Referee Mike Dean Seemed Upset When Swansea Attack Stopped vs. Manchester United

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterJanuary 6, 2014

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01:  Referee Mike Dean during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Norwich City at Selhurst Park on January 1, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
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Fans were curious to see referee Mike Dean's reaction when an attacking move by Swansea City broke down in the FA Cup match against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

The referee looked aghast as Swansea were repelled on the edge of the United box. 

We're not sure what Mike Dean's reaction to Swansea losing the ball was all about... (via @CSS_Media) #MUFC

— Man United News (@ManUtdMEN) January 5, 2014

As Liam Prenderville of the Mirror reports, it's not the first time Dean has reacted extravagantly to an on-pitch incident. Two years ago, he also seemed to celebrate a Louis Saha goal for Tottenham against Arsenal.

In any case, if even the referees are rooting for the away side at Old Trafford, there's not much hope for David Moyes and his men.