Are Man United fans overreacting to a bad week?

There have been mutterings of discontent amongst fans after Man United lost the Manchester derby and their opening Europa League match at Feyenoord.

Are Man United fans overreacting to a bad week?

After two lacklustre displays that have put a halt to a solid start to the season some fans and observers have become restless but is it all that bad at Old Trafford?

Certainly not according to the odds. Though losing their first match in the Europa League is not ideal, they still have plenty time to rectify the situation. The bookies clearly agree, as Man United remain clear favourites to win the Europa League at best odds of 7/1. In fact, their odds did not change significantly after their loss to Feyenoord - their best odds before the match were 6/1.

Likewise in the Premier League. Man City moved in to 10/11 following their derby day win but after only four matches played it is still extremely difficult to pick a winner at this stage. It's also worth pointing out that only one team has gone onto win the Premier League following a perfect record in the first five matches.

In the aftermath of United's defeat to City, Chelsea were made second favourites to win the Premier League but as we approach this weekend Man United are back in that position, at best odds 11/2.

So, although it's been a bad week for United it may not be as bad as some fans have been saying it is:

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