Manchester United Abort Flight In China, Makes Emergency Landing


Manchester United's flight to Beijing was forced into an emergency landing due to bad weather, Memphis Depay reported on his Twitter account. Depay posted a film of himself outside on the tarmac with an air stewardess and captain, discussing the problem. They had landed in Tianjin, which is around 66 miles from Beijing.

The United team were heading to the Chinese capital for their scheduled game with city rivals Manchester City on Monday. However due to bad weather conditions the game is in danger of been called off. Below is forward Depay Memphis tweet:




Depay said: "We're lost somewhere. We had to make a quick landing. We tried to fly Beijing but the weather is a little bit bad so we had to land somewhere else.
"Now we're waiting until the weather gets a little bit easier so we can land. I hope we can leave soon so we can prepare ourselves for the game against Manchester City."

United left Shanghai, where they had played the first game of their China tour on Friday, losing 4-1 against Borussia Dortmund.

While speaking at a news conference in Beijing on Sunday, Jose Mourinho said: "We were supposed to fly with two different planes, with half of us in one plane and half in the other.
"The ones in the first plane was lucky because we landed safely and were in the hotel to have dinner. The second group was unlucky. 

The plane was not good. They had to make an unscheduled landing for a couple of hours, and then they arrived in the hotel to have dinner at one o'clock in the morning.
"But they had it with a smile on their faces which is good."

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