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Referee announced for Old Trafford showdown between Manchester United and Arsenal

Referee announced for Old Trafford showdown between Manchester United and Arsenal

Andre Marriner will referee the crunch Premier League clash between Man United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on Saturday.

The 45-year-old will take charge of the highly-anticipated fixture as old rivals Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger lock horns once again.

The news was announced by the Premier League today, ahead of the 12.30pm kick-off in Manchester on Saturday.

Marriner wrongly sent off Kieran Gibbs in a 2014 Premier League tie between Chelsea and Arsenal, mistaking the left-back for teammate Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who had deliberately handled the ball.

Andre Marriner

Mourinho's Chelsea hammered Arsenal 6-0 at Stamford Bridge in that fixture.

Arsenal currently sit in fourth position in the league table, six points ahead of sixth-placed United.