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Return of the Beckham – United v Milan at Old Trafford

Spring is here and what started out as a transitional season for the Reds looks like it could turn into a golden year. You can get 11.0 (10/1) on United pulling off a League Cup, Premier League and Champions League treble and something tell us those odds will narrow over the coming weeks.


On Wednesday, a rare chance to back at home United win at decent odds of 1.77 should not be missed but it must be remembered that the Reds don’t need to beat AC Milan at Old Trafford. A draw would suffice and, although we’ll be backing a narrow Reds victory, the 3.7 on the draw holds great appeal as a saver bet.

Overs backers had sloppy defending from both sides to thank for five goals in the first leg. Having scored three goals away to both Real Madrid and Juventus this season, Milan are capable of finding the net at the homes of formidable opponents. However, with Ferdinand, Vidic, Brown, Evra – the defensive foundations of the Reds’ Champions League triumph two seasons ago – all available, we fancy .

At the time of writing, it’s not clear whether Wayne Rooney will start. Wazza has a great record against the Rossoneri – four goals in his last three appearances against them – so we certainly hope he makes it. Before the first leg the market favoured a low scoring game but after the 2-3 in the San Siro, goals are expected on Wednesday. However, Rooney’s absence could change that so back Under 1.5 goals at 3.2.

Dimitar Berbatov showed exquisite touches at Molineux on Saturday. Technically and physically, he towered above his opponents, inspiring United with neat flicks and visionary passing. Dimitar isn’t known for tearing around the pitch and neither are his ageing Milanese opponents. The slower pace of European football suits Berba and we’re backing him to score in a 1-0 Reds’ win.

Try a cheeky small stakes experiment with a red card punt. Old Trafford can be a frustrating place to chase down lost causes when you’re heading out of Europe and we can envisage a Milan player – perhaps Gennaro Gattuso, Clarence Seedorf or – imagine the headlines – even David Beckham – lashing out in the second half. Back the sending off at 3.95.

Who knows what awaits the Reds in the next round. Will they get the chance to dispose of one of their domestic rivals? Will they avenge last season’s defeat against Barcelona or could Cristiano Ronaldo return to Old Trafford with Real? Losing Michael Owen is a blow but with newcomers like Antonio Valencia, seasoned Champions League performers such as Paul Scholes and defensive rocks Ferdinand and Vidic all finding form and fitness, it pays to back United at 7.0 to win the Champions League.


 

33 Comments

  1. Manchuchu says:

    United sign Marnick Vermiljl: confirmed??

  2. Edge says:

    Manchuchu

    Who? Nothing on SSN

  3. Down to 4 days says:

    Stevie me is playing shit

  4. Dani says:

    @Manchuchu
    That’s been the rumour in lots of sites and blogs over the weekend. Seems it’s true.

  5. willierednut says:

    @ghtt
    The whole liverpoo team are shite.

  6. King Eric says:

    Manchucu – The Standard Liege wing back? Yeah apparantly so. 300 grand or summat like that. Supposed to be quality.

  7. SteniS says:

    Is it just me imaging in it, or is Scott sometimes typing like Jose speaks in Special1TV? “He is singing the praises”, “The return of the Beckham” etc :D

  8. down to 4 days says:

    willierednut
    i am finding this amazing watching it
    its the same fricking team with the added johnson that i taught about as much as i taught about united this time last year. talk about a fricking nose dive. wigan look like a team that could be an unreal force in europe watching this game
    liverpool are all over the place its funny funny funny and shocking

  9. Drabik says:

    @SteniS

    This wasn’t written by Scott :p

    Special1TV was quality. I watched it almost religiously – damn you Setanta!!!

  10. Tony Starks says:

    This Nzogbia guy has looked OK, Fabio (Capello) sign him up!

  11. Xyth says:

    Well done Wigan!
    Dippers might not make it even in top 6 let alone top 4.

  12. hurr says:

    Gotta love Wigan. They gave us full 6 points AND beat both the Dippers and the Chavs. :D

  13. shebangsthedrums says:

    Did anyone else see Stevie me starfish, put 2 fingers up to the ref after getting booked. Surely that’s dissent and another yellow? Remember Rooney getting a 2nd yellow for clapping sarcastically at the ref!

  14. Costas says:

    Did anyone here that Tevez had an affair while he travelled over to Argentina? Remember what he said about tiny tears? Lol, you couldn’t make this up.

    http://newsbizarre.com/2010/03/mariana-paesani-picturesl-model-accused.html

  15. willierednut says:

    Did i just see Stevie me get punked by James mccarthy.

  16. Drabik says:

    Hope Liverpool don’t sack Rafa… He is all I want in a rival manager.

    With Villa (3), City (2) and Spurs (1) all having games in hand, its very likely that Liverpool will be fighting for 6th, with 7th more likely.

  17. Costas says:

    KRAP

    Keep Rafa At Pool

  18. Drabik says:

    @Costas

    Yes, completely agree.

    As for the Tevez story, that would be the most hypocritical thing ever! He said a lot of things about Terry. Would be hilarious if this was true – although you would feel a little bit sorry for Mrs Tevez

  19. united.george says:

    @costas

    I feel a bit nauseous if the thought of Tevez….I thought the Avram Grant story made me ill, but Tevez? I wonder if he spent more time chasing the woman around the hotel room than actually scoring:)

    The pool lost today. Rafa should have gotten an Oscar last night for supporting actor. The role he played in 2009 as the tormented manager was outstanding!

  20. Costas says:

    @united.george

    Tevez was always better at chasing lost causes than scoring goals. :P

    @Drabik

    Yeah I really feel for her too. For Carlos’ sake I hope the story is a fabrication, because he can’t be THIS hypocritical!

  21. Fred says:

    Is he going by “The Beckham” now? Bit pretentious imho.

  22. willierednut says:

    Always good to see the fsw lost for words.

  23. redscot says:

    I dont care about bettin Blog’s. I will choose my Result when i see the Runner’s and Rider’s,Aka team Sheet! Just dismay’s me so much negativity sorrounds our magnificent Club. Listen and Listen good, Come on feel the Noize. We need to get behind the Lad’s 100% or we will be dumped out of the CL. As everyone know’s it’s a slender lead, they score in the first 20 Meenit’s we are Goosed.
    Am personally shitting myself about this Game, this is far from over.
    Lad’s and Lassie’s just in yer Heart shout like fucking crazy, or on the Terraces, lol.

  24. King Eric says:

    shebangsthedrums – Top Roses tune by the way. Yeah I did see the thug give rods at Marriner and according to the papers he could be facing action from the FA. Fucking scouse cunt’s siding with each other. After SCYTHING down Caldwell Joe Royle said he “felt sorry Stevie getting a booking”. Scharner was excellent.

    The dippers were shocking, they don’t want to play for Rafa that much is clear. Stevie Me is in the worst form of his career. To think they thought after running us so close it was their season! Not making top 4 will have serious repercussions.

  25. King Eric says:

    Costas – That Tevez link. Oh my god.

  26. jeet says:

    Well to be honest – I expected him to have worst taste in women – LOL

  27. Red Devil says:

    @ United.george

    “….chasing her around the room than scoring…”

    Hahahaha….keep em coming mate…lol

    @ King Eric
    yeah…I hope they make the top four or it could mean they sack rafa!!
    or the best case scenario would be….they miss out on top four, (Tottenham get it…anyone but Citeh!) and then they stick with rafa becoz they dont have the 20 million they would have to pay him for the rest of the contract..!!

  28. Red Devil says:

    @ Costas…

    the tevez link…I just hope its true….and tevez gets what usually happens to people in his neighborhood for adultery :D

  29. Swissdevil says:

    Off topic:
    Hopefully, I’ll be still allowed to join the forum after tomorrows match with the Swiss Ref…

    PS: Showing the finger to Young Boys Bern fans wasn’t for sure the best thing to do..but in Switzerland, Refs are not used to it to hear all kind of bad comments as like “you are a son of a b****”..so he showed the finger..

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1256487/Oh-Sir-Alex-Ferguson-reunited-controversial-referee-Massimo-Busacca-AC-Milan-return.html?ITO=1490

  30. Rooney22United says:

    Tevez – fukin hypocrite!

  31. veek says:

    Tevez has got to be the world’s biggest hypocrite.

  32. Keano16 says:

    Carlos Tevez sees his baby for the first time. He says to his missus “It looks nothing like me” She says “Give me a chance, ive only just put the kettle on”!!!

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