MANCHESTER UNITED are 80 PER CENT certain to win the Premier League this season, according to the statistics.
The Red Devils went three points clear of arch-rivals Liverpool at the top of the table after Paul Pogba’s volley led them to a 1-0 win over Burnley on Tuesday night.
United are battling to win their first league crown since Sir Alex Ferguson’s final season in 2012-13.
Since the legendary Scot left, the Old Trafford clubs have been mired in mediocrity, limping into the European places in a far cry from their teams of yesterday.
But the stats suggest they’re overwhelming favourites to win the Premier League.
Incredibly, the team top of the table after 17 games has gone on to lift the trophy in EIGHT of the last ten seasons.
Only Liverpool – in 2013-14 and 2018-19 – have surrendered a lead after the same numbers of games.
Both seasons they finished second and were forced to wait until 2019-20 to break their Premier League title drought.
But every other year since 2010-11, the team top after 17 matches has lifted the famous trophy, including United in 2011 and 2013.
Man Utd next face Liverpool in an almighty six-pointer at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.