Manchester United Win Specials After Solskjaer Departure

Grant McQuillan

Next Manchester United Manager Odds

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ERIK TEN HAG @ 10/1

To Win Their Next five Games: Chelsea (A), Arsenal (H), Crystal Palace (H), Norwich (A), Brentford (A)

Manchester United could well experience the post-manager sacking syndrome of simply revitalising their belief and ability without the man seemingly pulling them down. The club have lacked tactical analysis and ability for much of this season and other than the home victories over Leeds United and Newcastle United, they have played nothing like a team set up in a certain direction, and perhaps taking this anchor away from them might just be the difference.

It's doubtful Michael Carrick will change too much as much of his time in coaching has been on the side of Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, both, of course, have not been successful as the main man, so it's tough to see how the ex-midfielder does much.

With this in mind, perhaps that's what they need: shackles off and attack, attack, attack. Now, first up for them is the away trip to Chelsea, and in reality, it couldn't be timed any worse. Oddly enough, Solskjaer's record against Chelsea was exceptional and he even won at Stamford Bridge twice last season, winning 2-0 in the Premier League and 2-1 in the League Cup. Now, United are an extraordinary 5/1 to win, however.

Soon after, they face Arsenal at home where they have had a torrid record as Solskjaer couldn't seem to beat the Gunners bar an FA Cup clash in 2019. 'Easier' games follow with the visit of Crystal Palace and away trips to Norwich City and Brentford, with the latter facing off against United for the first time in the Premier League which could mean anything.

Our prediction is United likely win the games against the smaller clubs, but beating Chelsea and Arsenal back-to-back is near-impossible to argue right now. United are 12/1 to win their next three games with Carrick currently in charge and 22/1 to also beat Palace, Norwich and Brentford on top of that.

Manchester United Win Specials

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MAN UTD TO WIN THEIR NEXT 3 PL FIXTURES: CHELSEA (A), ARSENAL (H), CRYSTAL PALACE (H) (WAS 8/1) @ 12/1

Manchester United Win Specials

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TO WIN THEIR NEXT FIVE GAMES: CHELSEA (A), ARSENAL (H), CRYSTAL PALACE (H), NORWICH (A), BRENTFORD (A) @ 22/1

Manchester United Win Specials

In United's current standing, losing all their next three games makes a lot more sense despite the odds being 50/1 to lose all three. A defeat at Stamford Bridge is likely, hence Chelsea's 11/20 price tag and United's dramatic 5/1 underdog status.

Against Arsenal, they've failed to beat the north London side since that 2019 FA Cup clash where Alexis Sanchez, Anthony Martial, and Jesse Lingard scored with now-Chelsea Romelu Lukaku leading the line; that says it all about the length of time it's been since beating the Gunners.

Solskjaer would then fail to win the next five games against them, even losing at Old Trafford last season thanks to a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang penalty. A draw in the reverse fixture came next, but United haven't even scored against Arsenal in the league since September 2019 in a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford, meaning in their past five league meetings, the scoreline reads 6-1 in favour of the Londoners.

Should United lose these two games, to complete the bet, Palace must reign supreme in Manchester too, something they did last season on the opening day. In fact, United haven't won at home against them since 2017 which in itself is absolutely incredible.

The Eagles won 3-1 last year on Red Devils' soil, 2-1 the year prior, and a draw the season before that. Jose Mourinho last defeated them at Old Trafford and to put in perspective how long ago that was, Marouane Fellaini scored twice in that 4-0 win alongside Lukaku and Juan Mata, with a back four consisting of Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young.

At 50/1, this bet, based on history, is nowhere near as crazy as it seems.

Manchester United Win Specials

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MAN UTD TO LOSE THEIR NEXT 3 PL FIXTURES: CHELSEA (A), ARSENAL (H), CRYSTAL PALACE (H) @ 50/1


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