BECKHAM TO IMPRESS AGAINST OLD CLUB?
16/1 for ex-United star to score from a free-kick, 7/2 favourite to swap shirts with old pal Paul Scholes
Monday 15th February 2010 – David Beckham is 16/1 to score a free kick and just 4/1 to score against his old club tomorrow, according to bookmakers Boylesports.
Beckham faces Manchester United and his old boss Sir Alex Ferguson for the first time since leaving the club in 2003, as the Premier League Champions travel to the San Siro to face AC Milan in their first match in the knockout phase of the Champions League. Becks is 40/1 to be shown a red card and 500/1 to repeat his infamous feat of scoring from inside his own half tomorrow.
‘Goldenballs’ will be reunited with his ex-teammates, notably Paul Scholes, who he came up through the ranks with and Gary Neville, with whom he formed a formidable partnership on the right flank. Boylesports offer a market on who Beckham will swap his shirt with at the end of the match, with Scholes the 7/2 favourite and Neville at 6/1 alongside Beckham’s England colleagues Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand.
“Beckham’s first game against United is a big story, and all eyes will be on him tomorrow,” comments Boylesports Head of PR Leon Blanche. “We think he’s in with a good chance of getting a goal and I’m sure even some United fans would secretly love to see him do so – as long as their team still get through to the next stage of course!”
Champions League –AC Milan v Man United Specials
David Beckham to score 4/1
Beckham to score from a (direct) free-kick 16/1
Beckham to get be sent off 40/1
Beckham to score from his own half 500/1
Both Scholes and Beckham to score 25/1
Scholes to get booked for a foul on Beckham 16/1
Beckham to get booked for a foul on Scholes 25/1
Who Will David Beckham swap shirts with at the end of the match?
Scholes, Paul 7/2
Rooney, Wayne 6/1
Ferdinand, Rio 6/1
Neville, Gary 6/1
Evra, Patrice 7/1
Carrick, Michael 12/1
Owen, Michael 14/1
Fletcher, Darren 16/1
Evans, Jonny 20/1
Brown, Wes 20/1
Park, Ji Sung 20/1
Berbatov, Dimitar 25/1
Valencia, Antonio 25/1
Van Der Sar, Edwin 40/1
Gibson, Darron 50/1
Obertan, Gabriel 66/1
Macheda, Federico 66/1
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