‘Our Dad On VAR’ ‘MY REFEREE’ City Fans React As Officials For The Manchester Derby Are Announced

‘Our Dad On VAR’ ‘MY REFEREE’ City Fans React As Officials For The Manchester Derby Are Announced

Michael Oliver has been announced as the referee for this weekend’s derby between Manchester City and Manchester United, while Stuart Attwell has been confirmed as being on VAR duty.

Attwell, in particular, is a rather controversial figure, having been in charge for City’s win over Arsenal on New Year’s Day. He has also been involved in some contentious decisions that have gone against United this season.

Some fans on Twitter believe Attwell could help City’s cause once again on Sunday, while others fear the furore surrounding Rodri’s ‘handball’ against Everton may see the Citizens suffer a backlash from officials:


To be honest, it is a difficult one to gauge. Supporters tend to bang on about ‘bias’ when it comes to referees but, really, poor decisions are generally down to incompetence. Hopefully, Oliver and Attwell don’t make any glaring mistakes this weekend so the focus can be on the football instead.

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