Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues to Head Back to China Next Year

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues to Head Back to China Next Year

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PEP Guardiola will take City back to China next summer, determined to avoid the farcical events of his first pre-season at the club.

The Blues returned from the US on Sunday morning having completed a hugely successful tour, with Guardiola delighted with the facilities in Houston, Los Angeles and Nashville.

It was all in stark contrast to the ill-fated visit to Beijing 12 months ago when the state of the pitch at the Bird's Nest Stadium, following torrential downpours, led to the cancellation of a showcase game against United.

City were forced to hastily arrange a behind-closed-doors friendly on their return to the UK as Guardiola tried to prepare for his first season in English football.

This year's tour has run much smoother, with games against United, Real Madrid and Tottenham, while climate has also made training more endurable for the players. …

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