Manchester United v Leicester City
Referee: Andre Marriner
Assistants: Scott Ledger, Simon Long
Fourth official: Anthony Taylor
Despite losing one of their best players in Riyad Mahrez, Leicester will be relishing this one.
Jose Mourinho has started his moans and groans earlier than usual, and with Paul Pogba looking for pastures new, Anthony Martial showing no signs of returning to the club, no new signings through the door and the team nowhere close to where it should be, the Portuguese’s ire is somewhat understandable, even if we’ve seen it all before.
NAME | Andre Marriner
AGE | 47
YEAR APPOINTED| 2005
COUNTY FA | Birmingham County FA
MAJOR HONOURS | Retired FIFA listed, Retired UEFA Category 1, 2017 League Cup Final, 2013 FA Cup Final, 2011 Championship Play-off Final
REF RANKING 17/18 | 3RD
PL GAMES 18/19 / TOTAL| 0
YELLOWS 18/19 / TOTAL | 0
REDS 18/19 / TOTAL | 0
Simply put, the Red Devils need to hit the ground running to turn the mood around at Old Trafford.
Andre Marriner gets to open the new season after some sterling work with the whistle during the last campaign.
Though he’s had his fair share of run-ins with Mourinho, and rest assured there’ll likely be another given the pressure the Portuguese is under, Marriner won’t buckle.
With a great set of assistants behind him for this one, it’s hard to see any controversy from an official’s point of view.
Where is Marriner in the Referee Rankings?
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