Punters should avoid Mourinho’s Man United at all costs

Having a punt on the football over the weekend is one of life’s small pleasures as having a horse in the race always increases the excitement. You can be an Arsenal fan but get great satisfaction from a 1-0 win for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge when your bet of under 1.5 goals lands. The beautiful game comes to life and punters definitely have a better appreciation of the way the game is played as the action is monitored so intensely after you’ve put a few sterling down on a particular outcome.

Some teams are safer bets than others and finding those teams often means looking further afield than just the UK. Ajax will more often than not come through, Real Madrid are always good value for goals and Inter Milan will almost always shut out the opposition with a typical Italian masterclass in defending.

It’s all about finding teams that are settled both on and off the pitch as they will invariably win a game or worst-case scenario, draw away from home. Manchester United have been one of England’s most reliable teams for the past three decades with punters around the world always happy to back them for a win. The 2018/2019 season has seen the Red Devils consistent form fall way dramatically and the rule of thumb now has to be, as long as Mourinho is United manager, punters should be wary of backing them.

After having the second-best defence in the Premier League last season, United have now picked the ball out of their net seven times in their first league games. A 3-2 humiliation on the coast to Brighton and Hove Albion was followed up with a 3-0 thumping by Spurs at Old Trafford and in the blink of an eye Manchester United look completely at sea.

It has been such a disastrous start for the Red Devils that they have dropped to 50/1 to win the league in football betting, which speaks volumes when you consider only 270 minutes of football has been played in the new season. Things are only going from bad to worse for United and fans will be worried about the behaviour of manager Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho stormed out of his post-match press conference after the defeat to Spurs demanding that the journalists present provide him with more respect. It was an astonishing few minutes and what the powers that be at Manchester United made of it all is anyone’s guess.

It’s plainly obvious that there are fundamental problems in the Manchester United dressing room and a severe breakdown in relations between Jose Mourinho and the board. This can’t go on forever and one feels that Mourinho may well be on borrowed time at Old Trafford.

What can punters take from all of this? Keep Manchester United off your betting slip until there is a less volatile situation at Old Trafford. Losses to Brighton and Spurs may only be the beginning and things are bound to get a lot worse before they get any better.

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