Manchester United’s preparations for the resumption of the Premier League season took a setback on Tuesday night as a friendly with Stoke was cancelled at the last minute.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were due to play The Potters at their Carrington training base but it was abandoned after some of the Championship side’s players had started to arrive.
There has been no official confirmation as to why the fixture was axed but reports suggest it was an issue on Stoke’s side that forced it.
United are also due to play West Brom later this week with Solskjaer and his players back in training ahead of the top-flight’s return on June 17. They return to action on June 19 at Tottenham.
The Red Devils are currently three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea with nine matches left to play.
Solskjaer’s side are also in the FA Cup quarter-finals and have one foot in the last-16 of the Europa League thanks to a 5-0 win over LASK in the first leg of their last-32 tie before football was halted by the coronavirus pandemic.
The game against Stoke was due to be United’s second friendly. Solskjaer divided his squad into two teams for a game at Old Trafford last weekend.