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Man Utd 1/1 to win silverware again next season

| 31.05.2011

Manchester United have been regularly among the trophies in recent seasons and this makes 1/1 that they secure silverware in the 2012 campaign great value.

Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed at least one trophy in each of the last six seasons, with 2005 being the last campaign where they failed to secure silverware of some kind.

The Premier League title has proved the easiest to win in this time as they have won it in four of the last six years, while they have also lifted the Carling Cup on three occasions.

It is 7/4 in the Premier League odds that Manchester United successfully defend the Premier League crown next season, although they are sure to face stiff challenges from the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City.

Aside from the league, Manchester United have three cup competitions to look forward to, which will all test the depth of their squad.

The Red Devils are the 6/1 favourites to win the FA Cup, while it is the same price that they win the Champions League, after being unsuccessful in finals against Barcelona in two of the last three seasons.

Meanwhile, a mini clearout is expected at Old Trafford this summer, which in theory should make the squad stronger for the next campaign.

The major changes are expected to come in midfield, with Ashley Young looking almost certain to arrive from Aston Villa and provide some competition on the flanks for Nani and Antonio Valencia.

Some creativity could also be useful in the middle of the midfield, particularly with Paul Scholes announcing his retirement and Ryan Giggs not getting any younger.

Rumours persist that a bid is forthcoming for Tottenham playmaker Luka Modric, while the capture of Wesley Sneijder from Inter Milan would definitely be a major coup, with the Dutchman reportedly allowed to leave for the right price.

Punters should be warned that the trophy bet does not include a Charity Shield win over Manchester City.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.