Howard Webb to referee Manchester United Vs Liverpool

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Howard Webb will referee Sunday's Premier League game between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford.

The 2010 World Cup final official has not taken charge of the fiery fixture since an FA Cup tie two years ago.

In that game, which Liverpool lost 1-0 at Old Trafford, Webb controversially awarded a penalty against the visitors and sent off Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard.

Dutch international winger Ryan Babel posted a edited picture of Webb wearing a United shirt on Twitter in the aftermath of the defeat, an action which saw the former Liverpool midfielder fined for his online rant.

This fixture is never short of controversy, and it's little surprise that Webb has been appointed as he's widely regarded as one of, if not the best referee around. That claim is backed up by Webb's impressive CV, which includes refereeing on some of the world's biggest stages.

In 2010 Webb became the first man ever to referee the final of both the Champions League and the World Cup in the same year.

The 41-year-old has refereed in every Premier League season since his introduction in 2003.

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