-CLATTENBURG TO OFFICIATE FA CUP FINAL
-Referee mark Clattenburg will be the center man when Manchester United take on Crystal Palace at Wembley in the FA cup final.
CLATTENBURG TO OFFICIATE FA CUP FINAL
Top Premier League referee, Mark Clattenburg, has been appointed as referee for the FA Cup final between Manchester United and Crystal Palace.
Despite an illustrious career at the top the game in which he has refereed many top encounters and finals,, the 41-year-old referee will be officiating his first final in the competition after excelling in the Premier League this term.
In a box of facts that favors Manchester United, Clattenburg has already officiated four of United’s Premier League matches this season, with the Red Devils yet to lose with him in charge while Palace have not won in any of the three matches he has officiated for them this term.
Clattenburg said to the FA official website: “It came out of the blue. These days you get told of what games you’re doing by text, but when you see a call coming in from the FA referees’ department you know it’s important.
“I think every referee who hasn’t refereed the Cup Final works hard every season to hopefully referee one of the most prestigious and important cup finals in the world.
“You set yourself goals at the start of the season, and mine was to referee in The FA Cup Final. It’s an honour and a massive achievement.”
Clattenburg has also been given Euro 2016 duty as he has been chosen alongside Martin Atkinson to represent England at the tournament. It is indeed a reward for an impressive season.
In a similar development, the FA has announced that Manchester United will be wearing their away jersey for the May 21 final. The move comes after the clash in jersey colours between the two finalists.