Monday, 5 September 2016

MARK CLATTENBURG To Ref Manchester Derby

Mark Clattenburg has been names as the referee for Saturday's Manchester Derby.

His assistants will be Collin and Steve Bennett while Mike Dean will act as fourth official.

Clattenburg has also refereed the Manchester derby at Old Trafford for the past two seasons.
United prevailed at home in the 2014/15 campaign with a 4-2 victory on April 12, 2015, while last term's game ended in a goalless draw on October 25, 2015.

Pep Guardiola's City travel to face Jose Mourinho's United at Old Trafford at 12:30pm, with one or both side set to loose their 100% start to this season's Premier League.

Mourinho could be without both of his first-choise full-backs for the Old Trafford clash.
He has concerns over left-back Luke Shaw, who was forced to withdraw from England duty as a precaution, after suffering a calf problem during training.

The United boss also has a dilemma over right-back Antonio Valencia, who does not arrive back from international duty with Ecuador until just 24 hours before Saturday's kick-off.

Mourinho must weigh up wether he can afford to take a gamble with Shaw and Valencia, or if he must reshuffle his defensive personnel ahead of such game.
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