United drift; Rooney set to stay?

  • Last Updated: August 28 2013, 12:20 BST

Manchester United have been pushed out to 3/1 to win the Barclays Premier League after drawing 0-0 at home to Chelsea, but Wayne Rooney was arguably their best player on the night and has been cut to remain at Old Trafford.

Rooney: Cut to stay at Old Trafford
Rooney: Cut to stay at Old Trafford

Rooney was named in David Moyes' starting XI for the first time and looked the most likely player to spark a breakthrough in a largely uninspiring match in which Chelsea lined up without a recognised striker.

The Manchester United forward got a rapturous applause from the crowd when tracking back to win the ball on his own touchline and he's now a best-price 1/4 with Sky Bet and 888Sport to remain at Old Trafford.

Chelsea are out to 4/1 to sign him.

Mourinho's team are generally favourites to win the title, though BetVictor offer a best-price 9/4 about the Blues with Manchester City 7/4 market leaders with them.

City are 9/4 generally, with neighbours United 3/1 with BetVictor and Sky Bet after they dropped the two points at home.

Arsenal are 18/1 with Ladbrokes, while sole unbeaten duo Tottenham and Liverpool are 22/1 and 25/1 respectively at Stan James.