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Betting odds on Man UTD Reaching the Top Four

After West Ham dumped them out of the League Cup in the Third Round, their hurting collective ego was bruised by Middlesbrough’s Old Trafford triumph in the FA Cup & the exit to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.
It would be safe to say that things have not gone according to plan for Manchester United so far. With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having been ousted in November in favor of Ralf Rangnick who was appointed on an interim basis, we can expect that the new boss will try to steady things up.

What is Ralf Rangnick Up To?

Since Rangnick took over the club’s stewardship, it has shown some stability, and the same is expected to prevail throughout the current campaign. With Man United out of all other competitions, Rangnick has one job which is to lead the team into the top four of the Premier League.
However, it’s definitely going to be an uphill task for United. Arsenal is determined to take the fourth position in the final Champions League spot and are already 3 points ahead of United – and with a game in hand.
Manchester United have lost only 2 matches in their last 17 Premier League fixtures & the club is likely to fancy its chances of completing this season strongly.

Manchester United UEL Qualification Odds

United’s fate in the race of European soccer is not entirely tied to the top four alone. With the debut of the Europa Conference League, a 7th place in the Premier League will earn them a reserve seat to enjoy Thursday Night action come next season. 
Manchester United are more likely to take up one of the Europa spots in the competition. However, that largely depends on who gets to win the FA Cup and how Leicester fares.
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As it stands, Man United is currently the 7th in the Premier League, giving them a qualifier’s pass into the Europa Conference League in the 2022/2023 season. This somehow will make Rangnick’s successor’s job a tad more challenging.
There are three points separating Manchester United from Tottenham in 5th place position, and both clubs have played the same number of games. If United were to miss out on Champions League places they would feel like they got the chance to leapfrog Antonio Conte’s men to the business finale of the 2021/2021 season campaign.

Champions League Race Qualification Analysis by Sky Sports Pundits

Below is a breakdown of Manchester United’s fate in the 2021/2022 campaign:
Position: 7th
Points: 51
Games Played: 30
Top-Four Odds by Sky Bet: 8/1
Active Cup Competitions: None, sadly.
The odds are that Manchester United is set to finish the fifth season in a row without a trophy to show for its efforts. The club finds itself at crossroads yet again. Their hopes of lifting the Champions League are faint, and failure to land a glove on Atletico saw the team meekly tumble out at its round-of-16.
Having been runners-up in the previous Premier League season and losing the Europa League finale on penalties, hopes for a better run under Ole Gunnar’s leadership was later fueled by the acquisition of Raphael Varane, Jadon Sancho, and Cristiano Ronaldo.
However, by September, the club was already out of the Carabao Cup, humbled on home ground by Manchester City and Liverpool, and took a 4-2 loss to Watford. These events unceremoniously led to Ole Gunnar’s exit in November.
Though Rangnick has only lost two Premier League matches, there are still numerous drawbacks, and they are already out of the Champions League and the FA Cup.

Man UTD Facts Check

Manchester United has only won one Champions League Trophy in the past decade. The club’s gross transfer spend stands at circa £1.4 billion during the same period. The fact that the club settled for an interim appointment suggests that they are eyeing someone else to take over its management.
They are most likely targeting Paris Saint-Germain’s man, Mauricio Pochettino, or Ajax’s Erik ten Hag. Since the fracas at Chelsea’s top leadership, Thomas Tuchel’s name has also been floated.
According to technical director Darren Fletcher and football director John Murtough, the club is looking to make a permanent appointment before summer for a robust foundation to start building on.
Unless the club gets to work on its poor performance, it could slip right into the Europa Conference League or be locked out of European football for the first time since they last held the 7th position in the 2013/2014 season. This possibility ramped up following the home draw to Leicester.

Does Man United Stand Any Chance in the Top Four Market?

Manchester United was dealt its final blowout of the Champions League by Atletico Madrid. A closer assessment of the situation suggests that the club might have to return to the Europa League come next season.
The club has had a tough season, which saw their boss relieved of his responsibilities. However, the Red Devils continue to labor hard under Rangnick’s management. The search for Man UTD’s next manager is still ongoing.
Unless something drastic happens, Man United is about to take an international break from European football. Sitting three points behind Arsenal as fourth and with a game in hand, United’s chances are thin.
Rumors have it that there have been several dressing rooms disarrays and that Cristiano Ronaldo’s presence might be more of a hindrance than a plus.

Manchester United Top-Four Odds by Leading Bookies

While it’s somewhat obvious that United’s fate is sealed, some people are still hopeful that they might still stand a chance. Sportsbooks have received them with open arms, reminding them that optimism is the way to go.
Below are the odds of Man United finishing top four as released by some of the leading sportsbooks in the world:
Betfair                     Betway                     Paddy Power                888Sport

15/2                           7/1                             15/2                             15/2

Manchester United’s next five fixtures are Norwich (H), Everton (A), Brentford (H), Arsenal (A), and Liverpool (A). The club is still hopeful of securing a few wins before the top-four showdown set to happen at the Emirates.
Before then, United will have to deal with the emotional pain of having to face Liverpool, which brusquely served them a 5-0 beating earlier in the season.

 

 
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