Manchester United are now as short as 8/1 to win this season’s Premier League, according to bookmaker Betfair.
The odds previously were right out at 219/1 after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side lost 6-1 to Tottenham at Old Trafford earlier in the season, but a big improvement in recent weeks has seen a positive change.
If Manchester United draw away at Burnley tonight they will move one point clear of Liverpool at the top of the Premier League, but the aim is to win the match and move three points adrift of the Scousers before visiting them.
But is it the right time to throw money on United winning the league? Obviously, you won’t get a better price if things keep improving, so now is the time to visit here and consider the chances of the Red Army taking the Premier League crown back where it belongs.
Odds on United to win the league
- Before last season: 43/1
- Before this season: 19/1
- Losing 6/1 to Spurs: 219/1
- Ahead of Burnley match: 8/1
Liverpool don’t seem to be as strong as they were a year ago and although Man City have struggled, I think they are the strongest of the bunch and have a number of easy fixtures coming up.
City found their groove against us in the Carabao Cup semi-finals and won the match 2-0. Solskjaer’s men conceded two avoidable goals on the night and crashed out the competition, throwing away another shot at a first trophy for Solskjaer as United manager.
However, all United can do is worry about themselves and keep winning football matches. It helps having your best players available so a big fear of mine this season is being without Bruno Fernandes for a sustained period. He is what makes our team tick and he seems to contribute goals every week!
I would be lying if I said I wasn’t worried about the team defensively, especially from set-pieces and tonight against a side like Burnley it will probably become another game with a prime example of how not to defend corners.
Solskjaer makes the big decisions and I respect he will make mistakes along the way, but part of me hopes the board can support him in January by adding an experience defender to the mix.
Some are calling for Sergio Ramos but there’s got to be more to this player than experience.
Has the Spaniard got enough in the tank to lead United to Premier League glory?