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Confirmed Match Officials: Manchester United vs Manchester City (Premier League)



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Paul Tierney will take charge of Manchester City’s visit to face rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford, the Premier League have announced.

Manchester City are looking for their first win at Old Trafford since 2021, as Pep Guardiola’s side bid to inflict a fifth Manchester United league defeat of the season on Sunday afternoon.

First-half goals from Julian Alvarez and Erling Haaland helped Manchester City bounce back from successive league defeats last weekend, as the Blues recorded a 2-1 victory over Brighton at the Etihad Stadium.

Manchester United beat Sheffield United last Saturday, but have had a turbulent start to the new campaign, suffering four Premier League defeats and losing their opening two UEFA Champions League Group Stage fixtures.

Erik ten Hag’s side lost the last Manchester Derby 2-1 in June, as Ilkay Gundogan’s famous brace helped Manchester City to FA Cup Final victory at Wembley Stadium, as part of the Blues’ treble triumph.

Ahead of Sunday’s clash, the Premier League have announced the Match Officials for Manchester City’s match against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Match Referee

Paul Tierney has been named as the referee for this Sunday’s meeting between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford.

The 42-year-old, who has officiated six matches so far this season, has shown 28 yellow cards and three red cards.

Tierney last took charge of Manchester City in June, for the the Emirates FA Cup Final clash against Manchester United at Wembley Stadium.

Assistant Referees

Tierney will be accompanied at Old Trafford by Assistant Referees Neil Davies and Scott Ledger.

Video Assistant Referees

Overviewing proceedings will be Video Assistant Referee Michael Oliver and Assistant Video Assistant Referee Stuart Burt.

Fourth Official

Craig Pawson has been named as the Fourth Official.

The referee will be overseeing conduct within the two dugouts, and the behaviour of managers Erik ten Hag and Pep Guardiola.