Manchester United have been awarded 23 penalties in the Premier League since the start of last season.
That’s nine more than any other team.
They’ve scored from 16 of those and it was a penalty that helped the Red Devils secure a point against Tottenham Hotspur on Friday.
Bruno Fernandes converted from 12 yards after Paul Pogba was brought down inside the box by Eric Dier.
There could be little arguments about the decision, to be honest. Dier was rinsed by Pogba and reacted by pushing him down.
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However, rival fans aren’t convinced that United have deserved every penalty they’ve been given this season.
A video has emerged on Twitter with the caption: ‘Have a watch of #MUFC’s penalties this season and tell me this isn’t ridiculous’.
It’s caused a real stir on social media, with supporters believing Man United have benefitted from some lucky calls.
“There’s something very, very dodgy going on here,” one fan wrote.
Another added: “My head is so hot so many of these aren’t even fouls.”
It was under Sir Alex Ferguson when feelings developed that Man United benefitted more from referees than any other team.
Seven years on from his departure and some don’t think that anything has changed.
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho was frustrated with the penalty decisions against Man United that nearly resulted in his team losing the match.
In the final moments of the match, referee Jonathan Moss pointed to the spot when Fernandes went down but the decision was overturned by VAR.
“On the first penalty, the referee, Jonathan [Moss] – he made his decision and I agree it’s difficult for referees but then the VAR is a different story,” Mourinho said, per The Guardian.
“Referees can make mistakes but I don’t think VAR should make mistakes [in terms of not overruling].
“The second penalty is incredible. It’s a foul on Serge Aurier which should kill the situation and then there is a situation in the box [with Fernandes diving].
“I feel when the VAR goes for a simulation, the player should be exposed and [given] a yellow card.
“So I feel really upset with these two decisions but that’s the way it is.”News Now - Sport News