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Premier League confirm match officials for Manchester United vs Luton Town in Premier League



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Manchester United face Luton Town in the Premier League on Saturday and the Premier League have confirmed the match officials for the clash.

Erik ten Hag’s side will be looking for a win in their last game before the international break.

It is made even more important following their loss against Copenhagen in the Champions League, which makes qualification to the knockout rounds even more complicated.

United have been at the forefront of refereeing and VAR decisions so far this season. Last time out in the Premier League against Fulham, Scott McTominay had a goal ruled out for offside.

Harry Maguire was deemed to be in an offside position but there was much controversy about whether his attempt to touch the ball impacted the play at all.

Since then, Ten Hag has suggested that it would be better for Premier League managers to speak with PGMOL rather than air their frustrations in public press conferences and interviews.

“I think as managers collectively, we have to talk with the PGMOL to improve football and togetherness and find solutions and togetherness,” he said. “Not debate it in public.”

For this clash, United fans will be hoping that the officials do not take the headlines.

Match Referee

Graham Scott will be leading the officials’ team on Saturday afternoon in only his second top-flight fixture of the season.

However, in his seven times leading games involving United, the Reds have won all seven times. We will be hoping that continues.

Assistant Referees

Flanking Scott will be the duo of Neil Davies and Eddie Smart, who have assisted over 400 Premier League fixtures between them.

Video Assistant Referees (VAR)

In the all-important VAR role will be Robert Jones, with Simon Long assisting him. The pair will likely be hoping for a simple afternoon watching the Old Trafford game but that is highly unlikely.

Jones was at the heart of a massively controversial VAR decision last week when he provided Sheffield United with an extremely soft penalty in the last minute against Wolves.

Fourth Official

In between Erik ten Hag and Rob Edwards will be Darren England, who appears as the fourth official for back-to-back games since disallowing Luis Diaz’s goal against Tottenham Hotspur last month whilst on VAR duty.