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Bolton vs Man Utd: Rooney’s form can lead to a Red Devil romp

| 10.09.2011

Most Premier League managers curse the international break but Sir Alex Ferguson would have been cursing it more than most.

Having just put eight past Arsenal, Fergie would have loved to carry that form into the next Premier League game but the international break has curbed the Red Devils’ momentum.

Wayne Rooney suffered a difficult time in England’s 1-0 win over Wales on Tuesday but with five goals in his opening three games, both he and Ashley Young are the men to guide Manchester United to a win at Bolton Wanderers.

Match Odds

Bolton have managed just one win in their last 17 matches with Manchester United so punters should look past the 7/1 for Bolton to win.

Manchester United’s away form was patchy last season and so there will be plenty of punters willing to take the 7/2 for the draw, but with only five draws in the 24-game Premier League history between the two, Manchester United look the better bet at 2/5.

Sir Alex Ferguson is searching for Manchester United’s 200th Premier League away win and as it’s been 13 games since Bolton’s last draw, it looks like coming on Saturday.

Total Goals

Javier Hernandez looks likely to be handed his first start of the season in the absence of Danny Welbeck and at 4/1 he looks the best bet to score first on Saturday.

Three of Wayne Rooney’s five goals this season have come after the 60th minute so while he’s likely to score on Saturday, back him to score anytime at 5/6.

Having scored 13 goals in the Premier League already this season, it’s fair to say that Manchester United are in great goalscoring form and having won 4-0 at the Reebok on three of the last 10 occasions, we’re tempted by the 16/1 for a 4-0 win.

A Hernandez opening goal coupled with a 4-0 win offers up 50/1.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.