Mike Dean and controversy go hand in hand, and following his terrible decision tonight, we've come to the conclusion that he's the worst referee ever.

Southampton are hosting Manchester United this evening in a dead rubber, with Jose Mourinho resting his key players ahead of their Europa League final next week.

And rightfully so after failing to qualify into the Champions League via the Premier League. Needless to say, Mourinho's season hinges on the Sweden showpiece.

But before United tangle with Ajax, they do have two league fixtures to take care of. Their penultimate game sees them take on Southampton.

And the game exploded after Dean pointed to the spot despite Eric Bailly handling the ball outside of the box.

Southampton vs. United aka the Mike Dean show. Image: PA

Though the spot-kick was brilliantly denied by Sergio Romero as he stopped Manuel Gabbiadini from scoring.

Thus saving Dean's blushes. But it didn't stop social media from absolutely tearing him apart. Here are a few reactions following his blunder.

Mike Dean being Mike Dean, ladies and gentleman.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a writer at SPORTbible. He is a combat sport aficionado and contributes to boxing and MMA articles.

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