United 11/8 for 2014/15 silverware

  • Last Updated: May 19 2014, 14:28 BST

Sky Bet make new Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal 11/8 to succeed where David Moyes failed and land a major trophy in his first season at Old Trafford.

Louis van Gaal: Expected to enjoy success at Old Trafford
Louis van Gaal: Expected to enjoy success at Old Trafford

The online bookmaker are also expecting the Dutchman to be given more time than his predecessor, going 3/1 that he will not be in charge at the end of next season.

United are currently fourth in the betting at 11/2 to win the 2014/15 Premier League and 4/7 to be back in the Champions League with a top-four finish, while they are favourites to sign Luke Shaw, Toni Kroos and Seamus Coleman this summer in Sky Bet's Transfer Specials.

Paul Wiggins, Sky Bet's Head of Football, said: "We've cut United's title odds next season from as long as 7/1 during the end of Moyes' reign to 11/2 when it became clear that van Gaal would be appointed, with the Dutchman odds-on for the post since shortly after we opened the market.

"Given van Gaal's impressive CV, we'd have probably only shortened United's outright odds further if Jose Mourinho or Pep Guardiola had been appointed."