One of the best Tweets over the weekend came from former Chelsea player Eidur Gudjohnsen who said that “Mourinho still knows how to get the best out of Chelsea.” Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United were hammered 4-0 at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea, falling behind through some shocking defending within thirty seconds of the start and they never looked to have the fight or passion to get back into the match up at all. In fact it got worse for them, with their defence going in decline across the 90 minutes.
So a tough time of things for Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford at the moment with a quarter of the league season gone and punters will have to start asking themselves whether or not The Special One is likely to be there come the start of next summer? Mourinho is a 7/2 shot with online betting site Ladbrokes to get the sack by next summer. You can go bigger at a price of 10/1 for him to go by Christmas, a price which has been cut recently from a 20/1 shot.
Manchester United have now scored just one goal in their last three domestic matches and in the Premier League they have taken just five points from their last six games. During that sequence they lost a game against Watford for the first time since 1986 and could only manage a home draw against league strugglers Stoke as well. After their 4-0 humiliation at Stamford Bridge, will there be an Old Trafford exodus of epic proportions coming up?
Since his world breaking move to Manchester United for Juventus, Paul Pogba has been a man under scrutiny and he hasn’t looked a good fit at all. He is 5/2 to follow in the footsteps of their previous club record purchase Angel Di Maria who left the English giants after just one season. It is actually hard to see that happening as he is a bit of damaged goods at the moment, and one of only a few world class players that United can build around.
Another of their top players, David De Gea is now 7/4 to make a move out of the club next summer and he will be a keeper in demand. Manchester United are now an odds on price of 4/6 to finish outside of the top four in the Premier League this term, which would mean them missing out on UEFA Champions League football again.
A Ladbrokes spokesperson said: “As we head towards Halloween, it’s looking like United’s horror show will continue at the Theatre of Screams, and their key men could be quick to try and escape.”
Manchester United Specials:
Man United to finish outside the top 4 this season – 4/6
Paul Pogba to leave OR be sold by next summer – 5/2
David De Gea to leave OR be sold by next summer – 7/4
Jose Mourinho Specials
To be sacked OR leave before next summer – 7/2
To be sacked OR leave before Christmas 2016 – 10/1
To be sacked OR leave before the Manchester Derby [October 26] – 20/1
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