Manchester United are a best price of 13/2 with Paddy Power to finish in the top four in the Premier League after their resounding 5-1 victory at Cardiff on Saturday evening.
Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard were all on target for United, who cut loose and celebrated the freedom brought to them by the end of Jose Mourinho’s Old Trafford reign.
It is expected that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is merely keeping the manager’s seat warm for a new man next summer – perhaps Mauricio Pochettino – but he will do his own prospects of keeping the job in the long term plenty of good if his side can continue to play with the same verve for the remaining five months of the season.
The title may be beyond them, but United can still target silverware between now and May. They are a best price of 9/1* with Bet365 to win the FA Cup ahead of their third round tie against Reading, while they can be backed at 40/1* across the board to win the Champions League after being drawn to face PSG in the last 16.
Solskjaer’s stoppage time goal won the Champions League for United in 1999 – he will surely get the job on a permanent basis if he can guide them to victory in this season’s competition.
|*All odds quoted are subject to change|