Manchester United are 25/1 to lose against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League then sack David Moyes before their next Premier League game against Aston Villa, according to Ladbrokes.
While the Glazer family pulling the trigger on the Chosen One just months into his tenure as United manager does seem a long shot, it is only 3/1 that Moyes does leave the club by the end of this season.
The Red Devils’ match-odds to beat the Ukrainians at Old Trafford may have drifted from 4/5, offered before defeat to Newcastle, out to 1/1, but this price still indicates Moyes should oversee a much-needed home victory.
After thumping Bayer Leverkusen 5-0 on matchday five, United only actually need a draw to guarantee going through to the knockout stages as the winners of Group A.
As it stands, Ladbrokes have deemed United 11/4 shots alongside Arsenal to progress further than their Premier League rivals, while Manchester City and Chelsea are tagged at 5/2.
The bookies have also opened the book on a series of transfer targets joining the club in January and make Montpelier striker Remy Cabella just 5/2 to switch to Old Trafford in the next transfer window.
Meanwhile, Newcastle’s midfield ace Yohan Cabaye is a 5/1 shot to make the switch, with summer target Cesc Fabregas a 10/1 shot.
Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “Not surprisingly United are on the drift for their next assignment, but punters are stopping short of backing Moyes to make an immediate exit.
“As for the January window, United look odds-on to spend, with the betting suggesting top names will be targeted.”
Ladbrokes latest betting
David Moyes to leave Manchester United before the end of the season 3/1
To sign for Manchester United in January
Remy Cabella 5/2
Ander Herrera 7/2
Yohan Cabaye 5/1
Everton Ribeiro 10/1
Cesc Fabregas 10/1
Ilkay Gundogan 20/1
Luka Modric 20/1
Wesley Sneijder 20/1
Kevin Strootman 25/1
English team to progress furthest in the Champions League
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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