Let’s finally dispel a widely-held myth. Manchester United are not awarded the most penalties in the Premier League.
In fact, in the list of most spot-kicks awarded since the competition’s creation in 1992 they aren’t even in second place.
After years of ribbing over 'Fergie time' and referees giving United the benefit of the doubt when a man in a red shirt hits the deck at the Stretford End, fans of the Old Trafford club may feel an air of vindication when they see that Liverpool have been given the most penalties in Premier League history with 119.
Sportsmail on Monday reported that referee Anthony Taylor privately believes Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling tricked him into awarding a penalty for Brendan Rodgers’ side at Stoke City last weekend.
One more of those and they’ll hit 120.
Arsenal have been awarded six more penalties than United (111), with 117, putting them in second place.