Manchester United is arguably the biggest club in world football, let alone the English Premier League, and their fan-base is one that reaches to all corners of the globe. In short, if you haven’t heard of the Red Devils, you’ve most likely been in a coma for the last hundred years. The club is the most successful English side in terms of major trophies won; the Red Devils hold the most Premier League / First Division titles and the joint-highest FA Cup titles.
European success is also synonymous with the club with three European Cups / UEFA Champions League trophies as well as a Cup Winners Cup, European Super Cup, Intercontinental Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup (United are the only English club to have won this tournament).
Their greatest era is undoubtedly the 1990’s and 2000’s. In this period the club raised the Premier League trophy a staggering eleven times and won four FA Cups. The man at the helm throughout was Sir Alex Ferguson, arguably the greatest and most successful manager of all time. Ferguson led the side for 27 seasons, chalking up 1500 matches in charge.
A number of legendary players have called Manchester United home over the club’s rich history. Club heroes such as Paul Scholes, Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs were critical to the club’s best decades, and their longevity and loyalty is something modern players could really learn from. Giggs donned the red shirt an incredible 963 times across all competitions, the most for the club, while Scholes and Neville come in at 3rd (718) and 5th (602) respectively.
Older fans of the club will remember the impact of Bobby Charlton and Bill Foulkes, while contemporary fans will be hoping players like Anthony Martial fulfill their enormous potential. Since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United have struggled to regain their identity has a powerhouse of English football. While their performances have frustrated fans in recent seasons, you can be sure that this sleeping giant is never too far from reaching another period of long-term success.
Manchester United Next Game
Throughout the season you will find information regarding Manchester United’s next fixture right here, with direct links to numbers that the popular sportsbooks have released. Be sure to check that you have got the odds you are looking for before you place your wager and enjoy the game.
Manchester United Soccer Schedule
You will find Manchester United’s entire season schedule right here. Check out their latest results and take a look at odds for upcoming fixtures, or sort by home and away games to review trends and form. For past results, you can review lineups, match reports and statistics which will help give you the edge when deciding on your final bet.
Manchester United Scores And Standings
Below you will find Manchester United’s current Premier League standings, updated after every matchday. You can toggle home and away fixtures, review offensive production, view defensive statistics and even check out how United’s first and second half performances differ. There is a wealth of information available to you right here.
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Bet On Manchester United Games
Not too long ago, under the guidance of Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United used to be a sure bet, particularly at home. Their last minute goals in front of the Old Trafford faithful became almost an expectation at the height of their English Premier League supremacy. These days, however, the Red Devils are in somewhat of an identity crisis having been led by three different managers (four if you count Ryan Giggs as caretaker) over the last four seasons. The late goals have dried up. In fact, you could argue that goal-scoring has been a real issue for the club.
In the last four years of Ferguson’s reign, United averaged 85 goals scored per season. In the years since (from 2013/14 onwards) the average season goal tally has been just 58, including an abysmally low 49 (just one better than 17th-placed Sunderland) in the 2015/16 season. Under Jose Mourinho, a noted result-over-flamboyancy manager, it is unlikely this will change. These statistics are worth considering if you fancy a bet on the full-time score.
Scoring goals may be an issue for United, however conceding goals is definitely not. With one of the world’s best goalkeepers in David de Gea between the posts, United conceded the equal-fewest goals in the recent 2015/16 season. de Gea kept an amazing 15 clean sheets in that season and averages a shutout once in every three matches. This phenomenal record is certainly something to consider when placing a wager on United.
Manchester United’s popularity is such that you could make a case for any other team being a rival. The Red Devils were the most difficult team to come up against during their two decades of dominance, and if you came home from Old Trafford with any sort of result, it was one well earned. Traditional big clubs Newcastle United, Aston Villa, Leeds United may be in the second tier of English football, but a cup tie against the Reds will generate a wealth of interest given the history of the club. These fixtures present a great opportunity to get United at better-than-usual odds.
In the Premier League, it feels like United have a rivalry match every other week. You have the Manchester Derby, bigger than ever thanks to the re-emergence of neighbors Manchester City, and the M62 Derby between United and Liverpool, the two most successful clubs in England and arguably the biggest rivalry of the lot. Then you have Arsenal, another old foe – who can forget the sideline jousts between Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger, two of the most successful managers of the modern era? Throw in other top clubs like Chelsea, Tottenham and Everton (Wayne Rooney, anyone?) and there is no doubt that Manchester United generate a stack of interest whenever they play. Be sure to look past the headlines and the odds when placing wagers on these matches.
One thing is a certainty – watching United play is always an engrossing affair, and with great odds across a variety of lines on all Premier League and European Cups fixtures the experience becomes that much more exciting.