Manchester Derby

Michael Oliver to referee Manchester Derby at Old Trafford


Michael Oliver appointed by Premier League to referee Manchester Derby at Old Trafford on Sunday.

With Gary Beswick and Simon Bennett as his assistants and Jonathan Moss the fourth official, Michael Oliver will officiate the Premier League’s top two sides i.e. Manchester City and Manchester United.

The 32-year-old will take charge of the fixture for the fourth time. Oliver was in charge of the derby at the Old Trafford Stadium in City’s 3-0 win in March 2014, The Blues 1-0 victory at the Etihad Stadium in November 2014 and United’s 1-0 achievement at the Etihad Stadium in March 2016.


Last season he was disparaged by Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho in a 1-0 defeat to Chelsea in the FA Cup at Stamford Bridge.

Pep Guardiola side will travel Old Trafford next Sunday i.e. 10 December for the huge clash. They are currently eight points ahead of Manchester United in the Premier League table.

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