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

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Ireland v Poland

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Poland have kept clean sheets in three of their four Euro 2016 qualifiers
Expert verdict
Ireland face the unbeaten Group D leaders and the top-scoring side in the European qualifiers and the advice is to grab the Poland price with both hands. Poland boast a 100 per cent record on the road, beating Gibraltar 7-0 and knocking four past Georgia, again with a clean sheet. They have also beaten Germany in qualifying too.

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