United are 1.25 with Boylesports to beat Newcastle in their Boxing Day clash at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils performed well below their best in their 1-1 draw at Swansea on Sunday, and Sir Alex is sure to have read them the riot act after that game.
Manchester United dropped their first points from a winning position this season and registered their first draw of the campaign as they were held 1-1 by Swansea at Liberty Stadium.
The result leaves United four points clear of Manchester City at the top of the table, but Sir Alex will feel his side could, and perhaps should, have picked up three points in Wales, even though winning at Liberty Stadium is no easy feat – only Everton and Norwich have beaten Swansea at home so far this season.
Rotation policy over the festive period last year arguably cost United the league as much as anything else, and Sir Alex Ferguson fielded a strong side against Swansea, with Nemanja Vidic making his first Premier League in over three months on his 250th appearance for the club, partnered by Phil Jones, Jonny Evans and Patrice Evra in front of David De Gea.
This weekend Manchester United travel the B-Roads through Wales to take on an inconsistent but sometimes brilliant Swansea City at The Liberty Stadium. United will be looking to increase their current winning streak (5), but a performance in the mould of what we witnessed at Carrow Road in mid-Novemeber, could see United turned over so they know they must avoid complacency.
The Swans have conceded at least once in 78% of all their home fixtures while 78% of both their fixtures finished with over 2.5 goals (home & away receptively). Does this guarantee us goals? I hope so because each time United score on their travels this season – they win. Only Everton and Norwich have stopped us finding the back of the net so far on our travels, both going on to win by a single goal.
Last week Betegy accurately predicted a 3-1 win to United. This week Betegy suggest there will be goals for both sides and there will be over 2.5 of them in a 1-2 away win to The Reds. They do however, somewhat quirkily, pin Swansea to their Extreme Bet (the weaker side has a good chance of taking points at decent odds), perhaps this highlights the uncertainty surrounding both teams’ ability to defend.
United travel to the Liberty Stadium to take on Swansea and are 1.67 shots with bet365 and Betfred to bag another three points.
They come into the game on an unbeaten run of five in the league and maintained their six point lead at the top of the table with an easy 3-1 win over Sunderland last weekend.
The home side have also been in good form, and have shocked many with their solid start to the season which has put them currently in 10th position in the top flight.
Manchester United are staring at a very difficult set of Christmas and New Year fixtures which could see the club one step closer to regaining the Premier League title if they manage to get through the matches without losing a game.
United travel to Swansea City for their next fixture before Newcastle United and West Brom make visits to Old Trafford before the end of December.
Knowing where to go online to find cheap sports tickets for sale will be vital ahead of January with United going away to West Ham United in the FA Cup before the mega clash at home against Liverpool and a trip to Tottenham. Wigan away and Southampton at home sandwich these ties.
Cristiano Ronaldo will return to Old Trafford for the first time in three years after Manchester United have been drawn against Real Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League, in what is probably the most glamorous tie out of the Nyon draw.
It’s only the fourth time United and Real Madrid have been drawn together in the European Cup. In 1957, United lost the first leg of the semifinal 3-1 at Santiago Bernabeu and could only draw 2-2 at home. In 2000 the two sides met in the quarter finals with defending champions United holding out for a 0-0 draw in Madrid before succumbing to a 3-2 defeat at home, while three years later, at the same stage, United lost 3-1 in Madrid before a spectacular but ultimately fruitless 4-3 win at home.
Manchester United once again extended their 6 point lead over nearest rivals Manchester City with a 3-1 victory over Sunderland at Old Trafford. Roberto Mancini’s side had reduced the lead by half earlier this afternoon as they too won 3-1 against their north-east opponents.
Robin van Persie’s 12th Premier League goal of the season on sixteen minutes was the first in a three minute double salvo for the Red Devils as Tom Cleverley quickly made it two goals to nil. Wayne Rooney wrapped up the win with a second half tap-in before Frazier Campbell scored on his return to Old Trafford to keep up United’s miserable record of only two clean sheets at home so far this season.
After the last minute heroics of last week’s Manchester derby, united will be wary
of complacency on entering this weekend’s much less glamorous fixture against
Sunderland. With a seemingly straightforward winter schedule, Sir Alex will be
emphasising the importance of keeping their foot on the gas to put pressure on City
in this year’s two Club race for Premier League glory.