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Confirmed Match Officials: Brentford vs Manchester United (Premier League)

Cain Smith

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Confirmed Match Officials: Brentford vs Manchester United (Premier League)

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Following their opening weekend defeat to Brighton, Manchester United will look to get their first win of the Premier League season against Brentford on Saturday.

Erik ten Hag's men faced a 2-1 defeat last time out against the south coast opposition. The Dutch manager will be looking to improve the result and performance in London this time around.

Thomas Frank and his team bounced back from a 2-0 deficit to earn a point against Leicester City last weekend, with Ivan Toney and Josh Dasilva providing the goals in the comeback.

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It will be a difficult task for United to get all three points at the Gtech Community Stadium, however, there are certainly some tactical aspects that Ten Hag will be aware of ahead of the tie.

With the Reds looking to improve upon their first game of the season, the match officials for the encounter have been confirmed by the Premier League.

Match Referee

Stuart Attwell will be the man in charge of the fixture after being the fourth official in the opening weekend fixture between West Ham and Manchester City, which ended in favour of United's rivals. Erling Haaland's brace on his Premier League debut was the difference between the two sides on the day.

The 39-year-old official has been the match referee for 12 United fixtures, eight of which ended in wins for the Red Devils.

He has produced 22 yellow cards during these games and has brandished the colour red once against Sergio Romero in the Carabao Cup in 2018.

Stuart Attwell (Alamy)
Stuart Attwell (Alamy)

Assistant Referees

Flanking Attwell will be the pairing of Marc Perry and Eddie Smart, who have assisted 439 Premier League fixtures between them.

Marc Perry with his flag up much to the dissatisfaction of Connor Gallagher (Alamy)
Marc Perry with his flag up much to the dissatisfaction of Connor Gallagher (Alamy)

Fourth Official

The man who will be in between Frank and Ten Hag will be Anthony Taylor. The 49-year-old is one of the most well-known officials in England's top flight following his on-the-pitch debut in February 2010.

Anthony Taylor (Alamy)
Anthony Taylor (Alamy)

Video Assistant Referees

Stockley Park (Alamy)
Stockley Park (Alamy)

At Stockley Park, Paul Tierney will be the Video Assistant Referee for the game between United and the Bees.

He will be assisted by Gary Beswick as they overlook the encounter.

Topics: Premier League, Manchester United, Brentford, Football, Erik Ten Hag

Cain Smith
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