Manchester United v Zorya tips: Back Red Devils to enjoy easy win
Manchester United returned to winning ways at the weekend and they will look to emulate this with a win in the Europa League tonight.
September 29th, 2016
The Red Devils silenced their many critics by putting reigning Premier League champions Leicester City to the sword at the weekend, however they still need to get off the mark in their European campaign with Mourinho’s side losing 1-0 to Feyenoord in their opening Europa League match earlier this month.
The criticism regarding their recent performances was hardly going to be silenced by their 3-1 EFL Cup win over Northampton Town, however the manner in which they demolished the Foxes on Saturday would perhaps suggest that a corner has been turned.
Leicester City may be failing to reach the dizzy heights of last season, however it was an impressive performance from the Red Devils with Chris Smalling firing them into the lead in the 22nd minute and three more goals in a five-minute spell putting the game out of sight for the Foxes, Wayne Rooney watching from the sidelines as Juan Mata, Marcus Ashford and Paul Pogba found the back of the net. Understandably Mourinho was a pretty happy man at the final whistle.
“It was a very good performance,” he said. “It’s much more difficult to win in such a comfortable way like we did. We felt their fragility after the second goal and we went for more and played really well. Obviously in the second half nobody was expecting to score four more goals and win 8-0 and it was all about control. To be back home and beat the champions is good. Last season we couldn’t beat them and this season we’ve already beaten them twice.”
The Red Devils will look to build on this second successive win in all competitions by snatching a third on the trot when Zorya come to town this evening. The visiting side are enjoying some decent form themselves at the moment and their four-game unbeaten run included a draw with Feyenoord, however we don’t believe that they will be a match for United, especially at Old Trafford.
Coral’s 1/6 for a Red Devils is far from appealing, however there are other ways of backing Mourinho’s men at tastier prices. United should be too much of a handful for the visitors and we expect a thorough victory, making BetVictor’s 13/10 for Manchester United -2 on the handicap market pretty appealing.
United face Stoke City at Old Trafford on Sunday, so bearing in mind that they face a rather quick turnaround, there is a possibility that Zlatan Ibrahimovic may not make the starting line-up. As such, we’ll be backing Marcus Rashford on the Anytime Goalscorer market at Evens with Betfred, the teenage sensation scoring in each of his last four games and looking good to add to the scoreline tonight.