Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Referee for Euro Showdown Revealed

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Referee for Euro Showdown Revealed

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UNITED'S Europa League final against Ajax in Stockholm will be refereed by Slovenian official Damir Skomina.

The 40-year-old from Koper has only been the man in the middle once before for a United match.

In September 2013 he officiated David Moyes' first Champions League match in charge of the Reds at Old Trafford against Bayer Leverkusen.

There were no major issues on the night when Robin van Persie was the only United player shown a yellow card in the straight forward 4-2 group match win.

Skomina's previous European final appointment was in charge of the 2012 Uefa Super Cup final between Chelsea - when United's midfield ace Juan Mata played for the London club - and Atletico Madrid, and was the fourth official at Wembley for the 2013 Champions League final when an all-German affair saw Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund. …

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