The match officials for Manchester United v Brighton game this weekend has been announced.

Refereeing controversies have been the one common theme of Manchester United’s opening matches this season.

One or two incidents have gone in our favour, and some high profile ones against us. Most recently in the defeat to Arsenal, there were several major talking points.

The biggest was the decision to rule out Alejandro Garnacho‘s 87th minute goal for offside, after a VAR review.

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Referee appointed for Manchester United v Brighton

Inevitably, all eyes will be on the referee this weekend when Manchester United host Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League at Old Trafford.

The referee will be Jarred Gillett, the Premier League have confirmed. And if you recognise that name, it is because he was part of the officiating crew for the game at The Emirates.

Gillett was the official overseeing VAR, who made the decision to rule out Garnacho’s goal.

To see him listed as referee this weekend doesn’t fill us with confidence, although there may be a good omen…

Who is Jarred Gillett

Jarred Gillett, 36, is an Australian referee who made the switch from the A-League in his homeland at the start of last season.

He has actually refereed two Manchester United matches before, and we have won both of them.

These were the 3-0 Carabao Cup quarter-final win over Charlton at the start of this year, and the 1-0 victory over Aston Villa in April.

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