Manchester United have had 21 penalties in this season alone, higher than any other side in the top five European leagues.
After beating Copenhagen in extra-time in their Europa League quarter-final tie in Cologne on Monday, the team have been dubbed 'penalty merchants', 'VARchester United' and 'lucky Ole', among other things, as the Red Devils confirmed third place in the Premier League.
On Monday night too, after Andreas Bjelland fouled Anthony Martial, referee Clement Turpin awarded a penalty, which was finely slotted home by Bruno Fernandes, making it 21 penalties for the season.
As expected, Twitter lit up soon after and here, we round up some of the best reactions:
Welcome to Manchester United— lupas999 (@lupas999) August 10, 2020
The home of penalties
Not just penalties but false fake
When I type Manchester United nowadays, my keyboard suggests 'penalty' as the next word. 🤷♀️— Vince™ (@Blue_Footy) August 10, 2020
Three things are certain in life:— 🔴 (@Guggsey) August 10, 2020
Death, taxes and penalties to Manchester United
If you search penalty Fc on Google the result you will see is Manchester United #MUNCOP— If my tweet pain you drink otapiapia and Pepsi ➐ (@Skeppy1586) August 10, 2020
Eat, sleep, Manchester United get a soft penalty, repeat.— Dylan Walsh (@dylanwalsh_) August 10, 2020
23% of Manchester United goals have come from the penalty spot this season— Simon (@StatsSwearwords) August 10, 2020
Karl-Johan Johnsson made THIRTEEN saves against Man Utd, the most by a goalkeeper in a single #UCL or #UEL game since the start of the 2016-17 season... at least.— Squawka Football (@Squawka) August 10, 2020
Only a Bruno Fernandes penalty could beat him. 🤯 pic.twitter.com/IH9OEE13ip
Since the start of the 2017/18 season, Bruno Fernandes has taken 21 penalties in league and European competition:— Squawka Football (@Squawka) August 10, 2020
He does not miss. pic.twitter.com/fYf45zjKrx
Feature image courtesy: AFP / Wolfgang Rattay