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Where To Put Your Money vs Sunderland

United travel to Sunderland for the final game of the season and are a top priced 1.44 to beat the Black Cats and keep alive their slim hopes of retaining the title.

The Red Devils need City to slip up in their home game at QPR, and will be hoping that history doesn’t repeat itself.

The last time City won the title was back in 1968 when United blew their chance by losing to Sunderland.

So if they are to steal the title they must at least do their part of the job better than way back then.

What is vital is that they get an early goal and put the pressure on their arch rivals.

If they can take the lead then news will travel fast to the Etihad and the pressure of trying to win the title for the first time in 44 years could hopefully prove too much.

It’s a glimmer of hope that all United fans will be clinging onto, and one major plus is that relegation-threatened QPR are managed by our former striker Mark Hughes who will surely be keen to spoil the party for City.

As far as United’s game on Wearside is concerned, the stats are very heavily in their favour. Sir Alex’s side have won 14 and lost none of their last 19 Premier League games against Sunderland, and Martin O’Neill’s side have also failed to score in eight of their last 10 league games between the two sides.

United have also won on the final day in eight of the last nine seasons, whereas their opponents win in 2010/11 was their first in 10 seasons.

That suggest that United should have little difficulty doing the business, especially when you throw in the fact that Sunderland haven’t won in their last seven games.

So given that united ideally need to be quick out of the blocks, I think they look a decent put at 2.1 with Paddy Power in the HT/FT market.

Wayne Rooney needs just two more goals to reach 200 for the club, but at 3.75 with the likes of bet365, Betfred and Paddy Power he looks plenty short enough to bag the opener.

Better value could be Chicharito who can be backed at a standout 6 with bet365, and at the odds on offer he will be carrying my cash.

United to win 2-0 is my idea of the outcome, and that is a 7.5 with bet365.

Whatever happens, lets just hope that United to what’s required and Hughes can inspire QPR to get something out of the game against City.

If they can then as  Sir Alex told fans at Old Trafford last weekend, we could well have “the biggest celebration of our lives”.




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228 Comments

  1. Sandeep1878 says:

    Hope we are up by 0-4 at half time,

    that would send shivers down the bitters and cheers down the QPR :)

    Sparky hasnt lost against City as a visiting manager in last 9, make it 10 United legend!!

    hoping for a first half hatrick by Rooney or De Gea for that matter

  2. kev e says:

    I’m going to ignore the implications of today’s result for the league. Tough ask but I’m resigned to waiting until next year for no.20…

    …and therefore today is the last chance we get to watch the glorious Reds play a competitive match for nearly 3 months. So I’m going to make the most of it, the sun is shinng, support the boys. Happy(ish) days. Although we’ve got the Euros to provide a football fix, the rest of the summer will be gossip and endless transfer tittle tattle, the end of which will be the SAF has bought another 4 wingers and 2 centre backs!!! :D

    (and if the unthinkable happens and City lose…. well!!!!)

  3. StatesideAussie says:

    Balaji … G’day mate, how are you? I do believe Sir Alex will look to buy players who are not already known as stars, who so far have fallen below the radar a little bit. There are several reasons he would do that, but the most relevant is that such players are unlikely to be on the shopping list of clubs like Shitty. He has already done this before, many times. I wouldn’t be surprised if he looks for such players now. We have an great scouting network. And there’s every chance he may look to Asia. The cynical amongst us will say that’s just for shirt sales, but I for one do not believe Sir Alex would buy any player for that reason alone. He will look for someone who has shown the right personal and mental attributes, and then seek to put them in an environment where they can grow and blossom at United.

    But now that I’ve said that, he will probably go out and buy Messi or someone like that!

    I am looking forward to tonight. This will be the first time I’ve been able to watch the lads play, in real time, in a PL match, since before the New Year. I know this may be the day when we give up the title and the hated blue scum lift that trophy, but I just want to watch the lads play.

    And I have taken great encouragement from Sir Alex’s comment today that, due to Shitty’s challenge, he already three years younger. He may be battle-scared, but our old knight is not yet battle-weary. He’s got the smell of blood in his nostrils and he’s up for the fight!

  4. Mikekelly12 says:

    From the banks of the river Irwell, to the shores of sicilly….. We will fight, fight, fight for United until we win the Football League…….

  5. MG says:

    Good Morning Manchester United

    Firstly at soren :lol:

    Well done soren ;)

    Next – second Costas – this has been coming for a while now – so it’s no great surprise and saying it so doesn’t mean anything else either – if they win it good luck to them – we seriously just need to get our house in order and go again nothing more to that.

    Cue the obligatory media nonsense that somehow we are dead again.

    We are here and alive to prove otherwise,

    After hunting city down, this has been a fuck up of epic proportions – so unfortunately United will have to live with this – but more importantly learn from it.

    Everything else is bullshit – and like I have been doing for years I just don’t bother reading into it anymore and moreover listening to it – you know it’s fucking senile the hatred, so why even bother to stand in front of it and be prepared to get angry over it?

    Let it be – absorb it – let it hurt as much as it does and find a way out.

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  6. CedarsDevil says:

    Why good morning MG / Mike / Stateside and all…….

    Today is about watching the lads for the last time this season and would signal the start of the usual long summer ahead……

    Personally I will simply enjoy the day, cheer the lads on and look forward to next season.

    UNITED

  7. MG says:

    Morning Cedars!

    I agree there Cedars – especially when we start our annual summer transfer knockout amongst each other!

    :lol:

  8. James7t7 says:

    I hope Bolton get 4 early goals… :d

  9. CedarsDevil says:

    MG

    Indeed! Last summer was fun was it not? Especially with all the wee Wes talk and the various cliques involved..ha ha

    I wonder how we will be set up this time around

  10. Mikekelly12 says:

    Morning Cedars
    Yup…. The final day always brings a tinge of sadness even in success as it means no more football (real football!!) for 3 months. Whatever happens today we’ll be over it in a few weeks time and we can look forward to the excitement and anticipation of another season! I really hope I get my season ticket in the Singing section with the snappy dresser and the voice! Would be nice for King Eric too but understand his commitment to his current seat! ALL TOGETHER NOW……..My old man said be a shitty fan and I said BOLLOCKS your a CUNT…….

  11. Albert Ross says:

    My old man said be a shitty fan and I said BOLLOCKS your a CUNT!

  12. CedarsDevil says:

    Would rather be sliced up with a sharp blade and then have alcohol poured all over me then be a blue for a split second…..FUCK!!

  13. CedarsDevil says:

    Oh and to carry on…….

    My old man said be a shitty fan and I said BOLLOCKS your a CUNT!

  14. Albert Ross says:

    Roy Keane wrote in his column …

    “I still think City will do it and, when Alex Ferguson reviews the season, he’ll know when the league was lost – the final 10 minutes against Everton when they conceded twice to draw 4-4. There’s no point in him going on about that to the players this week as he’s got to try to lift them to get a result – but that’s what it will have boiled down to.”

    “It doesn’t mean there has to be a clearout of players. In the past year or so, Edwin van der Sar, Gary Neville, John O’Shea, Wes Brown, Paul Scholes and Darron Gibson all went, although Scholes obviously came back. There won’t be the same numbers going this summer because, for all the mistakes they may have made, the younger lads – David De Gea, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Ashley Young and Danny Welbeck – will all have benefited from this season.”

    “What you’ve got to remember as well is that United will have Nemanja Vidic, Tom Cleverley and, please God, Darren Fletcher back fit for next season.”

    Roy Keane loves United. I love Roy Keane. I unabashedly and completely adore our Legend.

  15. MG says:

    Cedars

    I’m sure it will all naturally fall into place…

    :lol:

    Well my family are all associated with Liverpool and of course as you all know by now the Lord had other plans for me.

    And like every time United don’t make it – I’m proud to be a Manchester United fan.

    But I’m more proud to be in the company of stellar fellow REDS, whose company I couldn’t live without

    Especially like yesterday stuck at a wedding reception where no one could be bothered to bat an eye lid.

    Would have been fun if James was there – me with my talking James with his drinking

    :lol:

  16. CedarsDevil says:

    MG

    Read about your boring wedding reception mate, sad in a way that not everyone can just have FUN!!

    Having James there would have guaranteed an atmosphere never to be forgotten!

  17. MG says:

    I would like to comment:

    I would like to be no other fan in world football than a Manchester United fan.

    For all the fucking bastards who don’t understand that, it is not for you to understand and enjoy.

    It is simply our privilege.

    So what if we don’t make it – Barca didn’t make it and they don’t even get 1fucking 10th of the hate press we get, and they are supposed to be the best team in world football!!!

    As long as we are all standing, hey we lost a trophy, never lost anything else.

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  18. MG says:

    Cedars

    I agree with you there – no doubt about that!

    :lol:

  19. MG says:

    ROM Assemble.

    Mancini: Issa got the premiership trophy no?

    ROM Assemble:

    Yeah and we have all of us plus a Greek Dr. who is also a specialist kebab Professor!

    :lol:

  20. Mikekelly12 says:

    Id rather shag a bucket with a big hole in it (tonybee – hippos yawn!! Quality!!) THAN BE A CITY FAN!!!!!!!! ALL TOGETHER NOW………

  21. Albert Ross says:

    I’d rather shag a bucket with a big hole in it THAN BE A CITY FAN!!!!!!!

  22. Mikekelly12 says:

    Albatross
    Good Man!!! I’m gonna sing that song all day long because it’s as true as the day is long!!!

  23. MG says:

    I would just like to have a hot relationship with a woman, instead of a bucket.

    I mean why compromise – surely we can enjoy the best things in life! And still not be city fans!!!

    :lol:

  24. Albert Ross says:

    Mikekelly12 – Good man yourself! I’ll be belting it out as well, truth will out!

    I’d rather shag a bucket with a big hole in it THAN BE A CITY FAN!!!

  25. Balaji Sivaraman says:

    Stateside, G’day mate! I am doing great and hope you have everything set up down under. Yup, you said it right. That may be one of the main reasons he is after someone like Kagawa than some of the other bigger names that will be touted this summer. And yeah, the Old Footie Knight (to borrow one of Denton’s nicknames) is up for this. That is what gives me the greatest hope of all going into what will be a really long summer.

  26. Redbilly says:

    One final twist today . We will win they won’t . The title will be retained.

  27. Redbilly says:

    Man city…. What’s it for ?.

  28. Redbilly says:

    So down innlondon , loads of reds , wearing their shitts , come on reds. No city fans .

    Ahhhh, that’s because all united fans don’t live in Manchester and most have never been there.. City are a local club, true fans . A real local club with local investment and players who love the club history . They truly play for the shirt.

    What a club MASSIVE yet local :-)

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