United’s fortunes have taken a turn for the worse after a bouncy start under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and with the encounter against Manchester City looming large, United are now playing against the odds, in the literal sense as well.
The 4-0 humiliation at Everton has left United two points off fourth-placed Arsenal and to stand a chance of qualifying for the Champions League next season, they have to win all of their remaining four encounters. Two of which are against Chelsea and City.
Pep Guardiola’s side, on the other hand, are slowly inching towards the title, and if they win all of their remaining matches, they will lift the Premier League trophy come the season end. And with so many negativity surrounding their city rivals, City are surely the favourite going into the encounter at Old Trafford.
Naturally, United are not the bookies’ favourite to win the match but reportedly, they have their worst odds to win a home Premier League game in the history of the competition. They have a 6/1 odd to win the match, while City are odds-on to return victorious from the Theatre of Dreams, for the first time in Premier League history as well.