Following their terrific performance to knock City out of the FA Cup it’s back to Premier League business this weekend for United who are a top priced 1.16 to beat Bolton at Old Trafford and keep the pressure on Mancini’s men.
The performance put in by Wayne Rooney and Co to beat City 3-2 at the Eithad would have delighted Sir Alex, as they looked sharp and threatening and a different side to the one that got hammered 3-0 at St James’.
If they turn up in the same frame of mind for this one then three points look assured as Bolton are languishing at the foot of the table and it’s no surprise that United are a top priced 1.16 to bag all three points.
The Red Devils have won 12 of their last 14 meetings with the Trotters and stuffed them 5-0 at the Reebok earlier in the season.
They have also won their last 8 league home games against Owen Coyle’s men and it really should be a matter of how many they put past them to register another victory.
To be fair, Bolton have managed to secure 7 out of the last 12 available and United come into this following back to back defeats in the league.
However it’s more than 10 years since Sir Alex’s team lost three league games in a row, and the gaffer will surely have firmly pointed that fact out to his squad and stressed that anything but a win will not be tolerated.
I think that they will win this with a bit to spare, and fancy Rooney to net the opener and fire them to a wide margin victory.
Wazza is a top priced 3.75 with bet365 to score first, and that looks a big price given his current form and the fact that he is as short as 3 with several firms.
United to win 3-0 is my idea of the outcome and that scoreline is a 7.5 shot with bet365 and Paddy Power.