Sport 'Forfeit the game', 'We're doomed', 'Please no' - Many Villa fans fume at Man Utd clash update
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Mike Dean has beenas the referee for Aston Villa’s trip to Manchester United on Saturday lunchtime.
And, as to be expected, a number of Villa supporters have been giving their thoughts to the news on social media.
Dean will be assisted by Darren Cann and Eddie Smart, with Michael Salisbury named as fourth official and Andy Madley in charge of VAR. 
The 53-year-old has already takenof a Villa fixture this season in the opening weekend defeat to Watford at Vicarage Road, with Ben Foster Dean joked with Tom Cleverley after allowing play to continue in the build-up to a Hornets goal that afternoon.
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He already has a clear idea of who he will be playing for in the 2021-22 season and beyondTuanzebe came through the United youth ranks, but his best chances of first-team football have come across three separate loans with Villa. After joining them for a portion of the 2017-18 season, he helped them win promotion from the Championship the year after. And this summer he returned to Villa Park on temporary terms.
He is famously known for thatfollowing a Tottenham goal against Villa back in 2015 and also sent off Douglas Luiz in Villa’s 1-0 win against Wolves.
Villa fans react
shared the news regarding Dean’s appointment for the Old Trafford clash on Twitter.
This is what these Villa fans had to say in reply, with many not happy.
“NO, PLEASE NO”
“May as well just forfeit the game already. Mike Dean, Man United’s 12th man”
“Had to be”
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