Manchester United are one of the more revered clubs in world football, and down the years they have produced memorable betting occasions for punters. During these times, punters have bet on them to overcome immeasurable odds and record a vital win. These successes have come in all the major competitions varying from the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup.
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Manchester City 2-3 Manchester United
At the tail end of the 2017-18 season, Manchester United were trailing their nearby rivals in the title race. The gap was expanding with every passing week, which meant that any realistic chance of the Red Devils winning the Premier League title were gone. However, they travelled to the Etihad Stadium in April 2018 looking to ensure that the title wasn’t won by their arch-rivals against the Red Devils.
The pressure was on Jose Mourinho’s side from the very first whistle, but United didn’t deal with the gauntlet put down by the Citizens. Pep Guardiola’s side went into the break with a 2-0 lead after goals from Vincent Kompany and Sergio Aguero. United looked down and out, and sportsbooks agreed as they were valued at 100/1 to win the match. The second half began, and there was a newfound belief about the Red Devils.
United pulled one back through Paul Pogba before the Frenchman scored again two minutes later. Sportsbooks panicked and priced United at 2/1 to win. Punters who took the bet at half time were vindicated when Chris Smalling scored the winner for the Red Devils with 20 minutes remaining. An unlikely victory, and a massive payout for punters.
Juventus 2-3 Manchester United
During the Sir Alex Ferguson reign at Manchester United, punters would always believe that the Red Devils were able to overcome whatever opposition was put in front of them. That never say die attitude was on full display in the 1998-99 Champions League season, as United found themselves on the verge of being knocked out by a very talented Juventus side. United were outplayed in the first leg of the semi-final but managed to score a last-minute equaliser through Ryan Giggs to ensure that they were still in the tie.
That goes was crucial for not only that fixture, but also the season in general. It was the same tale in the second leg as Juventus pounced into a 2-0 lead, and United looked like they were about to exit the Champions League. Punters could have got prices as high as 75/1 for United to progress, but during this time there was no such thing as mobile betting. United didn’t give up and got back into the game through Roy Keane, who scored twice before the half time whistle. United went on to shock the bookmakers as they scored the third goal with six minutes remaining as Andy Cole put the Red Devils into the Champions League final. United went on to win the final in Barcelona in dramatic circumstance, but this semi-final was the catalyst for that.
Everton 2-4 Manchester United
It wasn’t success after success for Sir Alex Ferguson when he was at the helm of Manchester United, and by the time that this game came around in the 2006-07 season, United had gone four years without a Premier League title. Jose Mourinho was the new kid on the block at Chelsea and was attempting to push Manchester United off their perch. This game was huge in the title race in that season, as United couldn’t afford to lose.
Things began terribly for the Red Devils as Everton took a 2-0 lead with 30 minutes remaining. Sportsbooks offered no chance of a United fightback and priced them as high as 75/1 to win the game. However, this United side never knew when they were beaten and equalised with 20 minutes remaining. United went on to score two further goals to win by an unlikely 4-2 scoreline. This result coupled with a shock 1-1 draw for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge against Bolton meant that the title was on its way back to Old Trafford if they could win their next fixture, which they did.