Initially, the thousands making the trip would have been going in hope rather than expectation, however, given United's current form, the Basques might just think their is a chance of an upset and Bet365 offer them at 6/1 (7.00).
Yet Sociedad themselves are not on their best run, despite enjoying a good win at the weekend over Valencia, and United, who are offered at 8/15 (1.53), should be too strong for the visitors.
Nevertheless, there remains something of a fragility about this United side, and Sociedad's slick passing could cause them one or two problems.
The Liga side are generally good value for goals and, having regularly scored at the Bernabeu and Camp Nou, finding the back of the net at Old Traforrd should be within their means.
Both teams to score is offered at 4/5 (1.80) and that looks like a tempting option. The visitors have scored in four of their last five matches, while the Red Devils have kept just one clean sheet in their last seven games.
Furthermore, this bet has paid out in both of United's Champions League games so far, making it a solid option.
|Both teams to score at 4/5 (1.80) 1.5 point stake with bet365|
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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV Presenter in Madrid