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Where to put your money vs Spurs

United play host to Spurs this weekend and look worthy favourites at 1.57  with bet365 and Betfred to bag another three points.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s side have a terrific record against the Londoners and  come into the game unbeaten in their last 6 matches in all competitions despite  not playing at their best.

They have won 17 and lost none of their last 22 Premier League games  against Tottenham, and the Lilywhites have managed to score eight goals in 20  Premier League visits to Old Trafford.

The last player to score a winning goal for them in Manchester was actually  Gary Lineker in December 1989, which highlights the dominance that the Red  Devils have had over their rivals for over two decades.

Wayne Rooney, who had a run out against Newcastle in their capital One Cup  win in midweek, has scored seven goals in his last eight Premier League  appearances against Spurs and five in the last five.

That makes him of obvious interest in the first goalscorer market at 5.5  with Boylesports,  but my money is going to be going on Robin van Persie who was rested in midweek  and has made a great start to his career as a United player.

The Dutchman has scored five goals in his last six Premier League home  games against Spurs, and can be backed at huge looking 5 with Paddy  Power to bag the opener.

I think he can fire United to a comfortable victory and like the look of a  3-1 or 4-1 success for United.

Those outcomes have been priced up at 12 and 21 respectively by bet365.



  1. Marq says:

    I don’t think anyone has turned against Nani for the “incident” yet. All that everyone is saying is that if it is true, we will probably not see much of him anytime soon. So nobody is jumping onto any bandwagon, because there isn’t any, except that on the DM, which we all know how “reliable” they are.

  2. Redbilly says:

    Marq- let’s hope it’s resolved , and in time we are singing his praises again .

  3. DreadedRed says:

    I’d bet that if the reports filtering through were saying that Petrucci punched Nani, we would be reading comments like: “the effing softcock probably deserved it”

    Anyway, I’m outta here. Enjoy the game my fellow Reds. Come on United!

  4. Redbilly says:

    Dreadedred- enjoy the wedding

  5. United Till I Die says:

    By all accounts Nani is a good bloke on the pitch as well as off it, so I must say I doubt he’s punched anybody. Even if the story turns out to be true I reckon the “victim” must’ve asked for it.

    Ask and you shall receive init? :lol:

    Being paid 90k while Silva is on 200+ is piss take enough, so having some no mark taking more liberties is enough to warrant red mist in any red-blooded male.

    But GBH or not, Nani is still the best winger in the league. He ain’t going nowhere, for starters Sir Alex knows more than you lot about these things. Thats why Anderson is still here and everybody is suddenly insisting he starts today!

    Just back your players for fuck sake especially the ridiculously talented ones, thats my advice – or failing that just back the bloody manager who insisted on bringing these lads to the Club in the first place.

    Maybe a little violence is what Nani needed to focus his game anyway? You lot on here defending your right to sing about other Clubs (fair enough) I just hope your not the same ones all aghast and horrified at the prospect of one bloke punching another.

    Petrucci is 20 not 12 for fuck sake – if he really was punched by Nani so fucking what? Should’ve had his guard up when he was invited into the Gym hahaha.

    The story probably is made up – but Nani does need to put his nice guy image to bed anyway. He has the impression of being lightweight like Young but he’s more athletically built like Valencia.

    Whatever happened lets hope our winger has reached a turning point. I reckon he’s gonna go nuts next time he scores!

    Come on United!

  6. frankie says:

    No wonder Petrucci had a black eye yesterday! It didn’t affect his game though, as he was oustanding. He seems to have everything for a midfielder: pace, control, aggression and a great shot. Cannot wait to see him in the first team.

  7. Proverb says:

    Interesting read
    Anderson had a tough childhood as well!!
    Its a come from where I’m going, the stereotypes and the jerkoffs in full swing.

  8. Xyth says:

    Nani needs to get in control of his career before it is too late! With Tony and Ashley injured, surely he is in the last chance saloon! If he has any sense, he would grab this and show the boss that he deserves to remain a United player! He must know that after United, his carrer can only go down the hill.

  9. United Till I Die says:

    @Proverb – that was a brilliant read about Anderson, Id advise every red to give it a read, especially the ones who can’t stand him!

  10. Proverb says:

    Yeah @united till I die, he’s gone through tough times really, tempting experiences.
    His father died when was only 13 years old battled the loss of his father, aswell as ignoring the drugs that most of his friends were consuming and stuck by his own to finally realize his dream. Which is of playing professional football. That shows character man
    Sad thing is fans who are soo quick to jump at the bandwagon kept on slating him, but the lad kept on smiling to finally show his true self despite injuries and those sort of things being thrown at him all the time.

  11. WeAreUnited says:

    Yeah a great read about Anderson,

    the thing about him is, I always backed him up when people slated him, but he has sso many injuries that it was hard to say anything about him anymore.

    Then came last year, where he started with cleverley and I was over the moon and saw the Anderson we wanted, then he got injuried again! whoooot?

    And this year, well, hard to say, but when he played with Clevs, they played GREAT!.

    the thing about Anderson, like the article showed us is that, he is a playmaker and his “real” role is the kagawa’s role, and I think because of that, he has never ( a strong word) has shown us his true colours, he should get 1 or 2 games in that role so we could see what he is capable of.

    Cause when he starts running with the ball, well you will never catch him. one example.

    CMON United!!!!!!

  12. Proverb says:

    Absolutely, once he’s off is off and 3 second later he’s at the opposition box
    I think that’s what sir alex’s trying to do, make him a box to box kinda midfielder
    Let’s see what he’ll offer with a change of system
    Hopefully he stays injury free.

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  14. Costas says:

    If Petrucci was indeed walking around with a black eye yesterday, I am afraid the Fail were right for once. The likes of Balotelli and Cole have also assaulted younger members of their teams’ squads, but you expect better at United. Don’t know what’s the exact status of his contract negotiations, but Nani better get his shit together soon.

  15. Zibbie says:

    Costas, agree. So much talent. A perpetual hope for maturity to take hold.
    When SAF thinks a irreconcilable difference has occurred. GONE All the time the last 2 years he has tried to sign a winger/CAM 10 type as well. Sanchez, Nasri, Hazard and Lucas to name 4. Most of the transfer talk was of CDM or defense, forwards. Yet SAF has gone hole hog after wingers, and signed Young as well.

  16. Proverb says:

    Chelsea leading arsenal and guess who scored?
    Of all players torres :O

  17. evisu says:

    1-1 Arsenal are really impressive

  18. Proverb says:

    GOAL!! Arsenal 1 (Gervinho) Chelsea 1 Amusing that Gervinho scored while Chelsea fans were singing “Robin van Persie, he left cos you’re shit”
    Well done arsenal , were going top of the table later, come on arsenal , do it for united

  19. parryheid says:

    I slate him constantly and he’s given me plenty opportunities,so remember fans one swallow does not a Summer make.We’ll soon see if this is his usual one or two good performances,I wont hold my breath.

  20. WeAreUnited says:

    if it’s true about petruccis eye, then can soeone put a picture from yesterdays game? I watched the 21 game and didn’t notice any black eye?

    Nani and macheda are good friends and macheda is good friends with petrucci, so it sounds wierd, anything can happen, this is life, but still-.

    If he hit him ,then deserved it or not, it’s not good for the team, and why call him to the gym, when he could have done it on the pitch?

    well we’ll see it, I hope it’s only rumours, like many have said, if Nani doesn’t play or is on the team sheet today, then we know what’s happened.

    I hope nothing, cause Nani is one of the best, but the UNITED goes first!

  21. WeAreUnited says:

    and about slating him, well you slate him cause you go into the bandwagon, and now when he struggles, then it’s easier jump in that bandwagon for many reasons.

    If he’d played like he has played the last 2.5 years, you wou wouldn’t say nothing.

    I bet you slaters did not say anything when he played scored and assisted all those goals.

  22. parryheid says:

    That’s his problem in that is precisely how he has played for the past Five years and I dont expect matters to change any this year.And if there is a bandwagon I never at any time jumped on I was the driver.As for all those goals and assists I must have been out when it happened,dont get all offended when others see a different picture than you that is how life works.

  23. Redbilly says:

    Went to the gunners game . Shame they didn’t clinch it . Let’s hope it’s a double loss for north London.

  24. Santa Claus says:

    Considering composed performance from the midfield esp it will be interesting for united to adopt a similar formation against totenham. With hopefully the same back four that started against liverpool
    and diamond midfield with Kagawa playing top of diamond and carrick in front of the back four , clevs and ando on either side. with rooney/welbeck/hernandez and RvP up front . The advantage of this is that we can swtich to 433 , 4231 anytime we like . And also the top three players can constantly interchange. rooney and Rvp can move left , ronney can drop to ply at top of diamond and kagawa playing along side rvp or rvp dropping to the top of diamond


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