Manchester United: 5 Reasons to Believe Referees Favor Manchester United

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Manchester United: 5 Reasons to Believe Referees Favor Manchester United
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Manchester United are clearly a very lucky football team.

For all their skill and raw talent in attack, the Red Devils have had a number of key moments of luck this year to assist them in their run to the Premier League title.

Liverpool Jonjo Shelvey's red card and Antonio Valencia's penalty decision both in the same match; Fernando Torres' red card and Javier Hernandez's game-winning goal as well—those instantly spring to mind as moments when United simply got lucky.

But is it more than just luck for the Manchester club?

Is there something deeper going on—something that rival clubs have been whinging about for decades—that perhaps the referees do in fact favor the Red Devils?

Here are five reasons that support the argument that this is in fact the case.

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