Manchester United are starting to perform for their new manager in the title-winning way they ended with Sir Alex Ferguson.
Saturday’s Premier League win at Fulham was reminiscent of the ruthless streak they would show under the now retired Scot, scoring three times in the opening 25 minutes to put the game out of sight.
The new Scot in charge will be delighted with how his team's form has picked up after a disappointing opening to the campaign. The win at Craven Cottage means it’s now seven games without defeat for the Red Devils and I expect them to keep that run going with a win against Real Sociedad as the Champions League returns.
I think the 8/5 on offer from Bet 365 is a good price for a United victory but there could be another diamond lurking.
They may have conceded once in each of their last five European away games but with Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie in scoring form, I’m taking the fantastic 4/1 on the handicap with Paddy Power for a win minus one goal.
The reverse fixture at Old Trafford saw United win 1-0 thanks to an early own goal but Sociedad were extremely lucky to have not conceded more. With the hosts practically out of the competition already, I’m looking at a 2-0 score line and that is a best price of 13/1 with Bet Victor.
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