Match officials confirmed for Everton vs Manchester United

The match officials for Manchester United‘s next fixture against Everton have been confirmed by the Premier League, Jonathan Moss will officiate the encounter.

After drawing against Leicester City last weekend, Ralf Rangnick‘s men were unable to take advantage of Arsenal‘s capitulation at Selhurst Park on Monday evening, where they lost 3-0 to Patrick Viera’s Crystal Palace.

It remains unlikely that United will be able to push for a spot in the top four, it will be near impossible if they fail to dispatch a poor Everton side on Saturday afternoon.

Frank Lampard‘s team are coming off the back of a potential season defining 3-2 loss to Burnley, who are now breathing up The Toffies’ neck. Just one point separates the teams who sit 17th and 18th in the league.

United, meanwhile, are in seventh place and could be leapfrogged by Wolves if they cannot leave Goodison victorious.

The last time these two sides faced off was back in October when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still had the reins at Old Trafford. The result was a disappointing 1-1 draw which was pretty closely followed by defeats to Manchester City, Liverpool and Watford – the results which ultimately ended up costing the Norwegian his job.

The game will be shown as the early kick-off on BT Sports this coming Saturday, all of the details on the match officials can be seen below.


Match Referee

The match referee for this fixture has been elected as Jonathan Moss. The English official has led four United games this term already and will be making his 270th appearance as a top flight referee in Liverpool on Saturday.

With 59 yellow and four red (second yellow) cards shown in his 25 fixtures so far this season, United fans should not expect Moss to be shy in producing cards in this match.

The last United game that the 51-year-old took charge of was a thrilling encounter against Antonio Conte’s Spurs, when Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick won the game for The Reds.

Assistant Referees

Jon Moss will be joined by the paring of Marc Perry and Timothy Wood this weekend, they have assisted in 51 Premier League games between them this season.

Video Assistant Referees (VAR)

Andy Madley will take charge of VAR at Stockley Par, his last involvement in a United game came against Manchester City last month, where he was the fourth official in the 4-1 defeat for The Reds. His assistant for the match is Eddie Smart.

Fourth Official

Martin Atkinson will be the fourth official at Goodison Park this weekend. He has played the role 16 times for a United fixture previously and was by the dug-out last weekend in United’s 1-1 draw to Leicester.

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