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Who is the referee for Tottenham vs Manchester United?

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Mike Dean is the referee for today’s game (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

Tottenham host Manchester United this afternoon in one of the big matches of the Premier League season.

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Both teams will be keen to secure a victory today as they both try to secure a spot in the top four.

Manchester United have been in good form since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stepped in as interim manager, but this could be one of his toughest challenges so far.

Mauricio Pochettino will be keen to see his side secure a win today after Chelsea closed the gap on them to just one point following their victory against Newcastle on Saturday.

Here is everything that you need to know about the referee of today’s match.

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Mike Dean will be the referee for the today’s fixture and he will be joined by assistant referees Darren Cann and Dan Robathan, as well as fourth official Andre Marriner.

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The 50-year-old has been a regular official in the league since 2000 and he has taken charge of over 450 matches.

During his time as a Premier League referee Mike has given out 99 red cards and 1695 yellow cards.

MIke was promoted to the FIFA international referees’ list in 2003 and in 2008 he officiated one of his biggest matches when he took charge of the FA Cup final between Portsmouth and Cardiff City.

He has officiated in numerous international competitions, including Euro and World Cup qualifiers as well as Europa League and Champions League fixtures.

He stepped down from the FIFA international list in 2013 once he reached the mandatory retirement age of 45.

Mike Dean Premier League 2018/19 stats

Matches officiated – 16

Yellow Cards – 68

Second yellow cards – 4

Straight red cards – 5

Penalties given – 5

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The Premier League announced in November that it has agreed in principle to introduce VAR from the 2019-2020 season.

The technology is already being used in FA Cup and Carabao Cup fixtures and non-live testing has been underway throughout this season.

A formal request has now been made to the International Football Association Board and FIFA which should see Video Assistant Referees officially introduced to the Premier League later this year.

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