Sir Alex Ferguson has once again proved that you should never doubt him or his team, Manchester United. After beating Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge it looks like Man United will be the sole Premier League survivor in the Champions League and with a potential semi-final against Bundesliga outfit Schalke, you wouldn’t bet against Fergie’s men making the final either. Added to that United are seven points ahead of closest challengers Arsenal in the Premier League table and have an FA Cup semi-final with Manchester City to look forward to, but that isn’t all Fergie can win this year.
For all the talk of this being the weakest Manchester United team in years and that the Red Devils have hardly played well all season, just as always, things seem to be going pretty well at Old Trafford. The treble is a real possibility and is likely to be decided by two matches against City and Barcelona or Real Madrid, and once again they’ve proved they have the staying power and can pull a result out of the bag when it really matters. But then we never really doubted that, did we?
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Everything seems to be coming together at the right time. Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand played together at the heart of United’s defence for the first time in a while on Wednesday, while Wayne Rooney appears to be firing on all cylinders again. Add to that Nani’s form, Antonio Valencia’s return to fitness and the incredible veteran that is Ryan Giggs and Manchester United’s starting eleven is looking pretty strong. While Fergie’s team is showing their form at the right time, the Scotsman will hope the same goes for his horse.
Sir Alex’s horse What a Friend runs in the Grand National on Saturday and at 11/1 it’s one of the favourites. bet365 are going 150/1 about Sir Alex Ferguson landing the treble this season on the football front and winning the 2011 Grand National with What A Friend! bet365 spokesman Steve Freeth says “Fergie has been the scourge of bookmakers for years by winning countless trophies and a Grand National victory would make it squeaky bum time for us after offering 150/1.”