By Jack Bezants for MailOnline
Published: 16:22 GMT, 2 December 2019 | Updated: 16:34 GMT, 2 December 2019
Anthony Taylor will take charge of Saturday's Manchester derby at the Etihad stadium despite coming from a town only six miles away from Old Trafford.
Taylor hails from Wythenshawe, an area of Manchester closely associated with Manchester United.
The 40-year-old is FIFA listed and regularly officiates Premier League matches and Champions League games.
Anthony Taylor will officiate the Manchester derby in Saturday's late kick-off
It is a move that is likely to irate City, as it did in November 2018 when he took charge of the game. City ran out 3-1