After masterminding successive Manchester United victories, Louis van Gaal has moved to warn rivals that the Red Devils will only get better from here on in.
The Dutchman said: “I’ve already told my players we aren’t playing good and we’ve already hit the top four, so what will happen when we’re playing well?”
He poses an interesting question, but it’s one the news.bwin.com/en/ tipsters have got the answer to – you’ll win the Premier League minus Manchester City and Chelsea, Louis.
As it stands, the 20-time English champions can be backed at 5/4 to finish above every side that’s not one of the two title favourites and this is a price profit-hungry punters cannot ignore.
After all, they have only Southampton to topple before holding pole in the without Man City and Chelsea stakes and, with defenders on the mend and attacking superstars bedding in, it’s tough to see how they’re going to get worse.
While the Saints are no mugs, only the most fervent optimism junkie would argue they’ll still sit third after the conclusion of game 38.
Much has been made about United’s early-season struggles, but they’re already above all of those they need to be in order to ensure this bet cops.
Arsenal’s depleted defence and inability to beat their rivals could well mean they fail to qualify for the Champions League, let alone best everyone aside from the top two, and Liverpool are experiencing great difficulty compensating for the loss of Luis Suarez.
Of the rest of the contenders, it’s difficult to envisage Tottenham picking up more points than Man Utd over the course of the campaign, while Everton don’t look capable of landing a top-half finish at the moment, never mind anything else.
The competition hasn’t been up to standard so far and it stands to reason that the Red Devils are only going to get stronger – don’t miss out on that 5/4.