More Problems on their Way at Manchester United

More Problems on their Way at Manchester United

Now is not a good time to be a Manchester United fan. It’s not that great supporting Liverpool either but at least they have some recent silverware to keep the dust off. The two clubs meet at Old Trafford on Monday, so let’s look ahead to the game and some of the odds available.

By the time this match begins, Manchester United could be nine points behind the league leaders. Even worse, the side top of the table is likely to be Manchester City. Liverpool fans needn’t start smiling at the misfortune of their rivals as they themselves could be seven points off the top of the table.

A new season is supposed to be full of hope and anticipation of a successful few months. That’s not the case at all for Manchester United. There’s speculation over whether Cristiano Ronaldo will stay at the club, gossip about the ownership of the club and appalling results.

Even the worst players on FIFA22 could do better than United at present. The only thing to put a smile on the face of a United fan this month has been reading a Ryan Giggs love poem.

In days gone by, United would expect six points if starting the season against Brighton and Hove Albion and Brentford. Not in 2022/2023 though and United are bottom of the table after two terrible defeats. It’s not the best of times to be hosting Liverpool at Old Trafford and knowing the club won’t be in the Champions League group draw at the end of the week.

United are 150/1 at 10bet to win the Premier League this season. Unibet offer 25/1 on them being relegated and Liverpool fans will hope that’s alongside Everton. United were relegated in the 1970s so don’t believe it might not happen again.

Erik Ten Hag must wonder why he left Ajax. His new set of players make mistake after mistake and he’s struggling in the transfer market. You can get 4/1 at Paddy Power on him being the next Premier League manager to leave his club. The next game at Southampton could be a tense one as Ralph Hasenhuttl is the current 2/1 favourite at 888sport in that particular market.

There is too much uncertainty at Old Trafford both on and off the pitch. They are 4/1 at William Hill to beat Liverpool. 4/1 to win a home game at Old Trafford just about sums up the mess United are in. Perhaps they should play the line-up that beat Liverpool 4-0 in a cash making match in Bangkok last month?

Having just conceded four goals at Brentford, you have to wonder how their defensive line-up is going to cope against Liverpool. A win would change everything of course but the pressure is on United and it’s going to stay there for a fair while.

Liverpool have not made the start they’d have been hoping for. They would have been confident of six points being earned against Fulham and Crystal Palace but only have two. With Manchester City having comfortably won both their games, there is a worrying gap already and it’s still August.

Darwin Nunez looked promising against Fulham but then got himself sent off against Palace. Liverpool won’t want to go a third Premier League game without a win, especially if City and Arsenal win at the weekend. They are out to 11/2 at Betfair to win the Premier League and those odds would lengthen further if they don’t beat United.

You can get odds of 6/10 at 888sport on them getting an away win on Monday. With the two clubs having already conceded nine league goals between them this season, 8/15 at Coral on both teams scoring looks a decent bet. Liverpool are 15/8 at Betfred to win with both teams scoring, another bet that looks worth placing.