‘It was fun while it lasted’ – Man Utd fans fear the worst as referee for huge clash against Arsenal is revealed

ANTHONY TAYLOR has been confirmed as referee for Manchester United’s trip to Arsenal on Sunday.

And some Red Devils fans have taken to social media to whinge about his appointment.

GettyAnthony Taylor has reffed Man United twice so far this season[/caption]

ReutersCristiano Ronaldo whinged to Taylor during a match in November[/caption]

Taylor, 44, is widely considered as one of the Prem’s most high profile referees and was chosen to officiate at the World Cup in Qatar.

Man United have been on a brilliant run of form, climbing into the top four and the edge of the title race.

With a win on Sunday they could move to within six points of leaders Arsenal.

But some United fans reckon that Taylor’s presence could cost them victory.

One wrote: “Well winning was fun while it lasted.”

A second bizarrely fumed: “There will be 12 Arsenal players on the field.”

While a third tweeted: “Penalty for Arsenal.”

And another added: “Ah well the streak had to come to an end at some point.”


Taylor has taken charge of two Man United games so far this season; the 3-1 defeat at Aston Villa and the 3-0 win over Nottingham Forest.

And it’s the former that fans still seem wound up about.

Villa went 2-0 up on that day via a Lucas Digne free-kick.

Taylor opted to move the United wall back while they were defending the set piece, with images appearing to suggest that this was a mistake, and that it was well over 10 yards from the ball.

The PGMOL subsequently admitted that Taylor had made an error after the match.

That November 6 match was United’s most recent Prem loss.

Remarkably, Arsenal fans have also moaned about Taylor.

One wrote: “He’ll ref in favor of Man United and Man City.”

A second added: “Honestly, there is NO referee appointment that would have us relieved. They’re all terrible.”

Although a third went against the others, tweeting: “Tbh he’s been good in our games this season.”

beIN SPORTSMan United’s wall appeared to be more ten yards from the ball[/caption]

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