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Manchester United backed to mount title challenge in upcoming Premier League season amid summer transfer spend

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In the wake of a continued summer of spending, Manchester United have been priced as decent runners to mount a title challenge in this season’s Premier League – as they look to land their first championship win since Sir Alex Ferguson’s finale back in 2013.

Under Dutch coach, Erik ten Hag last season, United finished third in the Premier League, behind just second placed, Arsenal, and eventual title winners, Manchester City.

As far as domestic competitions go for the Old Trafford side, they managed to pick up a Carabao League Cup title with a 2-0 win over UEFA Champions League qualifiers, Newcastle United – before dropping a a loss to eventual treble winners, City in an FA Cup final in a Wembley return in May.

And off the back of a promising start to the tenure of former Ajax head coach, ten Hag, bookies have placed United on certain markets as short as +850 to outright win the Premier League this season.

A host of casino are also offering more than just outright betting on Premier League title winners to boot – with Erling Haaland likely to gain much interest in the golden boot race, alongisde current Spurs frontman, Harry Kane – after the Norweigan won the accolade in his debut season in English football. 

United’s pricing in current markets can be pointed likely toward a summer which has already seen the acquisiton of three prime targets – as well as the offloading of numerous veteran performers, including club legend, David de Gea, following a topsy-turvy season for the Spanish shot stopper.

In the Spaniard’s place comes Cameroonian sweeper keeper, Andre Onana – with the UEFA Champions League finalist once more linking up with former Ajax head coach, ten Hag, after his graduation from a heralded one of numerous youth programes at FC Barcelona’s, La Masia acadmey. 

Signing from London rivals, Chelsea after weeks of negotiations, English international engine, Mason Mount has been added to bolster United’s midfield – with pre season showing already seeing the boyhood Chelsea product tried alongside Casemiro, Christian Eriksen, and fellow playmaker, Bruno Fernandes in a midfield three – as well as youth academy prospect, Kobbie Mainoo. 

And in arguably the most high-profile signing of the summer so far for United, Danish striker, Rasmus Holjund has finally joined the Manchester club following another long, drawn-out transfer saga.

Missing the opportunity to feature in friendlies against both RC Lens at Old Trafford, and Basque-side, Athletic Bilbao in Dublin the following day this weekend, the former Atalanta and Copenhagen talent took to the soccer field at Old Trafford on Saturday, greeted by attending fans as part of his presentation. 

In terms of other potential comings at United this summer – they appear to solely rely on a host of potential outgoings.

Moroccan midfielder, Sofyan Amrabat – who garnered much attention following his exploits at last winter’s FIFA World Cup, has been identified as a potential repalcement for either Brazilian midfielder, Fred, or Scott McTominay should either depart Old Trafford. Italian side, Fiorentina are expected to entertain offers in the region of €30,000,000 for Ambarat’s services.

In defence, while Monaco upstart, Axel Disasi seems set to make a move to Chelsea to replace the injured Wesley Fofana, should former club captain, Harry Maguire make a rumored move to captial side, West Ham United – ten Had has reportedly called for the club to replace the England center half with French talent, Jean-Clair Todibo from Ligue 1 side, OGC Nice. 

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