Manchester United are priced at 8/1 in the betting markets to win the FA Cup for the first time in six years.
The road to Wembley has already begun with the third round is set to take place in January, and United are set to face Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa, who will see the competition as their only chance to pick up silverware this season.
Of course, Leicester City made history back in May when they lifted the trophy for the first time in their history, beating Chelsea 1-0 in the final.
Gerrard will be trying to make history by winning Villa’s eight FA Cup – a trophy they haven’t lifted since 1957 – but Ralf Rangnick’s United stand in their way and the Red Devils should be looking to go all the way this season.
The FA Cup gives Rangnick an opportunity to add a trophy to his CV and that would only help him have a greater influence at the club moving forward into his future consultancy role.
It was Louis van Gaal who brought us the last FA Cup triumph in 2016, only to get sacked days later, and United fans are craving some silverware. Something for the new manager to build on after Rangnick imposes his winning mentality in the dressing room.
2022 FA Cup winner odds
Leicester City are 16/1 to retain their title this season, while Man City are the favourites to win the FA Cup. Make sure you are signed up for the best William Hill UK offers before the third round kicks off.
- Man City 10/3
- Chelsea 6/1
- Liverpool 6/1
- Man Utd 8/1
- Tottenham 12/1
- Arsenal 14/1
- Leicester City 16/1
- West Ham 22/1
- Leeds 25/1
- Aston Villa 28/1
All odds courtesy of William Hill are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.
Rangnick disappointed by FA Cup draw
The German said he was disappointed by United’s FA Cup draw against Villa.
Rangnick told the club website: “We didn’t get the easiest draw in the FA Cup to be honest against Aston Villa, we now play them two times in one week.
“It’s one of three direct Premier League duels in the FA Cup, so there were a few easier draws possible but in the end it’s like another Premier League game and this is exactly how we will approach these games.”