However, United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward said in a statement: "It's extremely disappointing not to be able to play the game in this fantastic stadium but the recent torrential rain would have caused problems anywhere in the world and has left the pitch unplayable".
The final match of its China tour is the first Manchester derby outside the United Kingdom against City today and Mourinho can't wait for it to be over.
"Obviously I know you're [the fans] all disappointed but as players we're all very disappointed too because we've come out here to play in front of all the fans", Shaw said. For the safety of players as well as the spectators, the three parties made a decision to cancel the friendly. It is not a problem for me to lose matches in pre-season.
"We are lost somewhere, we had to make a quick landing somewhere", Depay said in a video posted on his Facebook account.
"Why not? Why should we not shake hands?" No reason why. He will want to win, I will want to win.
Guardiola, whose return to Munich ended in the defeat in Manchester City's pre-season opener against Bayern, now under the management of Carlo Ancelotti, revealed that he watched the Red Devils in action already this summer. "In a match it's more hard so, again, I hope our players and City's players go home without any kind of injury to start the competitive period well".
"We move on to Shenzhen, and I'm sure we'll have plenty of time to get some good game-time in and obviously see our fans over there".
The cancellation is definitive, since both clubs have strict traveling schedules and there's no other date available to accommodate a new game.
After a 4-1 loss to Borussia Dortmund on Friday, and now the hard weather conditions in Beijing, United's trip to China has not been ideal preparation for the upcoming Premier League campaign.