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

00:30 Sa 4Jul

Peru v Paraguay

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Peru have scored in eight of their last ten matches
Expert verdict
It is always tricky for teams to recover from losing a semi-final but Peru will be happier than Paraguay with their midweek effort. The Incas had every reason to feel hard done by after a Tuesday 2-1 defeat to hosts Chile which was heavily influenced by the dismissal of Carlos Zambrano. Wednesday's 6-1 loss to Argentina appeared a game too far for Paraguay, who had dug deep to eliminate Brazil in the quarter-finals.

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