This week’s Manchester derby will be refereed by Martin Atkinson.
Manchester United travel to local rivals City on Thursday night as they bid to leapfrog their rivals into the top four.
Atkinson, has refereed three United fixtures and two City so far this season, will be the man in the middle for the crucial Premier League clash.
Neil Swarbrick is the fourth official, reports the Manchester Evening News.
Atkinson last took charge of United in their FA Cup win at Blackburn, while his last City game was their 2-0 win at Sunderland.
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But United fans were left unhappy with the official when he failed to send off David Luiz for a high boot on Marouane Fellaini during the 4-0 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Atkinson has refereed three dramatic late United derby wins in the past.
He was the referee for both Manchester derby victories in 2009/10 which were both won in stoppage time – the first by Michael Owen in a 4-3 thriller at Old Trafford, and the return by Paul Scholes with a stoppage time header.
He also reffed the 3-2 victory at the Etihad Stadium in 2012, when Robin van Persie’s last-minute free kick secured all three points in the Dutchman’s first Manchester derby.
However, Atkinson has previously been criticised by legendary United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, where he claimed that he was not “strong” enough in a tough game at Chelsea in 2011.
On a decision not to send Luiz off then, Ferguson said: “You hope you get a really strong referee in games like this.
“It was a major game for both clubs and you want a fair referee. You want a strong referee anyway and we didn’t get that.
“I don’t know why he’s got the game. I must say that when I saw who was refereeing it, I feared the worst.”