Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues Will Repeat Trip to Beijing, Says Club's Executive

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues Will Repeat Trip to Beijing, Says Club's Executive

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CITY are committed to returning to Beijing, according to chief executive Ferran Soriano.

Pep Guardiola and his team are in China looking to prepare for another gruelling campaign playing in four competitions.

They were supposed to play United yesterday in the first ever Manchester derby to be played outside of the UK but bad weather in the run up to the game led to a late cancellation.

That decision will upset City's plans and potentially leave them short of game time, with there being no chance of rearranging the game between the two sides.

But Soriano was more optimistic about returning to Beijing.

In a joint statement with United, he said: "We are very disappointed not to be able to play for our supporters here in Beijing. …

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