Scrapping the July 31 fixture leaves Pep Guardiola's side with just two other games, including the Community Shield against Leicester, before they begin their Premier League title defence at Tottenham on August 15.
"Both clubs explored all avenues to be able to play the game, but the recent UK government changes to quarantine rules for travellers returning from France, has made the required restrictions too difficult to overcome.
"Pep Guardiola's first-team squad will remain in Manchester and continue their pre-season preparations at the City Football Academy. There are no plans to replace the ESTAC friendly with another pre-season fixture."
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