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Why has MU received so many incredible penalties this season? (Part 1)

MU has received a total of 18 penalties this season in all competitions. So what is the reason for this special situation?

Man Utd has been awarded 18 penalties in all competitions this season, including 13 in the Premier League. Most recently the controversial situation that Bruno Fernandes brought in the victory over Aston Villa.

But does MU benefit from luck or is there a reason they have won a lot of penalties? Here are all 18 decisions to award penalties for the “Red Devils”.

1. Marcus Rashford vs Chelsea (August 11, 2019) 

Rashford broke into the penalty area and turned the ball inward, causing Kurt Zouma to make a foul. It was a poor defensive act, after which Rashford scored from the penalty spot.

Verdict: Penalty clear

2. Paul Pogba vs Wolves (August 19, 2019)

Pogba and Martial organized the match and when the French midfielder turned the ball in the box, he fell under the outstretched legs of Conor Coady. Defender Wolves tried to talk about the fact that Pogba intentionally stumbled on his foot, even though the MU star failed.

Verdict: Clever fall but nonetheless a penalty

3. Marcus Rashford vs Crystal Palace (August 24, 2019)

Martial controlled the ball in the box and Scott McTominay stumbled under the impact of Luka Milivojevic. This time Rashford received a penalty but was unsuccessful.

Verdict: Penalty clear

4. Marcus Rashford vs Leicester City (September 24, 2019)

Leicester’s Caglar Soyuncu stretches his foot to the side as Rashford gets in the box.

Verdict: Penalty clear

Second chance helped Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford ...

5. Anthony Martial vs Partizan Belgrade (October 24, 2019)

From the left, Brandon Williams accelerated to overcome Nemanja Miletic and the defender’s desperate effort made the opponent fall. Martial converted a penalty successfully.

Verdict: Penalty clear

6. Marcus Rashford vs Norwich City (October 27, 2019)

This was a penalty decided by VAR when Ben Godfrey nudged Daniel James into the penalty area to receive the ball from Martial. 

Verdict: Penalty clear

The thugs ruin the life of Sir Alex

Ronnie Wallwork won the Premier League at the age of 23 and was a great hope at Old Trafford, but he lost everything behind bars in prison.

In 1997, Wallwork was one of the most promising young talents of English football. The midfield in 1977 was the follow-up to the Manchester United training facility, which produced the famous “92 generation”.

Nearly two decades later, while many of his peers have achieved success in the Premier League, Wallwork has buried his career with thugs.

Premier League champion

Born in Manchester, Wallwork grew up with a love of Manchester United and quickly revealed his football talent. At the age of 15, he joined the MU youth team and signed a professional contract just 2 years later.

After helping MU win the FA Cup for young teams, Wallwork along with Michael Owen, Jamie Carragher or Matthew Upson attended the U20 World Cup in Malaysia. In 1996, Wallwork received the title of the best young player in England.

At the age of 19, Wallwork had his first team debut. In the period 1997-2001, he played more games for the “Red Devils”. In the 2000/01 season, this defensive midfielder played enough matches for MU to be awarded the Premier League championship medal.

Wallwork played 16 matches for MU that season, helping the “Red Devils” away from Arsenal in the championship race. The progress on the pitch and the roots of Manchester made Wallwork expected to become a new symbol at Old Trafford.

It was Sir Alex Ferguson who publicly defended this player after the serious scandals of that time. Coach MU regarded him as the jewel of the red half of Manchester.

Imperfect nature

It all started in August 1999, while playing in Belgium on loan from MU, Wallwork got into a scandal that threatened the referee.

After Antwerp’s team lost to La Louviere and lost the promotion ticket, Wallwork and Danny Higginbotham (another MU player) chased referee Amand Ancion in the tunnel and threatened to kill him.

Belgian media reported that Wallwork and Higginbotham even grabbed and slapped the referee Ancion. “This is an unprecedented scandal and no one can defend the two MU stars,” said Paul Bistiaux, an Antwerp official.

The Belgian Football Association initially issued a lifetime ban on Wallwork and a one-year ban on Higginbotham. A Belgian court later reduced its ban on Wallwork to 3 years.

However, thanks to Ferguson’s advocacy and appeal, both players continued to play in England. The Scottish tactician even flew to Belgium to protect the two students.

Ferguson probably didn’t expect that it was just the beginning of Wallwork’s notorious career. Not only threatened to kill the referee, the defensive midfielder also interacted with many rogue parts of society, and this has brought consequences for him later.

Top 10 richest bosses in the Premier League

Top 10 richest bosses in the Premier League have the appearance of 2 Chinese billionaires and a Thai businessman.

The Premier League is on the rise with the Saudi crown prince Mohammed Bin Salma’s acquisition of 80 shares of Newcastle. If the deal is completed, Mohammed Bin Salma will become the richest boss of the No. 1 league of the fog country.

In fact, Mohammed Bin Salman’s personal wealth is “only” around £ 7 billion. However, the value of his PiF Investment Fund amounted to 260 billion pounds. In addition, the second most powerful person in Saudi Arabia is said to be managing the family’s wealth with more than £ 1.3 trillion.

Because Mohammed Bin Salma’s acquisition of Newcastle has not been completed, the No. 1 position in the Top 10 richest owners in the Premier League belongs to Sheikh Mansour, owner of Man City Club. Sheikh Mansour’s assets are around 17.7 billion pounds (another statistic is 23.3 billion pounds).

Behind Sheikh Mansour is none other than Roman Abramovich, who has loved Chelsea for more than a decade. The Russian tycoon is worth £ 9.6 billion.

In the Top 10 richest owners in the Premier League, there are two businessmen from China, Guo Guangchang (4th, Wolves) and Gao Jisheng (7th, Southampton). If Guo Guangchang owned a fortune worth £ 5.2 billion, Gao Jisheng’s net worth was £ 3.1 billion.

Leicester City owner Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha is also in the Top 10 richest bosses in the Premier League. Specifically, Srivaddhanaprabha ranked 6th with a net worth of 4.6 billion pounds.

Top 10 richest bosses in the Premier League

1. Sheikh Mansour (Man City – £ 17.7 billion)

2. Roman Abramovich (Chelsea – £ 9.6 billion)

3. Stan Kroenke (Arsenal – £ 6.8 billion)

4. Guo Guangchang (Wolves – £ 5.2 billion)

5. Nassef Sawiris (Aston Villa – £ 5 billion)

6. Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha (Leicester City – $ 4.6 billion)

7. Joe Lewis (Tottenham – £ 3.9 billion)

8. The Glazer Family (MU – £ 3.6 billion)

9. Gao Jisheng (Southampton – £ 3.1 billion)

10. Joshua Harris (Crystal Palace – £ 2.7 billion)