Referee Announced For Man Utd – Chelsea Game: More Controversy To Come?

By on March 6, 2013

Howard Webb has been announced as the referee to oversee Manchester United’s FA Cup quarter final clash with Chelsea on Sunday at Old Trafford.

While Webb may be regarded as England’s top official and one of the best in Europe, he has still drawn much controversy over the years when he’s officiated United games.

The most famous coming back in 2011 when he was appointed as referee for United’s FA Cup clash with Liverpool at Old Trafford when Webb controversially awarded United a penalty and sent off Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard during a 1-0 win for Sir Alex Ferguson’s men.

After the game, former Liverpool winger Ryan Babel posted a picture on Twitter of Webb wearing a United shirt with the accompanying comment:

‘And they call him one of the best referees? That’s a joke. SMH [shaking my head].’

Babel was later found guilty of improper conduct by the FA and fined £10,000, becoming the first footballer to be censured for comments made on Twitter. This was the last time Webb refereed an FA Cup game at Old Trafford so no doubt all eyes will be on him this weekend.

But after the controversial events of Tuesday night that overshadowed a superb Champions League tie between Man Utd and Real Madrid, the last thing we want to be doing is talking about the referee’s decisions again after this weekend’s game.

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21 Comments

  1. gary elsmore

    March 6, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Unfortunately we will be talking about the REF again,because everyone knows that Howard Webb is, Along with the F.A a Man Utd fan,& this is why the F.A have appointed him so he can assist them in their hunt for the double.SHAMELESS

    • Tony

      March 7, 2013 at 7:42 am

      Ha! Haward Webb again.Must he be d official referee of the match between Man U and Chelsea.Is he d only ref in England, FA knows what they are doing.

  2. Sam Barnes

    March 6, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Id sooner let Alex Ferguson ref the game than that joke of a man. A known cheat and definitely Man Utds number 1 referee. Ill post back on Sunday afternoon to say “I told you so”

  3. biggest pussy

    March 6, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Web iz d bst rf in d world bt he normally flopps when he refs manu vs chelsea jst luc at lst season chelsea where 3 no up in d ist hvf b4 he awarded 2 penaltys in 2nd hvf to hlp manu manage a draw by also allowin chicharito offside goal

  4. toto/pussy suckin master

    March 6, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Web’s penis iz 2 big dats y he flops

  5. umar

    March 6, 2013 at 11:17 am

    It’s sound like saying chelsea is out of FA already.

  6. Big D

    March 6, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Gary Elsmore must be at least mildly retarded and that’s on top of loving it up the trumper

    • Sam Barnes

      March 6, 2013 at 2:56 pm

      “Gary Elsmore must be at least mildly retarded and that’s on top of loving it up the trumper”

      Says a bloke who calls himself Big D

      Only a United scab would try and bring up anal sex on a football article

      LMFAO

      • Big D

        March 6, 2013 at 3:21 pm

        Awwww what’s up flower did the nasty man call your boyfriend?

  7. Adeyemi

    March 6, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Let wait & see what happens on Sunday.

  8. Bigjamo

    March 6, 2013 at 11:53 am

    When talk abt web and Man u match is alway cotrovacial web is a man U Fan and wit support of body who call themselves FA both use to support Man U. I Predit that Chelsea wil collect at least a red card and a penalty wil b giving to Man U.

  9. bello shehu g.

    March 6, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    chelsea should be very coutious and work hard to score atleast 2 goals before first half.

  10. Pius john

    March 6, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    I predict man u will send chelsea parking on sunday

  11. Ugwu Uchenna Emmanuel

    March 6, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Webb or no webb my ChelseaFC will surely come out victorious over Man U…All we need to do is to put up good works and play in the field, and we will go beyond the sky…Amen. Everly A Chelsea Fan

  12. rob

    March 6, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    offside goals sending offs penaltys fergie time howard webb is as bent as they come

  13. dike

    March 6, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Why is fa always bringing contraversial ref to officiat cfc vs manu? Last time it was clattenberg the other time it was webb and now again webb. Are there the only ref?

  14. Ben

    March 6, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    …Shocked Web again.

  15. dickson

    March 6, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    English fa iz a mess 4 bringing web 2 officiate dis match. His name is Howard Controversy.

  16. jude olu

    March 6, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Every body have saying it all why webb are we de one dat send dem out of champion leage i GOD will surprice both FA & Man U on sunday.

  17. Ogbonnaya

    March 7, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Howard webb and mark clettenberg both are man u fans and they are making folly of themselves, is so obvious that Howard Webb is going to make great controversial decision in favour of man u, as for what happened on Tuesday nite,i love it because they felt the pains they unleashed to other team through bad officiating, the same thing that you done to them will be done to thee

  18. Ogbonnaya

    March 7, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Howard webb and mark clettenberg both are man u fans and they are making folly of themselves, is so obvious that Howard Webb is going to make great controversial decision in favour of man u, as for what happened on Tuesday nite,i love it because they felt the pains they unleashed on other teams through bad officiating, the same thing that you done to them will be done to thee

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