It doesn’t take long for things to become uneasy around Manchester United.
Expectations have always been sky-high at Old Trafford, especially this season when Erik ten Hag led the Red Devils to third place in the Premier League in 2022-23.
Although further progress was expected, the first five weeks of the new campaign did not go as planned.
Not only have United lost three of their first five games, but their two wins (against Nottingham Forest and Wolverhampton) have been far from convincing.
Manchester United vs Bayern Munich picks
In fact, you could argue that United have been disappointing in every game this season.
Wednesday’s trip to Bayern Munich was not what the doctor ordered. Or is it?
There are a lot of things going on at Manchester United at the moment that are causing some problems for the club.
Several players are injured, a few more are suspended, and a few more are simply struggling with form.
All of this is causing major headaches for Ten Hag. Ten Hag appeared to have put the Red Devils on the right path with his impressive performance in the 2022-23 Premier League season.
However, while it has been a disappointing start to the season for United and everyone seems worried about what is going on at Old Trafford, it is not the time to panic just yet.
In fact, this could be a great opportunity to actually help the Red Devils.
This could be the lowest level for Manchester United.
Perhaps United are sinking a bit more, but one would imagine that this team, who were third favorites to win the Premier League just six weeks ago, would turn things around at some point.
There’s too much talent to be completely pear-shaped.
And this is not only a good buy-low spot, but also a good tactical setup for the Red Devils, who work best as a quick counter-attacking force that can punish teams once given the ball back.
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That’s exactly how to beat Bayern Munich.
Bayern Munich have as much attacking power as any team in Europe other than Manchester City, but Bayern’s team also has some chinks in their defensive armor.
Bayern would like to take the lead and influence the game with their attack, but they have a habit of being vulnerable in transition, and this could be where United could fall into their hands.
Bayern will probably route the Red Devils in front of a raucous crowd in Munich, but this price is more than generous enough to buy United cheap.
Betting money: Manchester United +475 (DraftKings)