Manchester United Looks To Start Their Campaign on the Right Foot

Published on August 9th, 2016 2:40 pm EST

To the delight of many, the English Premier League season will get underway this weekend.

One of the most interesting games on the schedule will take place when Bournemouth plays host to Manchester United on Sunday. Manchester United is rolling out a new line-up on Sunday that includes the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and a new high-profile head coach (Mourinho). Expectations are very high for Man Utd this season, as they are considered one of the favourites to win the league title.

With a number of new pieces, Manchester United may take a while to gel as a unit, which could give a team like Bournemouth the opportunity to score an early season upset. Manchester United has a star-studded roster and it will be important for some of Bournemouth's younger talent not to get dazzled by the likes of Zlatan.

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Despite being on the road, Manchester United is the clear favourite to win on Sunday. Here are the current betting odds:

Manchester United, 3/4
Draw, 5/2
Bournemouth, 15/4

Here are the players who are most likely to score on Sunday:

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 6/5
Marcus Rashford, 15/8
Wayne Rooney, 7/4
Anthony Martial, 7/4
Will Keane, 15/8

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is currently one of the favourites to lead the EPL in scoring this season, as he is currently 9/1 at most sports books to capture the goal scoring crown.


After a number of tough seasons, it is absolutely imperative for Manchester United to get off to a good start this season, as the pressure to perform is extremely high, especially after their splashy acquisitions in the offseason.

Bournemouth, for their part, will be eagerly looking to play the role of spoiler.

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