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It's also been pinpointed by pundits, with some claiming that the Red Devils are getting more than their fair share of spot kicks.
However, despite this downturn, Andy Gray and Richard Keys, always on the lookout for controversy and attention, have decided to criticise the Red Devils for going down too easily in the box - while speaking on Bein Sports.
According to the pair, the amount of penalties that Man Utd have received over the past 18 months is "unprecedented".
Man United won a controversial penalty last night against Aston Villa. Keys and Gray break down the stats, 33 penalties since the start of last season!#beINPL
More - https://t.co/1eGBJOyvQ5 pic.twitter.com/32cBLc5trX
- beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS_EN) January 2, 2021
It's completely fine to just ignore Keys and Gray after the sexism scandal that saw them leave Sky Sports, but Manchester United fans still felt the need to defend their club from the accusations.
The 33 pens were all looked at by VAR and not overturned. So they are pens then!!! To suggest 20 of them were not pens is mental just throwing out a random figure! Dinosaurs
- C Gallant (@gallante99) January 3, 2021
Martial and Rashford "serial offenders"
Those two are amongst the fastest players in the world, incredibly tricky on the ball. Of course they will win penalties.
Stop fouling them inside the box. This is nothing short of an agenda and you should have some shame.
- Oliver (@Kebiruesuana) January 3, 2021
Pair of dinosaurs. The way @richardajkeys just points to rashford and martial as 'serial offenders' and randomly picks 20 penalties as dodgy without any basis whatsoever just shows how bad these guys are. Thank god nowhere near mainstream TV anymore.
- Ian Cox (@scallop_101) January 3, 2021
Keys and Gray claim @ManUtd cheated to win 20 penalties. No proof offered at all just a figure plucked out of the air. Really disappointing you allow this rubbish @beINSPORTS_EN at least require your pundits to provide some proof fl
- Cantona & Best (@bestcanton7) January 3, 2021
Funny how you didn't choose this season only where Leicester have had 4 more than United & Liverpool only 1 less. I guess that didn't suit the agenda right?
- Jack (@UnitedHeaven_) January 2, 2021
Yep controversial, so controversial that the referee didn't even need to go to the screen to check it. Anything to get United in there for your interactions with these two dinosaurs! pic.twitter.com/0e4dR5dMbq
- Craig (@CraigCharles23) January 3, 2021
This may have just given the duo the attention they seemed to be craving, but it also certainly went some way to refuting their claims.
However, the pair aren't the only ones who have criticised Manchester United on the penalty front recently. Aston Villa's Douglas Luiz hit out on Twitter after a penalty was given against him despite it appearing that Paul Pogba tripped over his own leg.
Eu vejo esse vídeo eu não consigo acreditar que isso foi pênalti, eu sempre torço pelo futebol mais justo, com menos erros, mas, aí eu paro e vejo esses tipos de lances.
Se temos o VAR pra ajudar, VAMOS começar a usar CORRETAMENTE, esses erros podem definir o futuro dos clubes! pic.twitter.com/YWvWkT0Cwu
- Douglas Luiz (@dg_douglasluiz) January 1, 2021
Should it have been given?