ManU to play City in first derby outside UK in Beijing
Manchester United will play Manchester City in Beijing’s iconic “Bird Nest” stadium on July 25 as part of their Tour in China, the football club said on Wednesday.
It said in a statement that United will play in the International Champions Cup (ICC) against a German Bundesliga side in the Shanghai Stadium on July 22 before facing Manchester City on July 25, reports Xinhua. City also revealed the fixtures at its website, saying: “City will play United on the 2016 pre-season tour of China in the first ever Manchester derby to take place outside the United Kingdom.” City will play Borussia Dortmund on July 28 in booming technology hub Shenzhen in south China.
Omar Berrada, Group Commercial Director of City Football Group, said: “Everyone at Manchester City is delighted to be taking part once again in the ICC and there is a great line-up of matches. “We are excited to return to China and to the Bird’s Nest for what promises to be a memorable tournament.