Mike Dean has been named as the referee for Tottenham’s crucial match with Manchester United on Sunday and Spurs fans will hope to see him ‘celebrating’ again.
The 47-year old referee has twice caught the attention of eagle-eyed viewers after appearing to get rather excited when Tottenham scored. The first came in a match against Arsenal in which Dean seemed to jump for joy when Louis Saha scored for Spurs.
Then this season, Dean seemed to be even more pleased than Mousa Dembele, after the Belgian scored a brilliant solo effort against Aston Villa.
In a fixture that has often been marred by referees’ bias towards Manchester United – yes, Mike Clattenbury and Howard Webb, we do mean you – it would be refreshing to finally be the beneficiaries of an official favouring the more successful side.