Manchester United take on Spurs next Wednesday and want the pitch to be checked over by their own staff.
United were due to play rivals Manchester City back in the summer 2016 in an eagerly anticipated first meeting between Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola.
However the pre-season clash in Beijing was called off with the pitch deemed unplayable.
Starsport understands United have prepared for this year’s trip to the Far East by sending Red Devils ground staff to Shanghai four times since November to check over the conditions.
And they’ll have their own man at the stadium for Wednesday’s game too, with groundsman Dave Lindop heading to China for an inspection.
Heavy rain is forecast before the match against the Champions League finalists, meaning another postponement could be on the cards should Lindop not give his approval.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have played two games in Perth, Australia, recording routine wins over Perth Glory and Leeds.
Their next pre-season tour match is against Inter Milan in Singapore on Saturday, before they move on to China for the Spurs clash on Wednesday.
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“Man Utd are flying their groundsman to China to check over the pitch in Shanghai”
United then head back to Europe where they face Norwegian side Kristiansund.
They round off their pre-season campaign against AC Milan at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on August 3 before their first Premier League match against Chelsea on August 11.
One man making the most of his chance to shine on United’s tour is Mason Greenwood.
He scored against Leeds in an impressive display, and Solskjaer says he could feature against Chelsea.
“Mason’s got a chance to start that game against Chelsea, definitely,” said Solskjaer. “He’s capable, more than capable.
“He’ll always be there, in and around the box, creating chances. I won’t say that that’s not a possibility.
That first goal is maybe going to be a weight off his shoulders. His movement, his cleverness, he’s going to be a very good player. He can play anywhere along the front line.
“You see a talented boy there and he’s got every opportunity to make it as a United player.
“Of course, it’s also going to be about luck, staying clear of injuries, being professional, but I’m sure he’s going to grab his chance because everything is there for him.”