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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Reims v Marseille

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  • Marseille are the highest scorers in France with 14 goals
Expert verdict
The Marcelo Bielsa revolution at Marseille is in full swing with the club top and scoring plenty of goals in the process. Andre-Pierre Gignac has been the main beneficiary of Bielsa’s attacking philosophy with six Ligue 1 goals and the burly target man is in the mood to add to that tally at Reims.

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