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Manchester United ended their two-game winless run in style with a record-equalling 9-0 win over nine-man Southampton on Tuesday night.
Seven different players all got on the scoresheet with Anthony Martial’s brace and an own goal by Bednarek accompanied by strikes from Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Marcus Rashford, Edinson Cavani, Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes and Daniel James.
It was a much-needed fillip for the Red Devils, who had won only one of their last four Premier League fixtures and had most recently lost 2-1 at home to bottom-of-the-table Sheffield United, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are now 7/4 (2.75) with bet365 to finish in the top-two.
Only once in the last seven seasons since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club have United ended the campaign either first or second, but they are in good stead to do so this term with 44 points after 22 games.
Tuesday’s 9-0 win moved Solskjaer’s side to second in the league behind only rivals Manchester City, who have two games in hand, but such a big victory will no doubt have improved morale in the United camp, especially after a tepid draw against Arsenal in their previous outing.
The 20-time champions have now lost only one of their last 16 games, winning 11 of those to cement the Red Devils as, at the very least, contenders to finish in the top two.
Their tally of 13 victories this season is already only five short of their entire amount for all of last season, and United look set to top their total of 66 points they achieved in each of the last two campaigns.
Although they sit second, the Red Devils are third-favourites to win the league behind City at 1/4 (1.25) and 9/2 (5.50) Liverpool, with bet365 pricing the Red Devils at 12/1 (13.0) to end an eight-year wait for the title.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.