Manchester United’s recent uptake in Premier League form this month has seen the Old Trafford side’s odds of a top-4 finish domestically slashed significantly, particularly in the immediate aftermath of their 3-0 win over West Ham United over the weekend.
United, who returned to Premier League action at home over the weekend, took in a 1-nil lead at half time at Old Trafford, with Danish forward, Rasmus Højlund turning in his fourth consecutive league goal, with a fierce effort from the edge of the area.
And countering in the second half early, Argentine winger, Alejandro Garnacho – continued his form on the right hand side of United’s midfield, cutting in on his left foot to see a deflected effort fly past substitute keeper, Lukasz Fabianski.
Capitalizing on a loose touch, Scottish midfielder Scott McTominay linked up with Garnarcho on the right hand side of midfield once more late in the day, with the Argentine firing past Fabianski for his second, as United romped home to a 3-0 win.
And paired with Premier League leaders, Liverpool’s shocking 3-1 loss to Arsenal in London yesterday evening, United have seen odds of a top-4 finish in the league cut to as low as +900.
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Last week to boot, United continued their recent good form with in a memorable trip to Molineux, taking on Wolverhampton Wanderers.
And it was more of the same in the opening 45 minutes, with Marcus Rashford expertly firing home first-time from the edge of the box, amid severe scrutiny following a trip to Belfast earlier the week prior.
15 minutes later, the above-mentioned, Højlund would land a scrappy second for United to give them a 0-2 lead at half time. Pegged back to 1-2 in the second half, an effort from Pablo Sarabia from the spot gave the host’s hope, before substitute, McTominay headed home from a corner soon their after.
However, pushing the match to 2-3 with five minutes to play, Jacob Kilman scuffed home, before Brazilian winger, Antony allowed Wolves to counter, and equalize in emphatic fashion with Pedro Neto cutting in and firing past Andre Onana at his near post with a stunning effort.
Heralded in recent weeks for his standout performances, combining with fellow academy product, Omari Forson, midfield prospect, Kobbie Manioo skipped past two challenges outside the area before curling an effort inside Jose Sa’s left-hand post with the last kick of the game – with 90+7 minutes played away from home.
With the title race hotting up supremely between Liverpool, Arsenal, and defending champion’s Manchester City, who survived a scare against Brentford for an away-day win tonight, the top-four race likely to contain any combination of the three, and potentially Tottenham Hotspur – appear poised to be joined by Manchester United according to the bookies.