Connect with us

Match Coverage

Premier League announce Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur match officials list



| Last Updated:


Credit: IMAGO / NurPhoto

Manchester United travel to North London on Saturday for their first Premier League away fixture this season as they face Tottenham Hotspur.

In this season’s opening weekend, Ange Postecoglou’s team drew 2-2 with London rivals Brentford on the road to start their new season. In terms of their adversaries this weekend, Manchester United clinched an unpleasant 1-0 victory against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

On Monday night, at the Theatre of Dreams, United narrowly defeated Wolves with the help of a Raphael Varane header. Erik ten Hag, though, had much to worry about as Gary O’Neil’s team unleashed a wave of unanticipated onslaught.

Andre Onana deserved his praise for the most part, but the Cameroonian goalkeeper narrowly avoided a heart attack in the closing seconds when neither Simon Hooper nor VAR referee Michael Salisbury thought his contact with Sasa Kalajdzic within the box merited a penalty.

After the match, Gary O’Neil claimed he had received an apology from PGMOL chief Jonathan Moss. Interestingly, all officials participating in that game have been removed from this weekend’s games; however, the Old Trafford faithful are unlikely to be bothered.

The seventh-placed Red Devils have won their last five Premier League games in a row, but they finished the 2022/23 campaign with just three victories from their final 10 games on the road, including a 2-2 draw with Ryan Mason’s Tottenham.

Match Referee

Michael Oliver will be the main man in charge of the match on Saturday. He refereed three Manchester United fixtures in the Premier League last season – most recently United’s 2-0 win against Everton in April this year.

He has so far issued 1101 yellow cards and 30 red cards across 349 Premier League fixtures so far and has awarded 114 penalties.

Assistant Referees

Stuart Burt and Dan Cook will be the assistant referees for the match.

Fourth Official

John Brooks will be on the sidelines between Erik ten Hag and Ange Postecoglou on Saturday.

Video Assistant Referee

Craig Pawson will take charge of VAR for the game, with Simon Long his assistant.