Bookies Reckon Manchester United Will Miss Out on Top Four

Red Devils now 12/5 to qualify for the Champions League after a slow start to the 2020/21 football season, with Tottenham and Arsenal leapfrogging them in top-four market

Many football fans were expecting Manchester United to challenge for major honours this season, although the Red Devils have experienced a difficult start to the 2020/21 season and the bookies now take a dim view of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side landing a top-four spot in the Premier League this season.

United put together an excellent run of results to finish third last term, although defeats against Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur mean that the north-west giant are already lagging behind some of their rivals and they have drifted on the Premier League Top Four betting market.

Manchester United have “no chance” of winning title

We spoke with a betting industry insider who reckons that Manchester United can forget about challenging for the Premier League title this season and even a top four spot might be beyond them based on the early evidence so far.

The Red Devils missed out on Jadon Sancho on transfer deadline day, with the Borussia Dortmund forward remaining in Germany and even the capture of Edinson Cavani hasn’t convinced the layers that United will make an assault on the top four places.

“United have been friendless in the betting market after losing to Spurs,” the industry spokesperson told BetX.com this week. “Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is favourite on the Premier League Sack Race betting market and we now think Everton have as much chance of qualifying for the Champions League.”

Red Devils 12/5 to Land Premier League Top Four Spot

Manchester United have been struggling to the extent that they have drifted from 10/11 to 12/5 to qualify for next season’s Champions League by landing a top four spot in the Premier League. The defence have looked fairly shambolic after conceding eleven goals in three games, even if it’s still early days into the season.

Perhaps Solskjaer will benefit from having the international break and will start getting a better tune out of his squad of players when they all return for a trip to Newcastle United, although the form of Paul Pogba, Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes has been called into question.

Which Teams Are Favourites for Champions League Qualification?

Despite wobbly starts to the season, Liverpool and Manchester City are still among the favourites to qualify for the top four of the Premier League, while Chelsea are regarded as a shoo-in for third place behind them, although the battle for the final Champions League spot suddenly got very interesting.

Arsenal and Tottenham are among the favourites after strong starts and the bookies think that they are the likely pair to be duking it out, with Everton and United next in the betting followed by Leicester City and Wolves.

Tottenham in particular have looked impressive and appear to have built a squad built on strong foundations, with Spurs having Gareth Bale among others to come back.

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