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Man City friendly with Man United called off

The cancellation is a blow to Jose Mourinho's summer plans. Credit: Reuters

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.


Pogba agrees personal terms with Man Utd - reports

Pogba is set to become the most expensive player ever. Credit: PA

Paul Pogba has agreed a five-year contract worth £220k-a-week with Manchester United, according to the Daily Mail.

It's understood the agreement is in place despite the two clubs yet to agree a fee for the French midfielder, with United's first offer of £100m turned down by Juventus.

It looks as though the world-record transfer fee will be broken by the Old Trafford club should they land their primary transfer target this summer.

Pogba would be the third high-profile signing under Jose Mourinho following the arrivals of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Mkhitaryan targeting titles with Man United

Mkhitaryan joined Man United from Dortmund for £26m. Credit: PA

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has pledged to do everything in his power to bring titles to Manchester United.

The 27-year-old arrived at Old Trafford earlier this month from Borussia Dortmund in a deal worth a reported £26million.

Dortmund took a swipe at United by underlining he was joining the "fifth-place English team last season", but Mkhitaryan is confident in helping his new club challenge for Premier League glory once more.

"It's a very good opportunity to play for Manchester after Borussia - Manchester is one of the biggest clubs in the world," he said ahead of facing his former club in the unusual surroundings of Shanghai on Friday.

"I am very happy to be here and I am very happy to play for this team.

"I will try to do my best to help the team win the games and for the new season we are going to try to do everything to win titles.

"Of course it will be difficult but let's hope to have good preparation and then we will see."

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