Manchester United At Their Biggest Odds Ever To Win The Premier League
Manchester United open their Premier League campaign on Sunday against Chelsea and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team have never been further away from winning the title, according to the bookmakers.
The bookies make Manchester United their highest ever odds to win the Premier League, with the Betfair Exchange making the Red Devils 43/1 fourth favourites to lift the title in May.
Solskjaer may have spent the summer trying to improve the Red Devils, signing Daniel James, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire, but the odds suggest that won't be enough to get them close to rivals Manchester City and Liverpool.
Speaking about the odds Betfair Exchange spokesperson, Sam Rosbottom said, "Over the years, Manchester United have fallen down the pecking list of favourites to win the Premier League and now punters on the Betfair Exchange have been backing them at 43/1, a sign of the times for a team that hasn't won the title in six years."
The fact that United's odds are so high but they remain fourth favourites for the title, with only Spurs between them and the top two, reflects just how far ahead last season's champions and runners-up are from everyone else.
City are once again odds on favourites and 1/2 to make it three titles in-a-row, which would make them only the third side to do so, with Liverpool 16/5 to finally end what will be 20 years without the title.
Spurs come in at 22/1 right now though Mauricio Pochettino's side's odds could be cut considerably depending on which of the transfer rumours connected to them comes in.
The north London side have been linked with Paulo Dybala, Bruno Fernandes, Philippe Coutinho and Giovani Lo Celso in recent days.
After United only Chelsea, 49/1, and Arsenal, 69/1 have odds less than 100/1, with Everton 299/1 next on the list, but no one is as far out as Leicester City's famous 5000/1 odds from their title winning season in 2015/16.
At the other end of the table Newcastle United's odds have dropped significantly when it comes to relegation, since Rafa Benitez left the club and was replaced with Steve Bruce.
Before the change of boss the Magpies were 6/1 for the drop but are now at 9/4, with only Burnley, Brighton, Norwich and Sheffield United more heavily fancied to go down.
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