As the UEFA European Championship draws near, eyes have been on the teams that will face off in the group stages. Much of this attention has been on England versus Slovenia, with fans from either side hoping that their team will clinch the win. Bookies like Bet365 have already offered great odds on the upcoming matches, and punters have been grabbing the offers. At the same time, people have turned their attention to EPL teams, seeking to understand how their performance could influence the overall UEFA European Championship, as some of the players will feature in these matches. We look at how the Reds have been fairing and whether it’s time punters considered placing wagers on this team.

How Has Manchester Been Doing?

The Reds are always busy working to the top of the rankings, whether in the Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League, or friendlies. And lately, their success has been speaking volumes. Let’s look at some of their big wins in 2024:

1.   THE FA CUP

Manchester United is not new to making waves in this Cup, and such was the case in the 2023-2024 round. It beat the following teams:

a.    On Home Ground.

Due to Liverpool’s ranking in the EPL, many thought it would have the upper hand. But that was not the case. This match, which had a live audience of 72,291 fans, saw Scott McTominay, Antony, Marcus Rashford, and Amad Diallo score the four goals that helped the team win the match with a 4-3 result.

b.    When Away.

Many teams have trouble beating their opponents when not on home soil. However, for the Reds, a change in the environment was not a deterrent to a good win. It beat the following teams in their stadiums, showing that Manchester United was in it to win it.

  • Wigan Athletic: 2-0.
  • Newport County: 4-2.
  • Nottingham Forest: 1-0.
  • Coventry City: 4-2.

With such considerable margins, it was obvious that the Reds wanted to win the FA Cup.

c.    On Neutral Ground

The much-awaited final against Manchester City took place in Wembley Stadium. Once Alejandro Garnacho scored the first goal, he set the pace for the Reds to dominate the game such that Kobbie Mainoo scored the second goal. This early lead enabled the Red Devils to walk away with a 1:2 win.

2.   THE PREMIER LEAGUE

The Reds may not have won the EPL, but they had a strong finish in their 2024 games. Consider their wins below:

a.    On Home Ground.

The Reds were not about to let other teams beat them in front of their fans, and they put their best foot forward, resulting in the following wins:

  • Newcastle United: 3-2.
  • Sheffield United: 4-2.
  • Everton FC: 2-0.
  • West Ham United: 3-0.

Punters were quite happy to reap the results of these coordinated attacks.

b.    While Away.

Even away from their stadium, players stuck to the plan and did their best to rack up more wins to increase their overall points.

  • Brighton & Hove Albion: 0-2.
  • Luton Town: 1-2.
  • Aston Villa: 1-2.
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers: 3-4.

These wins enabled the Reds to finish in the top 10, clinching the 8th position with 60 points.

A Quick Analysis

Every team is subject to a unique set of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats that it must capitalise on or address to get ahead of the other teams. These factors especially affect Manchester United as it exists in a competitive industry where managers invest tons of resources in their teams. On the upside, this team has some of the world’s best players and can buy even more amazing talent during the transfer windows. Examples of top names include Rashford and Garnacho, who have wowed many with their skills and contributed to the team’s success. However, this quest for talent comes with two key issues – the team must battle it out with others to get good players and buying good talent comes at a hefty price due to the stiff competition. Even so, the team has capitalised on these threats and maintained its loyal fanbase by scoring one goal after the other.