Is The End Nigh For The Special One?
Jose Mourinho seemed the perfect fit for Manchester United but he is now odds-on not to be the manager of the club before the end of the season. There are all types of negative records being mentioned about the start of the season but he still has 35 matches to turn things around. The heart is probably ruling the head but there wasn’t much wrong with United’s performance in the first half against Tottenham.
If Romelu Lukaku had not missed an open goal the story could have been very different. The last time United lost two of their first three league matches they won the Premier League. MANCHESTER UNITED are 7/4 with Ladbrokes to finish in the top 4 and at this stage of the season that is a big price.
Rafa Benitez and Mourinho had some battles in the past and this is another manager with an uncertain future. Newcastle United are not spending money on players and the owner, Mike Ashley, has just spent £90 million bailing out the House of Frazer. The house of Rafa needs money spent on it and without funds for players sooner rather than later he will get fed up.
Newcastle have been given a tough schedule at the start of the league season but they have some respite in the EFL Cup tonight. Their opponents in their away tie are Nottingham Forest who have kept one clean sheet in their last seven matches. NEWACSTLE are the team to back to win the tie in 90 minutes at 6/4 with bet365.
There is not one race at four Flat meetings and one jumps fixture in Britain offering a prize fund of more than £10,000. There are two contests worth five figures at Bellewstown in Ireland. There is very little to form to assess in the maiden at 4.35 but there is more to go on for the handicap over one mile and four furlongs at 7.05. Low Sun comes from leading connections but could be a false favourite. There is more value in backing WARNAQ each way at 11/1 with Betfair.