Fresh from giving a controversial red card to Gigi Buffon in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, Oliver has been handed the biggest cup match in English football for the first time in his career, and will be the man in the middle come May 19 at Wembley.
But United fans aren’t too happy about it, given they have a pretty dismal record when Oliver has been in charge of previous matches.
All in all, Oliver has officiated 26 United matches in his career and, surprisingly, the Red Devils have won just 10 of those – and a lot of folk aren’t expecting No.11 to arrive next month:
So Michael oliver is upfront with hazard in the final.
— Darren Shaw (@Dazo1974) April 24, 2018
Michael Oliver is ref for the Fa Cup final just hand Chelsea the trophy already
— AnderHerrera (Was MxrcusRxshford) (@VivaHerrera21_) April 24, 2018
Hearing reports that Michael Oliver has already awarded Chelsea a penalty in the Cup Final
— United In Focus (@UnitedInFocus) April 24, 2018
So Michael Oliver bottled it in the Juve/Madrid game, bottled it in the WH/Stoke game, now he's officiating the FA cup final loooooooool
— Fluked. (@Fluuked) April 24, 2018
— Anjola anjie (@anjie_anjola) April 24, 2018
FA Cup final is gonna be:
Herrera man marking Hazard
Fouls him multiple times
Gets two yellows from Michael Oliver
— Farrell (@FarrellPrayogo) April 24, 2018
Michael Oliver is the referee for the FA Cup final, Fuck sake, He’s a shit referee, I’d rather it was someone else as referee, Not that shit twat, I’m pissed off about it
— Matthew (@Carrick4united) April 24, 2018
How does Michael Oliver keep getting the big games. There are many premier league referees more deserving of it than that twat
— Will (@MourinhoSZN) April 24, 2018
Hahaha Michael oliver hates United. Damn!
— Henry Muigai (@muigaihk) April 24, 2018
Michael Oliver has already ruined the match before it’s even played. He’ll surely make the game about him with his stupid refereeing.
— Kódi (@IamPhreedah) April 24, 2018
— kishan pb (@kishanpb) April 24, 2018
Michael Oliver will be the ref in the FA Cup final. pic.twitter.com/iCSWOpgKgY
— Tanveer (@TanveerMUFC) April 24, 2018
He’s had a pretty hard couple of weeks, so does Michael Oliver deserve to be handed a match of this magnitude?
What do you think?