William Hill have enhanced their odds on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side securing a Champions League spot from Even money to an industry-best 6/4
Manchester United will be looking to bounce back into the Champions League places in the upcoming season. A turbulent campaign saw Jose Mourinho leave Old Trafford to be replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the dugout.
Despite the best ever start by a United manager, Solskjaer’s side won just two of their last nine Premier League games, slumping to sixth place in the top-flight.
William Hill are offering an enhanced price on a top four finish for the Red Devils in the 2019-20 season.
Originally priced up at Even money (2.0), the bookmaker are going 6/4 (2.50) that United are able to climb back into the Champions League qualification places.
That’s an industry-best quote at the time of writing, significantly bigger than the next best price which is 5/4 (2.25).
Having brought in Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James already, plenty more transfer activity is expected at Old Trafford over the coming weeks, both in and out of the club.
Talks have begun with Inter for the services of Romelu Lukaku and question marks remain over the future of Paul Pogba.
Regardless of any departures, Solskjaer looks set to add plenty more reinforcements given how far United finished behind their rivals. The club were five points off the top four and will be desperate for a return to Europe’s top table.
Harry Maguire is odds-on to be a Manchester United player by the time the window closes. That would add some much-needed steel to a team that had the ninth worst defensive record in the top-flight last term.
While it’s tough to see Manchester City, Liverpool or Tottenham slipping out of those coveted spots, question marks over Arsenal and Chelsea’s credentials may mean this enhanced price of 6/4 (2.50) appeals to prospective United backers.
The Blues finished third last time out, but the departure of Eden Hazard and their ongoing transfer ban will surely dent the chances of Frank Lampard keeping Chelsea in the top four.
The Gunners have plenty of issues of their own. Captain Laurent Koscielny refused to go on a pre-season tour to the USA and Unai Emery is yet to bring in any meaningful reinforcements. If funds are limited for the Spaniard, they too may struggle in the race to finish better than fifth next season.
Elsewhere in William Hill’s many ante post markets United are 33/1 (34.0) to win the Premier League title and 8/11 (1.73) to miss out on the top four. They begin their top-flight season against Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday August 11.
Get the latest Premier League enhanced odds with William Hill