Michael Oliver has been confirmed as the referee to officiate the FA Cup final between Chelsea and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on 19 May.
The high-rated Premier League referee has officiated the Champions League quarter-final clash between Real Madrid and Juventus on 11 April.
The 33-year-old is now said to have rewarded Real Madrid a controversial penalty and dismissed Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon at the stoppage time.
Oliver has been also blamed by Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho to have red-carded midfielder Ander Herrera in the wrong way during Chelsea’s 1-0 win over United in the FA Cup quarter-final on 13 March 2017.
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Lee Betts and Ian Hussin will operate as linesmen in the game; while Lee Mason will be the fourth official.
🙌👏⚽Congratulations to match officials appointed to The @EmiratesFACup final.
Referee: Michael Oliver
Assistant Referees: Ian Hussin and Lee Betts
4th Official: Lee Mason
Reserve AR: Constantine Hatzidakis
📺 VAR: Neil Swarbrick
Assistant VAR: Mick McDonough pic.twitter.com/sjOu3ZMjwz
— REFSIX (@refsix) April 24, 2018
Neil Swarbrick will additionally run as video assistant referee at the Wembley Stadium.