixture at Beijing’s Bird’s Nest Stadium.

But heavy rain in the Chinese capital has rendered the pitch unplayable, with United revealing on Twitter that “tournament organisers and participating clubs have decided to cancel” the encounter.

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