The Premier League have confirmed the match officials list for the upcoming fixture at Old Trafford between Manchester United and Brighton on Saturday afternoon.
There has been much to talk about off the pitch in the last week – and most of it has been negative for the club.
Antony will be unavailable for selection as he looks to deal with domestic abuse allegations against him that he strongly denies. Meanwhile, Jadon Sancho has also been dismissed from first-team action following his statement in response to Ten Hag last week.
Those surprising developments could provide an opportunity for 20-year-old Facundo Pellistri to earn his first start for United in the Premier League against Brighton.
The international break also saw widespread attention for England international Harry Maguire, who scored an own-goal during the Three Lions’ 3-1 victory against Scotland.
He could be set for a start on Saturday afternoon depending on the fitness levels of Lisandro Martinez, who was not used in either of Argentina’s games this past week following an injury scare last time out for United.
With all of the off-pitch commotion around the club, Ten Hag will be eager to win a difficult clash against The Seagulls to help kickstart United’s campaign following a shaky start.
The full match officials list, as confirmed by the Premier League, can be read below:
Jarred Gillett will lead the officials’ team at Old Trafford on the weekend in what will be his third match in charge of a fixture involving The Reds.
He took charge of United’s league win against Aston Villa at Old Trafford last term and also refereed the Carabao Cup win against Charlton Athletic in January.
He provided two yellow cards in each fixture but with new Premier League rules, it could be a slightly busier day for the Australian. United players have received 12 yellow cards in the opening four games of the season.
The two officials flanking Gillett will be Neil Davies and Darren Cann, who have assisted in 413 games between them.
Video Assistant Referees (VAR)
Chris Kavanagh will be in charge of proceedings from afar in what is an equally important role as the match referee.
There have been countless questionable VAR decisions so far this season and he will be hoping to not add to that long list this weekend.
His assistant on VAR will be Matthew Wilkes.
Simon Hooper will be the man between the two managers and he could have a busy day on his hands alongside Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi.
The Italian coach received four yellow cards and two red cards last term but has been well-behaved so far this season.
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