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Anthony Taylor announced as referee for Manchester derby at the weekend... despite coming from a town only SIX MILES from Old Trafford

By Jack Bezants for MailOnline

Published: 16:22 GMT, 2 December 2019 | Updated: 16:34 GMT, 2 December 2019

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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 .

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

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

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