After being drawn at home to Wigan in the FA Cup - with Liverpool or Arsenal assured of a third round exit, Manchester United are in to 4/1 to win a major trophy this season.
Manchester United trophy odds:
|Manchester United to win a major trophy||4/1|
|Manchester United to win the Premier League||100/1|
|Manchester United to win the FA Cup||9/1|
|Manchester United to win the Champions League||66/1|
|Manchester United to win the treble||4,500/1|
The EFL Cup was United's best chance of a trophy, with the likes of Tottenham, Brighton, Aston Villa and Manchester City all out, with Arsenal following suit in the next round, but despite being at home to a hugely weakened Newcastle side, Erik ten Hag's men fell to an embarrassing 3-0 defeat.
Interestingly, there are still few calls for Ten Hag to go, with reports suggesting he still has the full backing of the board; that being despite it being the first time since before Alex Ferguson was hired that United have lost five of their first 10 league games, and the first time since they were last relegated that they've lost 10 games in their first 21.
It's perhaps indicative of the wider issue at Manchester United, that no matter what players are signed and what manager is in charge, the club in its current structure is doomed to failure.
Ten Hag had an excellent first season at Old Trafford, bringing Champions League football and silverware back to the club, but with injuries hitting the side, United look no better than a mid-table club.
Even in the Champions League, United were dealt a fairly straightforward group. Bayern Munich aside, there was no reason United couldn't take 12 points from the remaining four games with Galatasaray and Copenhagen, but the Red Devils lost at home to Galatasaray and needed a stoppage-time penalty save from Andre Onana to get past Copenhagen. Things went from bad to worse as United fell to a 4-3 defeat in Denmark and twice threw away a two-goal lead against Galatasaray in Turkey.