United are back in full stride, and their game against Wigan at Old Trafford on Boxing Day should really be a stroll in the park.
Bookmakers are not surprisingly offering a best price of just 1.17 about them after impressive victories over QPR and Fulham in their last two games.
Victory at Craven Cottage meant that Sir Alex Ferguson’s side have now won all 8 games against bottom-half opposition this season, and only a brave – or madman – would back against them making it nine in his one.
United seem to have rediscovered that cutting edge in front of goal that had been lacking, and with Wayne Rooney back to his very best the Latics are likely to be in for a tonking.
Rooney was imperious against QPR and is looking razor sharp at present.
He’s a player who the Wigan defence will simply find too hot to handle, and at 3.75 with bet365 to open the scoring he looks a cracking bet.
Indeed he even appeals at odds-on to score anytime in the 90 minutes at the 1.57 on offer with Betfred and Boylesports if you believe, like me, that a goal fest is on the cards.
If United win as expected he will surely be on the scoresheet, and punting him at 1.57 rather than backing United in the outright market at a virtually unbackable 1.17 surely has to be a bit of value.
Wigan do come into this in decent shape having ground out draws at the DW Stadium with Chelsea and Liverpool, but they are a completely different side on the road and I think they will be under siege from the first whistle.
I fancy United to put three or four past them without reply, and you can get decent odds on both outcomes with Boylesports.
The Irish firm go a standout 7.5 on 3-0 and are also top priced 10 about a 4-0 drubbing. Split stakes on both should hopefully provide a tasty payout.