Man Utd finish season with staggering 22 penalties… more than Arsenal have had in last three campaigns COMBINED
MANCHESTER UNITED finished the 2019/20 season having been awarded 22 penalties – more than Arsenal have had in the last three years combined.
No side in Europe's top five leagues have won more spot-kicks than the Red Devils since Barcelona during the 2015/16 term.
United set a Premier League record last month when they were handed their 14th top-flight penalty of the campaign.
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It means that United have been awarded a staggering 37 penalties in the last two seasons – having won 15 last term.
Their total of 22 this year is two more than what the Gunners have had since the 2017/18 season.
Mikel Arteta's side have won just five penalties this season, meaning United have been awarded more than four times their tally.
Of their 22 spot-kicks, Marcus Rashford took nine of those – finding the back of the net on seven occasions.
Bruno Fernandes has banged in 12 goals following his arrival from Sporting Lisbon in January.
But incredibly, eight of those strikes have come from 12 yards out – with the playmaker yet to miss.
After Fernandes' opener against Sevilla in the Europa League on Sunday, fans cheekily changed his Wikipedia page to label him a ‘professional penalty taker’.
The edited entry read: “Bruno Miguel Borges Fernandes, born 8 September 1994, is a Portuguese professional penalty kick taker who plays as a penalty kick taker for Premier League club Manchester United and the Portugal national team.”
Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood, Juan Mata have also all scored penalties this term.
Meanwhile Paul Pogba missed from his only attempt during the 1-1 away draw against Wolves at Molineux.
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