The appointment of Mancunian referee Anthony Taylor for this weekend’s Manchester derby drew much unhappiness from City fans who have been questioning Taylor’s loyalties for years.
Blues have long suggested that Taylor is a Manchester United fan, despite his claim of supporting Altrincham, with a number of people claiming that Taylor, from a family of reds, had a season ticket at Old Trafford in his youth.
Thought unproven, City fans have not taken to Taylor who will officiate his first ever Manchester derby when the teams meet at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
And according to Sky Sports News, the Premier League ‘are happy with their decision’ to hand Taylor the task of overseeing the latest clash between arch-rivals Manchester City and Manchester United. They believe the 40-year-old will be do a good and fair job in one of the biggest matches in English football.
Taylor was born in Wythenshawe, just six miles from Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United, and has been a Premier League referee for eight years now.