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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Sheff Utd v Tottenham

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Tottenham have not kept a clean sheet in 11 away matches
Expert verdict
Tottenham were knocked out of the FA Cup by Leicester on Saturday but they should make it through to Wembley in the League Cup even if Sheffield United make the Premier League side sweat for their spot. A draw suits Spurs following the 1-0 first-leg win and that looks the pick of the bets with the Blades lacking a cutting edge.

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