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Manchester derby referee confirmed as United and City prepare to face off

Date Posted,April 23, 2017

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.

United and City face off on Thursday night (Photo: Getty)
Atkinson has taken charge of previous Manchester derbies (Photo: Getty Images)
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