Birthday boy Ferguson 3-1 to retire in 2013

BIRTHDAY boy Sir Alex Ferguson is 71 on New Year's Eve but the Manchester United manager has shown no sign of losing his hunger and determination to succeed.

However, Betfred are betting on when Ferguson decides to leave Old Trafford with 2014 the 2-1 favourite and it’s 3-1 he departs in 2013, with the veteran Scot 14-1 to continue until at least 2017.

United will head into 2013 with a seven-point advantage at the Premier League summit and bookmakers rate them 2-5 to win the title this season.

Match in Focus

18:00 Tu 29Jul

Valerenga v Stabaek

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Stabaek have conceded 1.94 goals per game, worse than any team in the league
Expert verdict
Vidar Kjartansson is smashing in the goals for Valerenga, with 14 to his name already, and he should provide the cutting edge that the hosts require. Stabaek have one of the worst defences in the division and are unlikely to hold out against Valerenga, who are unbeaten at home.

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