Sir Alex Ferguson’s side took a while to get going but blew away the Latics in the second half and with two new boys amongs the scorers, layers clearly believe United can get stronger.
Champions Manchester City have slipped out to 11/8 from 6/4 at Ladbrokes after they were held at Stoke while Chelsea’s odds have also gone out – this time from 7/2 to 4/1 (Betfred) – following their goalless derby draw at QPR.
The big movers at Skybet however, were Arsenal, whose 6-1 mauling of Southampton saw their odds to top the pile slashed from 14/1 to just 8/1.
Elsewhere, Tottenham are in to 3/1 (from 7/2) via Coral for a top four finish after they eased to a 3-1 victory at Reading but Liverpool have drifted to 11/2 courtesy of bet365 in the same market in the wake of the 1-1 stalemate at Sunderland.
At the bottom, William Hill make Southampton odds-on at 10/11 for the drop following that heavy defeat at the Emirates Stadium and Reading are now 19/20 (Sportingbet) to go down.