Opta Big Match Stats: Man United a must-back in Spain

David Moyes is starting to silence some of his critics

David Moyes is gradually turning the screw and the Opta stats support his side's chances of reigning in Spain ...

"Sociedad have lost all three of their European matches against English sides."
Best Bet: Back Man United to win @ 6/42.5

Sociedad have lost all three of their European matches against English sides
United boss David Moyes may not have completely ridden through the storm but four wins in as many games along with an unbeaten start to life in the Champions League have eased the keyboard warriors' wrath on various social networking sites. The Red Devils are attacking with precision, aggression and a ruthlessness that has produced 10 goals in their last three games and they only needed to play in top gear for 22 minutes to wallop Fulham on Saturday. Sociedad have gone four European home games without a win (excluding qualifiers) and with United in this kind of mood, any odds-against quotes for an away win need to be snapped up.
Best Bet: Back Man United to win @ 6/42.5

Wayne Rooney is the top scoring English player in Champions League history with 29 goals
Like any tempestuous individual, the relationship Rooney has with the man in charge is key to unlocking his undoubted quality. Moyes' management has rubbed off on a player that openly wanted a move away from Manchester in the summer. He seems at ease with his game and already has bagged seven goals across all competitions for his club, five more than he had at this stage of last season. Rooney fired the first goal in United's 4-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen and it was his powerful shot that led to Inigo Martinez's comical own goal in the previous meeting between these teams. Plus, Rooney was responsible for breaking the deadlock in five of his last six competitive appearances for England.
Recommended Bet: Back Rooney to score first @ 13/27.6

Man United have conceded exactly one goal in each of their last five Champions League away games
Clean sheets have been hard to come by for United under Moyes, with only six shutouts achieved in his 16 competitive games in charge. Sociedad carry enough of an attacking threat to find the back of the onion bag but the 2/51.41 for United not to keep a clean sheet is only a bet for the buying money brigade. This looks a perfect opportunity for your everyday punter to incorporate a correct score punt into the outright United win bet. Along with backing Moyes' men to win, dutching stakes on both 1-2 at 9/110.0 and 1-3 at 22/123.0 looks a chin-strokingly interesting prospect to bag a decent return.
Recommended Bet: Split stakes backing Man United to win 2-1 (10.0) and 3-1 (23.0)

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