Manchester United were the subject of increased support to wrestle the Premier League trophy off their local rivals after confirming a sensational return to the club for Cristiano Ronaldo on Friday.
The Portuguese international was believed to be on the verge of a move to Manchester City before a surprising late twist saw his former club confirm an agreement to bring him back to Old Trafford 12 years after he left for Real Madrid.
The chances of Manchester United winning the Premier League this year had been eased out to 15/2 after last week’s underwhelming draw with Southampton, but we cut them back into 6/1 within minutes of the club confirming the deal on Friday afternoon.
Ronaldo was also chalked up at 6/1 to finish the season as top goalscorer in the Premier League and has already been clipped into 11/2, while the chances of him scoring 25 league goals or more in his first season back are rated at just 3/1.
Cristiano Ronaldo Specials @BoyleSports:
EVS to outscore Lukaku
3/1 Over 24.5 league goals
3/1 Over 11.5 league assists
11/2 Top league goalscorer
6/1 PFA Player of the Year
7/1 To score home & away v City
25/1 #MUFC to win league & Ronaldo top scorer pic.twitter.com/PHMtcljm4q
— Lawrence Lyons (@BoyleSportsLL) August 27, 2021
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