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Manchester United's title odds have drifted significantly under David Moyes, say Sky Bet

David Moyes: Enduring a tough start to his reign at Manchester United

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With Manchester United now 7/1 to retain the title following their worst ever start to a Premier League campaign, Sky Bet talk us through the events which have prompted their odds to drift so significantly.

6/4 - 21/04/2013

With United cruising towards regaining the title as rivals Manchester City slump to a 3-1 defeat against Tottenham, Sky Bet open betting on the following campaign, installing the soon to be champions as 6/4 favourites.

15/8 - 8/05/2013

Confirmation that Sir Alex Ferguson is set to end his 26-year reign at Old Trafford prompts Sky Bet to push United's odds out from 6/4 to 15/8, the same price as City.

5/2 - 18/08/2013

United begin the season as third favourites as Chelsea are backed in from an opening price of 5/1 to 9/4 alongside City following the return of Jose Mourinho. The Blues are by far the best supported side in the market before a ball is kicked with Moyes' men attracting relatively little money.

3/1 - 27/08/2013

United fail to break down a stubborn Chelsea side in Moyes' first competitive game in charge at Old Trafford. With City having lost at Cardiff, the Blues are made outright favourites for the title.

4/1 - 01/09/2013

A 1-0 defeat to bitter rivals Liverpool sees expectations tempered further with Moyes' wretched record at Anfield extended, having failed to win there in 12 attempts as Everton manager.

11/2 - 22/09/2013

United are thoroughly outclassed in a 4-1 thumping by neighbours City, who are consequently installed as 7/4 favourites for the Premier League title.

7/1 - 29/09/2013

West Brom record their first win at Old Trafford since 1978, leaving United with their worst start to a campaign in the Premier League era, collecting just seven points from six games. Early leaders Arsenal move ahead of Moyes' men in the outright odds for the first time as they rack up a fifth successive win, while Liverpool and Tottenham follow closely at 9/1 apiece.