All the best Manchester United Howard Webb jokes after the most highly rated Premier League referee announced his retirement from officiating matches on Wednesday.
Webb was generally seen, according to Piers Morgan, as “the least incompetent referee in British football” and recently had the honour of taking control of a World Cup final.
He’ll also be remembered for his perceived fondness of Manchester United, appearing to consistently award Sir Alex Ferguson’s side penalty decisions and additional time at the end of the game.
Take a look at the best Man Utd Howard Webb jokes as the best English ref retires:
Bad news for Manchester United fans – Howard Webb has decided to retire as a professional referee. pic.twitter.com/z9btlP2qwq
— Football__Tweet (@Football__Tweet) August 6, 2014
Howard Webb retires. He made 764 appearances for Man Utd.
— Doc (@ManhattanDoc) August 6, 2014
Would've been great to get one more year out of Webb, been a great asset to the squad in the last few years. #ThankYouWebb
— Man Utd FF (@ManUtdFF) August 6, 2014
BREAKING: Howard Webb retires as a referee. Unconfirmed reports: Statue to be built outside Old Trafford.
— Eurosport.com (@EurosportCom_EN) August 6, 2014
BREAKING NEWS: Howard Webb is to retire from refereeing after 25 years. Reports suggest that he'll be taking a position as Fergie's butler
— The Sun – Football (@TheSunFootball) August 6, 2014
Rip Manchester United Fan Howard Webb, your dedication and loyalty will never be forgotten pic.twitter.com/SHz7KqYlIU
— Ezio (@UtdEzio) August 6, 2014
— Em. (@ManujaSharma) August 6, 2014
Howard Webb retires as a ref, Man United set to appeal the decision
— Ezzedine Said (@ezzsaid) August 6, 2014
— FootballFanCast.com (@FootballFanCast) August 6, 2014
Which squad number will Manchester United retire in Howard Webb's honour, then? Answers on a postcard, please.
— ESPN.co.uk (@ESPNUK) August 6, 2014
Howard Webb discussing his future last night, both him and his partner have decided retirement would be good. pic.twitter.com/mhsnWQ43KI
— Liverpool Exposé (@LFCExpose) August 6, 2014
Howard Webb has retired. Man Utd losing one of their biggest assests so close to the start of the season is a massive blow.
— Stupid Football (@StupidFootball) August 6, 2014
Another high profile departure from Old Trafford announced as Howard Webb retires from refereeing.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) August 6, 2014
*Funny tweet about Howard Webb and Man United.*
— Mark Farrelly (@MarkFarrelly131) August 6, 2014
— AFC Followers (@AFC_Followers) August 6, 2014
BREAKING: Manchester United honour club legend Howard Webb after his retirement from football. pic.twitter.com/aq0T8b54rC
— Football Funnys (@FootballFunnys) August 6, 2014
— Manchester City FC (@MCFC) August 6, 2014
— Yates's Queen Square (@Yates_Queen_SQ) August 6, 2014
Louis Van Gaal has decided not to renew the contract of Howard Webb, who has now retired after 11 years at the club. #MUFC
— Coral (@Coral) August 6, 2014
— Liam Happe (@liamhappe) August 6, 2014
Louis van Gaal begins summer clear out as he decides not to renew Howard Webb's contract at Manchester United pic.twitter.com/Fp9NbTeA6S
— The Football Jester (@FootballJester) August 6, 2014
— Matt McCall (@mattmccall82) August 6, 2014
mancs all over the world are in bits over Webb's retirement.. One said: "we'll have to win games on our OWN now!:(" pic.twitter.com/MFaGB4DWKQ
— Kop-Ice (@kopice86) August 6, 2014
Manchester United legend Howard Webb has retired as a match referee . pic.twitter.com/C9nwrDFOUp
— Troll Football (@Troll__Football) August 6, 2014
Feel so sorry for these man Utd fans after they have just heard the news about Howard Webb retiring pic.twitter.com/e9XthPPsSh
— Scott Murray (@Scotty_Murray) August 6, 2014
FACT: Howard Webb's best career moment. http://t.co/gWDqUGvkQT
— BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) August 6, 2014
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) August 6, 2014
— Specsavers (@Specsavers) August 6, 2014
When is Howard Webb's testimonial @ManUtd?
— Baha (@LifeOfBaha) August 6, 2014
First person to make a "Howard Webb retires from Man Utd" joke is getting their house sprayed with anthrax.
— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale22) August 6, 2014