The Premier League have confirmed that Andy Madley will referee the fixture between Manchester United and Norwich City this weekend.
After a dreadful loss to Everton last week, Ralf Rangnick’s men will be looking to bounce back against bottom of the table.
Norwich, however, are fresh from their first victory in the league since January. However, the fact that they still remain seven points from safety suggest that there will be no great escape for The Canaries.
With an agreement in principle agreed for Erik ten Hag to become the next man in charge at Old Trafford, as reported by David Ornstein, United are looking ahead to next season, but they must look at the challenge that faces them and move past the poor form that they’ve found themselves in.
Ahead of United’s game against the relegation candidates, the match officials for the encounter have been confirmed.
Andy Madley will be officiating his 14th Premier League match of the season. It will be the first time that the 38-year-old takes charge of a United game since the Carabao Cup quarter-final victory against Watford last term.
He has produced 30 yellow cards and two red cards in his 13 appearances so far this season.
Madley will be joined by Simon Beck and Adrian Holmes as his assistants for this Old Trafford fixture. The former has recently surpassed 200 appearances with the flag in the Premier League, while Holmes is assisting his first game at Old Trafford since United’s stalemate against Watford in late February.
Video Assistant Referees (VAR)
Mike Dean will be the video assistant referee in this encounter. The 53-year-old is planning to retire from refereeing at the end of this season, he has officiated 554 Premier League fixtures dating back to the early 2000s. He will be assisted by Scott Ledger at Stockley Park.
The man alongside Rangnick and Dean Smith on the touchline will be Jonathan Moss. He was in charge at Goodison Park last week where United dropped three points, however, the last time he was the fourth official for a United game, the Reds won 1-0 against Crystal Palace.