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Manchester derby in China cancelled due to weather

Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho Credit: Press Association

The hotly-anticipated reunion between Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola has been delayed after Monday's International Champions Cup game between Manchester United and City was cancelled.

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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Pep Guardiola meets the Manchester City faithful

Pep met a 5000 strong crowd at the City Football Academy yesterday Credit: Manchester City TV

Pep Guardiola says he's ready to give his players a kick up the backside to get them challenging for trophies in his first season.

The Spaniard's arrival has been given all the pomp and ceremony of a coronation.

He had been tight lipped about his appointment for months but now, he's broken his silence, as David Chisnall reports.

Manchester City sign Ukrainian Oleksandr Zinchenko

Manchester City have announced the signing of Ukrainian midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko.

The 19 year-old played in all of his countries group stage matches at Euro 2016 this summer. He joins from Russian side FC Ufa.

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Nolito signs for Manchester City

Nolito signs for Manchester City

Manchester City has just announced on its website that Nolito has become the club's second signing of the summer after agreeing a four-year deal.

The Spain forward joins the Blues from Celta Vigo where he spent three seasons, scoring 39 goals in 103 appearances.

The 29 year-old played for Pep Guardiola at Barcelona, though spent much of his time with the Catalans’ B side from 2008 to 2011.

With first team opportunities restricted and despite being offered a five-year deal, Nolito opted to join Benfica, enjoying two campaigns with the Portuguese giants for whom he scored 16 goals in 63 starts.

"My heart was set on coming here" says Gundogan

Ilkay Gundogan Credit: PA Images

"I'm thrilled to have signed for Manchester City.

"When I learned of City's interest my heart was set on coming here and things have moved very quickly.

"I have loved my time with Borussia Dortmund and I would like to thank the club and the supporters for the five very happy years I spent there.

"They gave me a platform to play on and I became a better player because of the belief, patience and trust they showed in me.

"Now I have a new challenge and that is to achieve great things with City. The opportunity to work with a coach like Pep Guardiola is something I am really looking forward to and I am flattered to be the first signing the club has made this summer.

"I can promise the City fans I will give everything to help us win titles both in England and the Champions League. These are exciting times.

"I have my best years ahead of me and I think we can achieve great things together. I can't wait to begin this new chapter in my career."

– Ilkay Gundogan

"Hello City fans!" Gundogan signs for the blues

Ilkay Gundogan Credit: PA Images

Manchester City have announced the signing of midfielder Ilkay Gundogan from Borussia Dortmund.

The Germany international, who is ruled out of Euro 2016 due to a knee injury, becomes new City boss Pep Guardiola's first signing since taking over from Manuel Pellegrini.

The 25-year-old confirmed the four year deal in a video posted on City's official Twitter feed.

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