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Who To Put Your Money On Against Bolton

Following their terrific performance to knock City out of the FA Cup it’s back to Premier League business this weekend for United who are a top priced 1.16 to beat Bolton at Old Trafford and keep the pressure on Mancini’s men.
The performance put in by Wayne Rooney and Co to beat City 3-2 at the Eithad would have delighted Sir Alex, as they looked sharp and threatening and a different side to the one that got hammered 3-0 at St James’.
If they turn up in the same frame of mind for this one then three points look assured as Bolton are languishing at the foot of the table and it’s no surprise that United are a top priced 1.16 to bag all three points.
The Red Devils have won 12 of their last 14 meetings with the Trotters and stuffed them 5-0 at the Reebok earlier in the season.
They have also won their last 8 league home games against Owen Coyle’s men and it really should be a matter of how many they put past them to register another victory.
To be fair, Bolton have managed to secure 7 out of the last 12 available and United come into this following back to back defeats in the league.
However it’s more than 10 years since Sir Alex’s team lost three league games in a row, and the gaffer will surely have firmly pointed that fact out to his squad and stressed that anything but a win will not be tolerated.
I think that they will win this with a bit to spare, and fancy Rooney to net the opener and fire them to a wide margin victory.
Wazza is a top priced 3.75 with bet365 to score first, and that looks a big price given his current form and the fact that he is as short as 3 with several firms.
United to win 3-0 is my idea of the outcome and that scoreline is a 7.5 shot with bet365 and Paddy Power.



  1. Manchuchu says:

    Scholes to “Kevin Davies” Kevin Davies.

    2-1 odds

  2. Costas says:

    I am putting my money on Tony V playing at right back again.

  3. kanchelskis says:


    Thing is, Davies doesn’t even start for them any more. If Coyle had realised at the start of the season that he’s past it, we might’ve enjoyed the benefits of Cleverley’s services over the last few months.

  4. Utd4life says:

    Bolton are utter rubbish at the moment and I would be shocked at anything but a UTD win. UTD 3-0 Bolton.

  5. Costas says:

    Maybe Evans can do a Holden on Davies? Nah, that’s too extreme. Just do a Drogba on him.

  6. kanchelskis says:


    Personally I’d like Jones to introduce Davies to a world of pain, especially after Davies he said they’d give him “a going over” ahead of the last game.

    Failing that, he could just dance through their entire fucking team on the way to setting up a goal again.

    Either would be fine.

  7. WillieRedNut says:

    Jones is doubtful(cue Costas moaning) only joking mate. I’d rest Jonesy anyway. He’s looked leg weary in recent games. Rafael can fill in at RB. Smalling will make it imo. Evans i fit again. As for the game. An edgy 2 1 win methinks. Bolton won at Everton last game. They usually give us a good game at OT.

  8. gaz says:


    cant we just have both? fucking hate that pigeon chested prick state of the cunt he looks like that fucker from red dwarf Rimmer is it!!

  9. Costas says:


    Both situations would give me just as much satisfaction mate. I hate him. And I remember how worried a lot of us where before that game in September. Including the manager. He’s on Heskey level, but the tabloids seem to ingore than and only praise his fighting spirit. The twat.


    I was gonna moan, but you said “Rafael can fill in at RB” and I can’t stop laughing. :lol:

  10. Lebomanc says:


    We need to win this, we already lost 6 points in our last 2 games
    Come on united!!

  11. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Hoping for another 5-0 as the goal differential needs more good work.
    Come on U reds.

    Off topic: Welcome to the club to Andreas Pereira 15 yearold belgian lad for the academy. Listed as an attacking midfielder. Follow him on twitter as he is giving away some shirts. @AndreasPePe10
    Good luck Andreas!

  12. wayne says:

    Every thread this lad likes Rooney to score first at shitty odds although statistics prove Rooney doesn’t score many of Utds first goals,3-0 at 7-1 fuck me that’s awful.
    Just don’t understand what this lad is basing his handicapping advice on
    I’m betting Rooney doesn’t get the first goal and the score won’t be 3-0

  13. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Oh right. I concur with Willie. ABSOLUTELY have to rest Jones. Been looking working him way to much and deserves are seat. Maybe on the bench.

  14. smartalex says:

    Sir Alex on On Paul Scholes’s return:

    “I don’t know how we managed (to keep his return under wraps). We registered him on the Friday, and we thought somehow it would get out. We kept it on Friday as late as we possibly could. Of course the game was on Sunday so you had Friday night, the whole of Saturday and Sunday morning to worry about it, but somehow we managed to keep it quiet. We didn’t let any of the players know.

    “We did that simply because of the impact value. We were going away from home in a very difficult FA Cup tie against City. We had 5,000 fans at that end of the ground and as soon as they knew his name was on the team sheet they were fantastic, there was a great response.

    “There were no negatives as far as I was concerned … The only negative you were going to get was from the press, and one or two have been negative. They’re making out it’s been a ‘regressive step’ for Manchester United. How can it be regressive? You’re getting a player for nothing who’s been part of the club for 20-odd years, so how can it be regressive?

    “He knows the club. He’s not going to play every game, and Paul knows that. But in terms of composure and passing ability, is there a better player going around? Definitely not.”

  15. smartalex says:

    Sir Alex on the pressures that the modern day manager faces:

    “It’s more intense, now. There’s more profile towards managers’ performance, particularly headlines in newspapers with turnips on top of their heads and all that stupid carry-on that the press involve themselves in.

    “I think it is more intense today than it has ever been, and I think that has a lot to do with a change in the culture of human beings, the society that we’re in nowadays. If you look at photographs from way back in the 60s, there’s a great one in the United Unseen archives, and it shows you a photograph of Leeds United and Manchester United players scrapping in the middle of the pitch. It shows you the background of the crowd and there’s no emotion in the fans. Whereas today their veins are coming out of their necks. So there’s a change in the culture of the society we’re living in today.”

  16. smartalex says:

    Sir Alex on man-managing high-profile players:

    “What you have to do is (ensure your players) understand how fragile that celebrity status can be, in terms of – one minute you’re a star, the next minute you’re not a star. They have to deal with that. Dealing with success I think for young people is a bit more difficult today, because of television and the headlines they can get. So the work you do with them in terms of getting them to keep their feet on the ground – I say to them all the time: ‘Go back to your mother the same person you were when you arrived. That’s important, because I’m sure your mother doesn’t like to see you change.’ And we don’t like to see them change either.”

  17. smartalex says:

    Sir Alex on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s managerial success:

    “Ole was one of these professionals who used to take down all the notes of the training sessions and in games also. I think the problem for footballers today is that when they get to the end of their careers they decide to go and become coaches because there’s nothing else in their mind that they think they can do. Whereas with Ole, he always wanted to stay in the game. So from an early age his preparation was (with a view to) staying in the game as a coach or a manager, as he is at the moment. So he’s given himself a better chance than the rest.

    “He’s got an inner toughness, no doubt about that. Ole comes across as a nice man, and he is a nice one. He’s got a lovely manner about him. But if you go to a club like that (Molde) in Norway that has never won the league in their history and you win the league, you have to have something about you to do that.”

  18. smartalex says:

    Sir Alex on singling out his best-ever signing:

    “That’s impossible, absolutely impossible. If you look at value, we got Peter Schmeichel for £505,000, Brian McClair for £800,000. It’s impossible. We got Roy Keane for £3.7 million, Gary Pallister £2.3m. You try to measure that against the prices you pay for the players now: Wayne Rooney was £26m for instance, Ronaldo was only £10m. So how do you equate value? The only way I can interpret it is this way: How long did he play for me, for United? How successful were they in that period? And there are too many that come into that category, you couldn’t possibly say who was the best.”

    Sir Alex Ferguson was speaking to Yahoo!’s ‘The Dugout’

  19. FletchTHEMAN says:

    As long as we are talking about betting.
    The odds just went up 1000 fold (well…. they were zero with Scholes retired) that we could entice ZZ out of retirement? Always said his major regret in life was not playing with Paul Scholes. Full marks to whoever gets who I am talking about! ;)

  20. We8manu says:

    I hope Davies comes on and smashes that cunt Jones in his gurning jaw! Fucking ugly Blackburn 7 fingered fucker!!
    Fucking love to turn you over just like Bburn did to you few week ago, but can’t see it personally!! Rooney hattrick is a fucking banker!!

  21. parryheid says:

    I expect to see Raphael in the right back spot and United going for three points with no messing about with any stupid experiments cause it’s only Bolton.

  22. kanchelskis says:






  23. WillieRedNut says:

    parryheid – Heard that! Play the strongest team possible. If we have a comfortable lead second half, then make some changes.

  24. kanchelskis says:


    For someone who loves Rafael so much, you don’t half struggle with the spelling of his name ;-)

  25. iced earth says:

    agree about jones need rest,and also rio we will have a run of diificult matches,need to rest a few player,de gea must start,rafeal smaling and evans in the back &of course evra,nani carick scholes valencia,up front we have many option,would love to see chicharito again,but welbek is on fire,and berba is stong against teams like bolton,think fergie willstart with berba rooney,difficult game united must take the game seriously,they beat everton on there last away game,a2.0 win with goals from nani &rooney

  26. Lebomanc says:


    I think sir Alex wil start chico instead of welbeck

  27. gaz says:

    i predict




  28. Briggsy says:


    Perhaps he’s a big fan of the renaissance


  29. kanchelskis says:


    You think so?

    I think Welbeck was our best player on Sunday and think he should be rewarded with another start and the chance to put a run of games (and goals) together.

    Chicho off the bench if we need a goal.

  30. Lebomanc says:


    Well ya it’s true but Chico hasn’t been playing a lot lately sir Alex might give him a start… I like welbeck’s goals a lot and I also like the excitement he brings to the game when he comes as a sub

  31. zino says:

    I guess the comments by ol’ Harry has confirmed that nasri was supposed to come to United but for city waving some dey notes in his face

  32. zino says:

    *few* Not *dey*. T9 typo. Sowee about that and for going way off topic

  33. parryheid says:


    Christ and I always put a P in it must be some Latin in me.

  34. parryheid says:

    Sistine chapel painting and all that.

  35. parryheid says:


    You nailed it.

  36. Costas says:


    Or the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. :P

  37. WillieRedNut says:

    I always thought Costas had a tough exterior. ;)

  38. Mikekelly12 says:

    That’s the line-up id go for and like Parryheid says, go for the throat and make changes when we’re clear. We don’t need another Blackburn!!
    Lebomanc – how are you doing? Welbeck was unlucky to get brought off a city, he was quality. Chico started at Newcastle did he not and struggled a bit. I’d leave him on the bench and bring him on to run the back 4 ragged when they’re tired! Wish he’d stay the fuck on-side tho. He’s offside as often as Cedars is off topic!!!

  39. kanchelskis says:


    I’d like to think that Chico will come into his own more when Cleverly is back. Our midfielders and wingers are too ponderous to play the quick balls forward, meaning he’s offside when they come through. With Clev, you’d be more likely to get a quick, maybe 1-touch pass forward which catches the back line unaware and keeps Chico onside.

  40. Mikekelly12 says:

    That’s a very good point pal. What annoys me though and don’t get me wrong, I love him and he’ll become a legend, it’s just a bugbare of mine. He trots back when we lose the ball and when we regain possession and play it forward he’s coming back from an off side position so he can’t make a challenge for the ball or when he does the flag goes up straight away.

  41. Lodi3000 says:

    kanchelskis- on the basis that hernandez will get better service from clev, how did he manage to get so many goals last yr?

  42. YorYor says:

    After a good 5-6 days or rest, I’m sure Jones is all ready. He’s only 20, where cell-regeneration works at lightspeed… with his kind of physique, it sure looks unlikely he needs more than 3 days of rest.

  43. Red Nation says:

    Gibsons out, Good move this Scholes boy is one for the future, he doesn’t have the experience but makes up for it in energy and fast passing.

    Is Everton, the newly formed Manchester United C Team: Howard,Neville,Gibson,Saha.
    They better give us Rodwell !

    Our Activity in this window should be over with, in the summer hopefully we do some revolutionary squad strengthening and throw out the deadwood.

    Owen-Mame-Berba sold – Bring in a 4th reliable foward, someone to rival 99′s 4 CF’s.
    Scholes – Retired – Someone to take the weight off Clevs,Ando’s shoulders and to bring a spark.
    Rio – Retired or moved on – Bring in a defender and play Smalling next to Vidic.

    I would love it if we signed Cavani he reminds me so much of a very young Ruud Van Nistlerooy.

  44. James21 says:

    My money’s going to be on Sam Platt.

  45. smartalex says:

    ex BBC.

    Bolton defender Gary Cahill is in London for a medical at Chelsea on Saturday, BBC Sport understands. It is believed personal terms have been agreed ahead of the transfer, reportedly worth £7m.


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