Things do not get any easier for Manchester Utd after the international break with the arrival of Liverpool to Old Trafford on Sunday 20th October.
Studies into historical odds of Manchester Utd v Liverpool have been undertaken by whataretheodds.co.uk, and have revealed that Liverpool are in fact they shortest price they’e ever been to win at Old Trafford (4/5).
We may have to make do with the boredom of the International football in the meantime, but the bookmakers have been busy and have already revealed their odds for the first Premier League games back after the break and it doesn’t make good reading for Manchester Utd fans.
Its a game which has relevance, not just for three points for the winner in the Premier League table, but it’s the first time EVER in Premier League history that Liverpool have been odds on to beat Manchester Utd at Old Trafford – a loss for the home side could even see them take up one of the relegation places.
A number of bookmakers have priced Liverpool up as 4/5 favourites to take all three points back to Anfield, an odds on price which has yet to be seen since the inception of the Premier League back in 1992 ironically, since it was Alex Ferguson’s United side which took the Premier League title in its first year.
Callum Dunn, whataretheodds.co.uk spokesman commented:
It just shows how far Manchester Utd have fallen in the pecking order, and in reality the gulf in class between themselves and Liverpool at the moment who look far ahead in terms of squad quality, depth and league position. Who would back against Klopp’s side at the moment?
Manchester Utd’s manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has come under increasing pressure over the last fortnight, with his side now languishing only two points off the relegation trapdoor.
With rumours that former Juventus and AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri could be set to take over the Old Trafford hot seat the pressure is definitely on United to get a result.
Solskjaer is now into 7/2 to be the next Premier League manager to leave his post, while Manchester Utd are now into 50/1 to be relegated, an unthinkable price considering the Red Devils were quoted at 2000/1 at the start of the season.