MEN lufter tanken om å be om å få slippe ham i United-kamper. Moyes fikk det visst slik da etter et Merseyside-derby back in the days.
Referee Martin Atkinson has an alarming history of giving - or not giving - execrable decisions against United and his officiating at the Etihad was too lenient. He bottled booking Fernandinho early on for a robust foul on Mkhitaryan and that merely encouraged City to soften up the Armenian's United teammates, only Rashford and Martial were rarely awarded fouls. Inevitably, a United player was booked first.
David Moyes succeeded in preventing Mark Clattenburg from refereeing Everton matches for four-and-a-half years following his infamous 2007 Merseyside derby display and Atkinson's startling record against United might prompt Mourinho to lobby for a similar ban.