Manchester United betting favorites to win Fulham clash

Manchester United closing as betting favorites to win Fulham clash as Luke Shaw ruled out through injury setback

Returning to Old Trafford this weekend for a Saturday kick-off with London side, Fulham, recently high-flying Manchester United are closing as rather decent betting favorites to beat the visitors, with Erik ten Hag facing fresh injury doubts amid confirmation that star full back, Luke Shaw will be sidelined for at least 12 weeks.

United, who have won four of their most recent Premier League matches, continued that winning run over the course of last weekend at Kenilworth Road, with an early double from in-form striker, Rasmus Højlund enough to see off promoted side, Luton Town despite a spirited effort.

The victory came as United clawed back a 1-2 win on the road against Unai Emery’s Aston Villa, with Højlund scoring, before a late goal from Scott McTominay led United to victory on the road in their Premier League reverse.

And ahead of Fulham’s trip to The Theatre of Dreams this weekend, Manchester United are available as low as -188 – with ggbet offering punters and fans the chance to bet on multiple markets ahead of this weekend’s Premier League return – as the title race continues to hot up before a May conclusion. 

However, ahead of this weekend’s return against Fulham, United will be without full back, Shaw, who was forced off in the opening 45 minutes against Luton last weekend – with Victor Lindelof replacing the former Southampton man. 

Sidelined for a minimum of 12 weeks, Shaw joins fellow defender stalwart, Lisandro Martinez, who was forced off late on in a dominant home win against West Ham at Old Trafford earlier this year. 

Chasing UEFA Champions League places with the potential promise of a fifth position proving enough for top-tier European qualification for United, Dutch coach, ten Hag appears to have the full backing of new minority owner, Sir Jim Ratcliffe this week, who pointed to an unfavorable “environment” at Old Trafford which has seen prior successful coaches fail in the past.

“The short term issue is we want to get into the Champions League,” Ratcliffe told BBC. “It’s a two-to-three season challenge to get the organization and environment right, to get the performances on the field and win football matches. That involves the design and structure of the organization being correct.”

“In the last 11 years, Manchester United have had a lot of coaches and nobody has been very successful in that environment,” Ratcliffe expained. “That says to me there is something wrong with the environment. It is not constructive for me to blame anyone, it’s just a fact. My focus is on how I change that environment to get the best out of the coach and squad.” 

Last season, ten Hag guided United to a third place finish in his first season in English football, behind both Arsenal and eventual champions, Manchester City — as well as landing a Carabao Cup win over Newcastle, and succumbing to a 2-1 loss to City in the pair’s season concluder in an FA Cup final showdown — with the club striking silverware for the first time since the departure of veteran Portuguese head coach, Jose Mourinho.

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