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Michael Oliver appointed referee for Manchester United v Manchester City

Michael Oliver has been appointed as the referee for the Manchester derby on Saturday. He last officiated the Blues' 1-0 win over Chelsea in the Premier League and will take charge of only his second game involving our side this season.

Michael Oliver:

City have a strong home record when Oliver has officiated, winning twelve of their seventeen games when Oliver has been in the middle. The Blues have only lost two encounters when he's taken charge, drawing the other three. Away from home, their record isn't as kind though, with City losing four of their seventeen games, only winning thirteen. The Blues will hope that they'll be on the end of some fortunate officiating when they head to Old Trafford and not on the end of some controversial calls as they were two years ago at Anfield.

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Referee: Michael Oliver

Assistants: Stuart Burt, Simon Bennett

Fourth official: Robert Jones

VAR: Darren England

Assistant VAR: Dan Robathan


Writer: @j2mcfc

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