Jose Mourinho. Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Paul Pogba. Title favourites. Three straight wins. And then what? What’s going on at Manchester United right now? We have asked Robin Bylund, Premier League tipping expert for BettingTips4you.com to provide his view on what season is going to be for the Red Devils.
Everything looked exactly that perfectly fine as you expected when Manchester United kicked off the season with easy wins against Bournemouth and Southampton, just to take a real ”typical Manchester United win” when they won it late against Hull.
But three games later, against Feyenoord, arch rivals Manchester City and then Watford on Sunday; they’ve added three defeats to their name and every football fan are left wondering what’s going on at Old Trafford?
I was certainly not alone when I picked Manchester United as my favourites to win the title, after the fantastic summer they had. The early arrival of José Mourinho sat the tone and with the addition of “I-win-the-league-wherever-I-go”, or Zlatan if you prefer, it looked like something special was going on in the red part of Manchester.
Fantastic players like Mkhitaryan, Bailly and of course Paul Pogba was then added and there must have been shivers down the backs of Chelsea, City, Arsenal and Liverpool fans when they saw what they were up to.
I wouldn’t go as far as say that their chances of winning the title are dead already by mid September but two straight losses, while City marches on and a team like Liverpool have shown themselves extremely strong, at least throws around the dices. And I can’t call The Red Devils favourites anymore.
At the same time, this is the chance for gamblers and the odds’ are now way better then they were a month ago. You can now bet on Manchester United to win the Premier League at 14 times the money with PaddyPower.
My biggest concern is whether Wayne Rooney or José Mourinho has the more saying in the dressing room and around Carrington. If Rooney is untouchable I can’t see the end of the crises, but as soon as he’s dropped there should be chances for others to step in and a better team to develop.
I want to see players as Pogba, Mkhitaryan, Herrera, Mata, Martial and Zlatan. While Rooney and Fellaini does it better somewhere high up the stands at Old Trafford for the coming games.