Punters who lumped on Jose Mourinho to replace Louis van Gaal in the Old Trafford hot-seat were finally rewarded this week.
That doesn’t have to be the end of the Man United transfer betting though, because there a plenty more markets still open.
And United are favourites in five of those markets, with the Red Devils seemingly at the front of the queue to sign some serious talent.
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Paddy Power make United 6-5 to be Gareth Bale’s next permanent club, while Man City (5-2), Chelsea (5-2) and PSG (10-1) are seen as other likely moves for the Welshmen when he’s had enough of winning Champions Leagues with Real Madrid.
United are also faves to sign one of Bale’s Real teammates, with Paddy offering 7-4 on Karim Benzema making Old Trafford the next stop in his turbulent career. The Frenchman’s other options appear to be Arsenal (3-1), PSG (4-1), Man City (6-1) and Juventus (8-1).
Despite high-demand, United are NOT the favourites to take Cristiano Ronaldo from Real. PSG (11-10) are said to be his most likely next employers, although United (8-5) should not be ruled out, nor should Bayern Munich (9-2) or Sporting Lisbon (7-1).
One deal that seems pretty nailed on – despite what his agent, clearly trying to get a few more quid out of the deal, said earlier this week – is Zlatan Ibrahimovic to United. The free agent is 1-7 to become a Red Devil.
Zlatan is not the only striker who is odds-on to move to the Theatre of Dreams. Tottenham hero Harry Kane is just 5-6 to follow in the footsteps of Michael Carrick and Dimitar Berbatov. However, Chelsea (15-2), Man City (9-1), Real (9-1) and – whisper it – Arsenal (11-1) could all try to rival United when Kane finally breaks Spurs hearts.
The final member of the five players who Paddy Power suggest could be United-bound is the odd one out – because he is a defender, albeit a rather attacking right-back. Everton’s Seamus Coleman is 6-4 to join MUFC when he leaves Everton, with PSG (7-2) Man City (4-1), Chelsea (5-1) Arsenal (6-1) or Bayern (7-1) his other possible suitors.
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