Paul Pogba got the wrong side of Hector Bellerin, and Manchester United served up their fifth penalty in seven home league games.
Prior to that, it had taken them 101 league matches to concede the same number of penalties at Old Trafford. A bit hard to argue against the effects of having no fans in the stadium with numbers like that.
Either Manchester United have become exceptionally clumsy since lockdown, or referees really didn’t like getting on the wrong side of 75,000 locals. There is also the Pogba factor, of course.
He has given away three times as many penalties as any other Manchester United player since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over. Sunday’s was a particularly dismal specimen.