Man Utd may struggle to win four games, let alone 10 for Evra

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February 2009 was the last time that Manchester United embarked on a winning run that stretched to 10 games, but this is what is needed to convince Patrice Evra that the club are back in business.

Slightly unfortunate for the Red Devils is that two of these victories have come in cup competitions, so they have still only won two of their last five in the Premier League.

Evra’s comments are also slightly optimistic given that Man Utd have only triumphed in one of their six games against opposition currently positioned outside of the bottom four in the division, which was their opening-day success at Swansea.

In fact, the last time that the club even managed back-to-back Premier League victories was in March and they have played 17 times in the top-flight since.

This suggests that the latest winning run for David Moyes may not even get beyond three games, as they won their last Premier League outing against Stoke.

Up next is an away trip to Fulham, which is a historically a decent game for Man Utd as they have won the last six showdowns between the pair in all competitions.

This includes successive victories at Craven Cottage, both of which have been achieved without conceding.

However, given their lack of back-to-back triumphs, it may pay to take the 5/4 on offer in the double chance market that Fulham either win or draw.

Those wanting to take a slightly bigger risk can alternatively profit from the 3/1 that Fulham win in the draw no bet market.

Despite their in-an-out start, Man Utd are still only five points adrift of the top four and eight points behind leaders Arsenal.

Man Utd’s odds are currently 8/1 to win the Premier League and 1/2 to haul themselves into the top four by the end of the campaign.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.