Even though he won’t have underestimated the task facing him, it’s fair to assume that life at Old Trafford has proven trickier than Louis van Gaal was expecting.
Indeed, a point from two Premier League games against Swansea and Sunderland followed by a 4-0 mauling against League One MK Dons in the Capital One Cup represent a miserable start to the campaign for Manchester United, who will already be looking at the trip to Burnley as a must-win encounter.
Van Gaal broke the British transfer record this week, bringing in Angel Di Maria for just short of £60m, in an attempt to revive United’s fortunes and although the Argentine winger can’t be expected to make an instant impact, his acquisition can give the squad a lift.
Nevertheless, United have looked far from convincing defensively so far so the hosts can make them work hard for the points and a case can be made for the 14/5 Bwin post against a combination of an away victory and both teams finding the net.
Man Utd to win and both teams to score – 14/5 (Bwin)