The much anticipated clash between Manchester United and Manchester city in Beijing, China has been canceled. The news will come as a disappointment to many who were relishing their first opportunity to see old foes, Guardiola and Mourinho butt heads again in a different league.
The cancelation of the friendly affair is due to bad weather conditions in Beijing and concern over the pitch. A statement by Manchester City said,
“The conditions experienced in Beijing on July 19 and July 20 were reported as being some of the most extreme weather conditions the Capital of China has experience in recent history. Regular rain occurred also on the July 21 and July 22.
The decision was made collectively by tournament organizers, participating clubs, China Football Association, Beijing Football Association and the management of the National Stadium.
Due to international travel schedules and planned sporting commitments, the match cancellation is definitive and the match will not be re-scheduled.
The International Champions Cup and its participating clubs thanked and apologized to fans in China and around the world who were planning to attend the match or watch the match broadcast. “