Manchester City finally fly out to China for pre-season tour after cancelled flights

After having its flight to China cancelled twice over the weekend, Manchester City at last set off on Monday for pre-season.

Manchester City has finally set off for its pre-season tour of Asia two days later than originally scheduled after an "administrative issue" saw its flights cancelled.

City was supposed to fly to China on Saturday, but it was prevented from boarding its plane.

The club released a statement confirming its plans had been pushed back a day due to "an unforeseen administrative issue beyond the club's control", with its travel company reportedly to blame.

It was then reported on Sunday that City's flight had been cancelled again. Although the club failed to confirm that at the time, a tweet from its official Twitter account a day later suggested the rumours were accurate.

"On the way," it wrote, showing images of the players appearing to board the plane almost 48 hours later than originally planned.

City will face West Ham in Nanjing on Wednesday, before then heading to Hong Kong to play Kitchee and finishing their pre-Community Shield games against Yokohama F. Marinos in Japan on July 27.

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