Manchester United’s 3-1 win over Chelsea on 18th September was the last time that the Red Devils earned a rave review for a performance, with the subsequent two months seeing Sir Alex Ferguson’s team thrashed by Manchester City and dumped out of the Champions League.
The champions of England have continued to win the majority of their Premier League matches, although goals have been much tougher to score, with victories against Everton, Sunderland, Swansea and Aston Villa coming by a single goal.
United should have too much in the tank for Wolves on Saturday, especially after that bitter disappointment against Basel on Wednesday, although lumping on at odds of 2/9 (bet365 – £200 free bets) is not for the faint-hearted and the absence of Nemanja Vidic does not make the defence particularly watertight.
Wanderers were unlucky not to claim a point at Old Trafford last season and will come into the game with plenty of confidence after coming from behind to beat Sunderland last weekend, something that moved them four points clear of the drop zone.
The visitors are 11/2 (Betfred – £50 free bets) to claim a point at Old Trafford and capitalise on the current malaise at the club, with Mick McCarthy’s side a 14/1 chance to scoop all three points and it could be a good time to be playing the Red Devils.
After all, Javier Hernandez is injured for United and Wayne Rooney has failed to find the net in the past month, with his last Premier League goal coming against Chelsea in September. Even so, Rooney might be encouraged by his England ban being reduced to two games and bet365 will have plenty of backers when it comes to First Goalscorer betting at 10/3.