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Evergreen Giggs represents value for another Premier League title

| 25.04.2013

Of the 20 English championships won by Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson and Ryan Giggs now have 13 apiece to their name.

And Ladbrokes are offering generous prices regarding the duo achieving more success at Old Trafford, considering that neither of the pair are showing any signs of slowing down.

Now 39, Giggs contributed two assists in United’s 3-0 title-clinching success over Aston Villa, and has penned terms that will see him remain at the club for at least another season.

Still a prominent first-team squad member, 7/5 looks a massive price that he achieves another title success with the Red Devils, given that he looks well capable of playing on beyond next year.

Indeed, a slightly bigger 6/4 is available regarding United winning the Premier League next term, but the aforementioned bet regarding Giggs gaining a 14th top-flight winners’ medal should offer more security.

Meanwhile, the future of his boss, who maintains that he is hungry as ever for domestic success, can also be gambled upon, with the 5/1 that he retires this summer looking best avoided.

Punters can instead focus their attentions on predicting how many more English titles Ferguson will achieve at Old Trafford, with 11/8 the price he fails to lift another top-flight trophy.

It is 6/4 that the legendary Scotsman guides United to one more championship, 5/1 he lands two more titles, and 16/1 he experiences league glory on three more occasions.

Better value lies in the latter bet with relation to another available special, in that 10/1 is the price that the Red Devils win the next three Premier League titles, which would see them break their own record for consecutive divisional successes.

With the 71-year-old having undoubtedly etched his name in United folklore meanwhile, there is a suggestion that the club will bestow a monumental honour on the peerless manager.

25/1 looks a massive price that Old Trafford is renamed after Sir Alex, who is already immortalised in stone outside the ground, and had a stand named after him in celebration of a 25-year tenure at the club.

Having brought 38 trophies to Manchester, and with his legacy cemented as the most successful British manager of all time, it appears a distinct possibility that the Red Devils’ stadium is renamed in his honour, possibly upon his eventual retirement from the game.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



John Klee