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Manchester United v Wolfsburg: Red Devils to bounce back

| 30.09.2015

Manchester United will be confident of a return to winning ways in the Champions League when Wolfsburg arrive at Old Trafford this evening. 

United may have lost to PSV Eindhoven on their return to the top tier of European football, but with three successive Premier League wins – and nine goals scored since then – a better result is expected when they host the Germans.

And, with Wolfsburg recently on the end of that a five-goal haul by Robert Lewandowski, United’s in-form front-line could inflict further embarrassment.

Memphis Depay, who bagged a brace against Club Brugges earlier this season, finally opened his Premier League account against Sunderland at the weekend, while Juan Mata and Anthony Martial are both in exciting form.

It’s the return to scoring of Wayne Rooney that could be of most importance, however, with the United captain the subject of another generous Price Boost at Ladbrokes.

Rooney built on his League Cup goal against Ipswich to end an 11-game Premier League barren spell against Sunderland at the weekend.

That means the supposedly out-of-form striker now has seven goals in his last seven games for club and country, making the 5/2 on Rooney to score and United to win – up from 15/8 – a hugely-tempting selection.

There are other ways to make money on Rooney this week though, with the Champions League clash included in Ladbrokes’ Sharp Shooter offer.

Rooney can be backed at 5/1 to open the scoring against Wolfsburg but if he – or any other player backed to net first – breaks the deadlock within 25 minutes the bookmaker will double their odds, in Rooney’s case to a whopping 10/1*.

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James Curtis

After studying for a degree in journalism and gaining his NCTJ, James contributed to a wide range of papers, online publications and broadcasters including the South London Press, Press Association and Sky Sports News before joining the Ladbrokes News team.