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.

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Real Madrid v Barcelona

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Real Madrid have scored five goals in each of their last three home matches
Expert verdict
Barcelona are yet to concede in La Liga although their run of eight clean sheets comes under huge threat at the Bernabeu. Real Madrid have won eight in a row, scoring 35 goals, but they should be wary of Barca forward Neymar, who has struck 11 times in his last seven games for club and country.

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