Manchester United, often abbreviated to Man Utd, are one of the most famous (if not the most famous) soccer teams in the world. Nicknamed “the Red Devils,” and playing out of the iconic Old Trafford stadium, Man Utd are one of the most successful teams in world soccer. Man Utd has enjoyed several periods of continued success, with the so-called Busby Years and Ferguson years being the most spectacular. Under the guidance of Matt Busby, between 1945 and 1969, Manchester United became famous around the globe.
The title winning side of 1956 were labelled “the Busby Babes” as the average age of the squad was only 22-years-old.
Sadly, the lives of eight of those players and those of 15 others, were lost in the Munich air disaster on February 6, 1958 when the plane they were travelling on crashed while attempting to take off.
Another hugely successful period in the club’s history was when Sir Alex Ferguson was at the helm. Man Utd won 13 of their 20 First Division and Premier League titles under Ferguson, won the League Cup four times, the FA Cup six times (12 in total), the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, and the UEFA Champions League twice.
Since Ferguson retired from his role of manager at the end of the 2012/13 season, Man Utd has gone through a transitional period that has seen them only qualify for the Champions League twice.
Last season, Louis Van Gaal guided the team to a fifth place finish and an FA Cup, but was sacked two days after lifting the later, being replaced before the 2016/17 season by the legendary Jose Mourinho.
Mourinho is considered to be the best soccer manager in the world. This, coupled with a large transfer budget, should see Man Utd challenging for top honors again. Will you be betting on Man Utd winning the Premier League this season?
Man Utd Next Regular Season Game
Whoever Man Utd play in their next regular season game will almost certainly see them start as favorites to win. Who do Manchester United play next? Let us find out.
Man Utd Game Schedule
Keep this calendar handy because it shows the full Man Utd game schedule for the entire season and allows you to more easily plan your bets well in advance.
What Are The Current Man Utd Standings
Bookmakers price Manchester United as second favorites to win the Premier League, which means they should be there or thereabouts come the end of the season.
Manager Jose Mourinho has stated he is going all out to win the title, but how close is he to achieving that goal? The current Man Utd standings reveal all.
Man Utd Online Betting Tips
Priced at +333 to win the league, Manchester United are second favorites behind Manchester City. Jose Mourinho has a superb record of delivering trophies, so this represents good value in our opinion.
So far, Man Utd have made two signings. Henrikh Mkhitaryan has joined from Borussia Dortmund and will add some strength to the midfield, while Sweden’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic will add flair and guile to the frontline.
Speaking of Ibrahimovic, he is around +900 third favorite to finish as the top scorer in the Premier League in 2016/17. This does seem like a gamble considering his age and the fact he has never played in England before, but if anyone can do it, Zlatan can.
Man Utd are formidable at their Old Trafford home; no teams like to visit there. Last season, Man Utd had the second best home record, losing only two games for a 12-2-5 record. Expect much of the same this coming season.
Defense was the name of the game under the departed Van Gaal, and it resulted in Man Utd having the best defense in the league. They only conceded 35 goals, and only nine of them were let in at home.
Man Utd’s problems last season was scoring goals; they only managed 49 of them which ranked them 11th in the Premier League. They failed to score 10 times in 38 games, which is almost unheard of in Manchester United circles.
Twenty-one of Man Utd’s games finished with under 2.5 goals, we would expect this to be much lower this season, especially if Man Utd mange to sign Paul Pogba from Juventus for what would be a world record transfer fee.
Another bet to look for would be for Anthony Martial to finish as top goalscorer at +2500 as you can often place an each way bet that pays ¼ odds on four places.
Martial scored 11 goals in 31 games for Man Utd last season, but had a bitterly disappointing Euro 2016 with France, which makes me believe he will come back to club football ready to prove a point.
Man Utd are the +700 favorites to win the UEFA Europa League, but those odds could change drastically depending on the draw as there are some very strong teams in the competition this season.
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