Man United Now Second Favourites for Premier League After Special Appointment

May 26, 2016, 14:53 ET from Betfred

MANCHESTER, England, May 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Manchester United are clear 9/2 second favourites with Betfred to win the Premier League next season after a very special appointment!

Both punters and  fans have given a big thumbs up to Jose Mourinho taking the top job  at Old Trafford.

Betfred have cut the Reds to 9/2 from 11/2 to be Premier League champions next season - clear second favourites behind Manchester City but ahead of Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham.

Mourinho's reported appointment follows three days of talks between the celebrated Portuguese manager's representative and United officials with the problems over this image rights blamed for the delay in announcing him as the headline-grabbing successor to unpopular Louis van Gaal.

Dutchman van Gaal was sacked on Monday  - 48 hours after winning the FA Cup but the team's fifth-place Premier League finish and therefore missing out on  Champions League qualification sealed van Gaal's fate.

Now all eyes are on the battle to be top dogs in Manchester with City's also having a new high-profile boss in Mourinho's long-standing great rival Pep Guardiola.

Betfred have United 15/8 to finish above City next season and in a series of Specials for the Special One 28/1 that Mourinho will deliver a Premier League-FA cup double to Old Trafford in his first season.

Mourinho will for sure splash the cash to get United back at the top table both on the domestic front and in Europe. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is 1/7 with Betfred that he'll sign during the summer transfer window with John Stones 5/2, Harry Kane and Paul Pogba (both 8/1) with Cristiano Ronaldo 16/1 to leave Real Madrid for a sensational return to the Reds.

Meanwhile Betfred boss and United fan Fred Done reacted to the news,

"I'm delighted we've got Mourinho. Let's hope the Special one brings the Premier League back to Old Trafford."


     Man Utd To Win Premier League                               9/2
      Man Utd To Finish Top                                       4/9
          Man Utd To Finish Above Chelsea Next Season                8/11
          Man Utd To Finish Above Man City Next Season               15/8
    Man Utd To Be Unbeaten At Home In League Next Season       14/1
      Man Utd To Be Unbeaten In League Next Season              100/1
     Man Utd To Win Fa Cup                                       7/1
     Man Utd To Win League Cup                                   8/1
      Man Utd To Win Europa League                               12/1
            Win A Trophy In First Season In Charge                      5/2
           To Do The League Double Over Man City                      10/1
           To Do The League Double Over Chelsea                        8/1
     To Do The League Double Over Arsenal                        8/1
     To Do The League Double Over Liverpool                      5/1

Trophy multiples 

    Premier League & Fa Cup                                    28/1
    Premier League & Capital One Cup                           33/1
    Fa Cup & Capital One Cup                                   33/1
    Premier League & Europa League                             50/1
    Capital One Cup & Europa League                            50/1
    Europa League & Fa Cup                                     60/1
    Premier League, Fa Cup And Capital One Cup                150/1
    Premier League, Europa League And Capital One Cup         275/1
    Europa League, Fa Cup And Capital One Cup                 300/1
    Premier League, Fa Cup & Europa League                    300/1
    Premier League, Europa League, Fa Cup & Capital One Cup  1000/1

SOURCE Betfred