MANCHESTER UNITED'S clash with Aston Villa will go ahead despite torrential rain making the pitch "barely playable".
Groundstaff were pictured seemingly using leaf blowers to desperately try and get rid of the excess water from the surface like giant hairdryers.
The two Premier League sides will kick-off in two hours' time – at 10.45am UK time – in Perth on the west coast of Australia.
However, more downpours Down Under meant the field at the Optus Stadium was waterlogged.
Australia has suffered mass flooding throughout 2022 due to huge volumes of rainfall this year.
BBC Sport reporter Simon Stone tweeted: "Told by someone who has been down there that pitch 'barely playable'."
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An official statement then added: "After a final pitch inspection, organisers have confirmed that tonight’s match will go ahead on time with kick off as planned at 1745."
The drama in Perth comes just days after both Chelsea and Arsenal had matches in America delayed by storms.
Chelsea's clash with Charlotte FC in North Carolina was pushed back by 75 minutes and Arsenal vs Orlando in Florida by 60 minutes.
Fans who were already sitting in the Exploria Stadium and Bank of America Stadium were told to leave their seats and seek emergency shelter.
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The Red Devils will take on Steven Gerrard's side in their final match of their pre-season tour in Australia which has featured wins over Melbourne Victory and Crystal Palace.
Erik ten Hag's side face Atletico Madrid a week today then Rayo Vallecano next Sunday before kicking off their NEW Premier League campaign against Brighton on August 7.
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