Manchester United have drifted to a seasonal-worst 8/1 in the outright betting to retain their Premier League title after Saturday’s 1-1 home draw against Southampton.
David Moyes’ side lie eighth in the table and are four points behind fifth-placed Southampton. Grim reading for United fans with Hull City breathing down their necks.
We’ve gone through the books at Paddy Power and at no time since we started writing stuff down and calling it history have the Red Devils been as big a price at this stage of the season.
David Moyes says Manchester United have not lost their fear factor since he became manager. We'd have to agree, Dave. pic.twitter.com/jGAGh4TW8l
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) October 20, 2013
The longest-odds Manchester United have been for the title in recent times was during the 2010/11 campaign. Back then they were 9/2 with Paddy Power after picking up just 14 points from eight games. Despite having just 14 points from 24, United were unbeaten in that early spell but chipped in with draws against bottom-feeders like Bolton, Sunderland and Fulham.
United went on to win the Premier League by nine points that season but, well, that’s not going to happen in 2014, is it?
Elsewhere, United are 16/1 to win the Champions League, trailing Bayern Munich (3/1), Barcelona (4/1), Real Madrid (5/1), PSG (12/1), Chelsea (12/1), and Arsenal (14/1).