Hills receive substantial bet on Manchester United relegation29th September 2018 / lee
William Hill cut the odds on a Manchester United relegation this season in half. That was after they had reported that they had received a big bet on the Red Devils to slip down to the Championship. The last time United were outside of the top division in England was in the 1974/75 season.
The Red Devils were at 500/1 with the bookmaker, but those odds were slashed in half to 250/1 by Hills. The bet may have been initiated after what appears to have been another difficult week at the club including a training round disagreement between Paul Pogba and boss Jose Mourinho plus a Carabao Cup exit against Championship side Derby.
William Hill reported a “sizeable” bet on United to suffer relegation this term. United tallied 10 points from their first six games of the new season, in that sequence suffering back to back losses against Brighton and Spurs and dropping points at home against the newly promoted Wolves.
The relegation of course for Manchester United is remote, to say the least. This is the shortest price United has been for Premier League relegation since David Moyes was in charge.
“Life has been anything but rosy for Mourinho this season and things appear to be going from bad to worse following his latest row with Paul Pogba, We have had to cut their odds of going down as we have seen quite the sizeable punt over the last 24 hours,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.
During a midweek training session, Paul Pogba, who won the World Cup with France in the summer was filmed in what appeared to be a heated exchange with Mourinho. In Friday’s press conference, Mourinho played down the issue saying that nothing had happened.
Jose Mourinho is the 9/4 favourite at William Hill to be the Next Premier League manager out of a job still.
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