- Michael Oliver has been confirmed referee for the Man United clash against Liverpool
- United will host Jurgen Klopp's men at Old Trafford in what will be a defining Premier League match for both sides
- A section of the Red Devils' fans have however expressed fury over the choice of the match official
A section of Manchester United fans have taken to social media to vent their anger and resentment after learning that Michael Oliver will be officiating their crunch clash against rivals, Liverpool.
United will host Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday, February 24, in one of the most highly-anticipated Premier League encounter.
Both sides are expected to make sufficient preparations ahead of the match, with the Red Devils expected to get the perfect revenge on Jurgen Klopp's men.
The high stakes that comes with the tie have now seen United fans register their disgruntlement with the man who will be at the centre of affairs as match of official.
In the last nine matches officiated by Michael Oliver involving Liverpool, the 33-year-old has awarded seven penalties for the Reds.
In 2017, Oliver, who holds the record as the youngest Premier League referee in history was accused by Jose Mourinho of costing United on four occasions during the 2016/17 season.
A fan identified as Master Pundit termed the decision to have Oliver center referee as 'stupid.'
@NewManUtdNews observed that many of the decisions made by Oliver in the past have seen United placed on the losing end.
The man from Northumberland's move to award Liverpool seven penalties out of nine matches he has officiated for the Reds did not go unnoticed among other fans.
@NanaKwameboate noted that the decision now gives Liverpool an unfair advantage over their rivals.
And with accusations aimed at Mohamed Salah about his alleged tendency to dive to win penalties, Oliver will have to be on guard when he takes charge of the match on Sunday.
Liverpool currently sit second on the log having racked up 65 points.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Premier League side, Liverpool, on Tuesday night, February 19, forced to a 0-0 draw by German giants, Bayern Munich, in the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16 played at Anfield.
Liverpool were looking to take a step towards another Champions League final like they did last season in their quest for the tournament's glory.
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