United travel to St Mary’s to take on Southampton this weekend, and are 1.57 with Betfred to come away with all three points.
They have won on their last four visits in all competitions, and having got back on track with a 3-2 win over Fulham following their opening game defeat at the hands of Everton and in reality should prove far too strong for The Saints.
The home side put up a bold show against Man City in their opening game, but were brought back down to earth with a bump when beaten 2-0 at home by Wigan last weekend.
If the Latics can put two past them without replay, then the Premier League new boys are going to struggle to hold a formidable United front line and could well be in for a drubbing
Robin van Persie opened his account for the club with a stunning opening goal against the Cottagers last weekend, and at 5 with bet365 and Betfred looks good value to repeat the dose in the first goalscorer market.
The Dutchman’s team mate Shinji Kagawa, who also got off the mark against Fulham, has made a really impressive start at the club and is 8.5 in the same market with bet365.
United haven’t looked at their best in defence so far this season, with make-shift centre-half Michael Carrick exposed in the defeat at Everton.
They also uncharacteristically conceded two at home to Fulham, but hopes are high that Jonny Evans could return in this and I expect them to stamp their class from the first whistle and win this comfortably without conceding.
Paddy Power go a standout 2.8 about them winning to nil, and that looks a big price considering that they are as short as 2.38 elsewhere.