Manchester United’s FA Cup final meeting with Chelsea could well be a cagey encounter between two sides who struggle for fluidity and two managers who are not renowned for flowing football.
The showpiece final in May is liable to be decided by the finest of margins, but fans on both sides will be hoping that the man in the middle doesn’t have the biggest impact on proceedings.
The referee for the match at Wembley will be Michael Oliver, who was also in charge for the cup meeting between the pair last season, when the Blues won 1-0 and Ander Herrera was given a first-half red card.
The decision was absolutely right – United were persistently fouling Hazard, Herrera was brainless and deserved to walk – but United fans do not appear to agree.
They are fuming with the appointment of Oliver and we’ve taken a look as they may well have overreacted ever so slightly…
These constant selection of incompetent and disgraceful referees for big games just shows how corrupt the English FA truly is!
— Akash Banerjee (@aksss7) April 24, 2018
ffs ! cant stand him in big games.. his decisions are always too extra
— Tyron Flores 🌻 (@_tyFlowers) April 24, 2018
Sure, would ruin the game. Has a habit to stamp his authority in every game and not in good way.
— C@PTAIN RV (@RVWanderFul) April 24, 2018
Well we've lost
— Sean murphy (@SeanMurphy1674) April 24, 2018
— mufc (@Mufc7249) April 24, 2018
He’s an egotistical idiot. We’re screwed
— Mike #forBrexit (@mikeleigh33) April 24, 2018
— Olivier Fischer (@MUFCOli) April 24, 2018