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Fans furious at Manchester derby washout

Independent Online - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
London - The chaos surrounding the cancellation of Monday's Manchester derby in Beijing will not deter either club from touring the Far East in future, according to United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and his City counterpart Ferran Soriano.
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Manchester derby cancellation the final straw of a Chinese tour that descended into farce - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
The cancellation of today's eagerly-awaited Manchester derby in Beijing, in front of a crowd of 50,000 at the Bird's Nest Stadium was the final straw for a tour that descended into farce.

Manchester derby in Beijing called off after bad weather

Yahoo Canada Sports - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
BEIJING (AP) -- The International Champions Cup match between Premier League rivals Manchester United and Manchester City has been canceled after recent extreme weather made the playing surface at Beijing's National Stadium unfit for play.

Soccer-China Manchester derby abandoned due to weather concerns

Yahoo News - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
July 25 (Reuters) - The pre-season Manchester derby that would have pitted City's new manager Pep Guardiola against his United counterpart Jose Mourinho has been cancelled hours before Monday's encounter due to weather concerns in Beijing.

Manchester derby cancelled in Beijing due to poor conditions

Newstalk 106-108 fm - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
The Manchester derby which was due to take place in Beijing on Monday afternoon has been cancelled with less than a few hours notice.

Manchester Derby in China is cancelled

The Standard Digital News (press release) (blog) - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Manchester United and City were due to meet at the Bird's Nest Stadium at 12.30pm UK time but torrential rain overnight had left the pitch too dangerous to play on.

Planned Manchester derby in China could be in jeopardy

Irish Examiner - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola may have to wait to resume their rivalry as bad weather in Beijing has placed the first Manchester derby on foreign soil into doubt. Jose Mourinho's men are due to take on Manchester City in Beijing. The old foes are set ...
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Guardiola's Man City plans disrupted

ESPN FC (blog) - ‎20 hours ago‎
Despite knowing the game had already been called off, some Chinese fans, who had travelled hundreds of miles to attend what would have been the first ever Manchester derby to be held outside Britain, were still gathering outside the stadium hours later ...
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BREAKING: Manchester derby CANCELLED due to weather conditions

Dream Team FC - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
BREAKING: Manchester derby CANCELLED due to weather conditions. Nick Rostron-Pike. Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola will have to wait to resume their rivalry.

Weather scuppers Manchester derby in China

The Daily Star - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Weather scuppers Manchester derby in China. Football Soccer - Manchester United training - International Champions Cup China - Olympic Sports Centre, Beijing, China - 24/7/16 - Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho watches his players during training ...
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ICC's Manchester derby under threat - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
The Manchester derby at the International Champions Cup on Monday is in jeopardy due to flooding in Beijing. Monday's game between Jose Mourinho's Manchester United and Pep Guardiola's Manchester City is due to take place at 13.00 BST (08.00 ET) ...

Manchester derby in China canned over weather

Yahoo Singapore News - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Manchester United said on Monday that its pre-season friendly with Manchester City in Beijing has been cancelled after torrential rains soaked the turf at the Bird's Nest Stadium venue.

Soccer's Manchester Derby Makes Pitch for Chinese Investment

Bloomberg - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
For the first time in 135 years, Manchester United and Manchester City will be meeting outside England. Way outside: On July 25, the two soccer teams will kick off at the National Stadium in Beijing.
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Manchester derby will be about more than just 'great coaches' Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola, claims Arjen Robben

Daily Mail - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Mourinho will come face to face with Guardiola once more on September 10 in the first Manchester derby of the new campaign, with Manchester United and City tipped to be just two of the clubs involved in an open title race.

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SBS - The World Game - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
The Manchester Derby is building as the biggest Premier League match in recent memory, combining both local and personal rivalries.

Manchester derby in doubt - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
They are not thought to be overly concerned at this stage and are sticking to their plans, while United too are also monitoring the situation ahead of the Bird's Nest clash.

Manchester Derby Called Off In Beijing

SportsBusiness Daily (subscription) - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
A statement on the ManU website "confirmed what would have been the first Manchester derby" outside the U.K. had been postponed "after rain in the build-up left the Bird's Nest playing surface in a poor state.

Pre-season Manchester derby in doubt

Fox Sports Asia - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Flooding in Beijing has cast doubt on the International Champions Cup clash between neighbours Manchester City and Manchester United.

ICC's preseason Manchester derby cancelled

Goal USA - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Manchester's City and United will not meet in a preseason friendly in Beijing after torrential rain made the pitch unplayable.