• Howard Webb: Manchester United were denied a penalty against Arsenal

    Howard Webb: Manchester United were denied a penalty against Arsenal

    Manchester United should have been awarded a penalty for a foul on Antonio Valencia in Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Arsenal, according to former Premier League referee Howard Webb.

    United manager Jose Mourinho said in his news conference after the game that he knew whether it should have been given or not — but did not want to say what he thought. The Portuguese added that he wanted to “reaffirm that the referee [Andre Marriner] tried to do his best.”

    Valencia had gone […]

  • Mourinho should be sanctioned for Liverpool-United ref comments – Webb

    Mourinho should be sanctioned for Liverpool-United ref comments – Webb

    Howard Webb believes Jose Mourinho should be sanctioned by the Football Association for mind games over the appointment of Anthony Taylor as the referee for Manchester United’s draw at Liverpool.

    United boss Mourinho has been asked to provide his observations to the FA by the close of business on Friday after responding to a question about Manchester-based Taylor’s selection for the Anfield Premier League clash, which ended goalless.

    The FA will then consider its response, which is expected next week.

    Managers, players and […]

  • Howard Webb reveals he found ex-Man Utd boss the most unpleasant to work with

    Howard Webb reveals he found ex-Man Utd boss the most unpleasant to work with

    Former Premier League referee has named Sunderland’s David Moyes as the hardest manager to deal with throughout his career officiating in the top flight.

     

    Webb retired in 2014 after becoming regarded as one of the top referees in world football, being handed both the Champions League final and World Cup final in the same year back in 2010.

    Speaking about some of the key moments from his time on the pitch, Webb admitted yesterday that he regrets not sending off Cristiano Ronaldo […]

  • Howard Webb basically admits he was too scared to send off Cristiano Ronaldo

    Howard Webb basically admits he was too scared to send off Cristiano Ronaldo

    Former Premier League referee Howard Webb admits he may have made a mistake in not sending off Cristiano Ronaldo in a game between Manchester United and Manchester City.

    The 45-year-old, now technical director of the Professional Game Match Officials Board and an occasional pundit, recalled in an interview a time when Ronaldo reacted badly to a yellow card.

    The Portuguese winger, now of Real Madrid, sarcastically applauded Webb’s decision to book him in the derby, which could technically have been worth a […]

  • Revealed: When Fergie tried to pressure ref in to abandoning Man Utd match

    Revealed: When Fergie tried to pressure ref in to abandoning Man Utd match

    Former Premier League referee Howard Webb has revealed how Sir Alex Ferguson once attempted to pressure him in to abandoning a Manchester United fixture.

     

    Th match in question was between Fulham and the Red Devils in 2009, and ended up with the Cottagers thrashing an injury-ravaged United side 3-0.

    Young star tells Man Utd fan he wants to leave Red Devils on loan

    It appears Ferguson was fearing this before kick off, and had attempted some extreme measures to avoid the defeat.

    ‘I remember […]