Three games, no wins and a 4-0 drubbing by League One side MK Dons on Tuesday night was most definitely not in the brochure for Manchester United fans when Louis van Gaal took over.
And while the rest of the Premier League fans are busy wetting themselves – PL managers are scouring the fixture list to see if they’ll be able to pick up a few handy points from the former champions before the big money buys start to click.
Next up is newly-promoted Burnley in Saturday’s early game and the ‘Ginger Mourinho’ Sean Dyche – and Paddy – who was stung by 14 punters who backed the MK Dons to win 4-0 on Tuesday is hoping histiory doesn’t repeat itself at 500/1 against the Clarets.
Paddy is best price for the fourth time this season (Swansea, Sunderland, MK Dons) on the stuttering Red Devils at 4/7 favourites. Record British signing Angel Di Maria could see some game time and if the Argentine scores at anytime in this game he could kick-in a Money Back Special.
Having refunded half a million quid in free bets on United’s games this calendar year already – Paddy’s neck is on the line again with one of FOUR Pick Your Own Money Back Special’s on this game.
Fortunately for United fans Robin Van Persie should return to the side for Saturday’s early kick off at the Premier League newbies to bolster the attack.
A €5 each-way stake on RVP to score first last season in Paddy Power’s first goalscorer market last season yielded a return of €53.38. The Dutch striker is 4/1 to hit the onion sack first this weekend as United chase their first three points of the season.