Man Utd fans furious as referee for Tottenham game is announced

By Mirror: Wednesday, January 9th 2019 at 10:33 GMT +3 | Premier League
Tottenham's Lucas Moura chased down by Man United defender Phil Jones in a past league encounter [Courtesy]

Mike Dean has been announced as the referee for Tottenham's Premier League clash with Manchester United - and Red Devils fans aren't happy.

The Red Devils are on a brilliant run of form under temporary boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and have won their past five since the Norwegian arrived.

United thumped Cardiff City in Solskjaer's first match in charge before seeing off Huddersfield, Bournemouth and Newcastle.

Mike Dean has been announced as the referee [Courtesy]

Last time out the Red Devils beat Reading 2-0 in the third round of the FA Cup before the squad flew out to Dubai for some warm weather training.

Next up for Manchester United is Solskjaer's biggest test against Tottenham.

Mauricio Pochettino's Spurs are flying high in the Premier League and are genuine contenders to win the title this season.

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They also saw off Chelsea in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final clash on Tuesday, and have been scoring goals for fun.

The match is going to be hard enough as it is for United, and now their fans think Spurs have an even bigger advantage because Dean will officiate the contest.

On Twitter one fan wrote: "Ole be ready to get a first defeat, this man is Spurs fan!!!"

While another sarcastically added: "Oh joy, Mike Dean is the referee for the Spurs vs United match on Sunday."

A third concluded: "Tottenham fan Mike Dean reffing the Spurs/Man Utd game Sunday that's the end of United's winning run."