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Manchester United plane arrives safely after getting ‘lost’ in China

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Manchester United arrived safely in Beijing after their plane got “lost” due to bad weather and had to be diverted to Tianjin as it flew to the Chinese capital on Saturday.

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Memphis Depay tweeted a video of himself standing near the plane after it had landed in Tianjin, which is around 70 miles from Beijing.

The forward said on the video: “We are lost somewhere, we had to make a quick landing somewhere. We tried to fly to Beijing but the weather is a little bit bad so we had to land somewhere else.

“So now we’re waiting until the weather gets a little bit easier so that we can land. I hope we can leave soon so that we can prepare ourselves for the game versus Manchester City.”

United did eventually travel on to the capital where they are due to train at around 6.30pm local time before facing Manchester City at the National Stadium on Monday evening.

The match remains in doubt due to the poor surface of the pitch and the threat of heavy rainfall and thundershowers forecast for some time on Sunday, and Monday.

Powered by Guardian.co.ukThis article was written by Jamie Jackson in Beijing, for The Guardian on Sunday 24th July 2016 10.36 Europe/London

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