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
Nani                                        25/1
Rafael                                      25/1
Valencia, Antonio                  25/1
Van Der Sar, Edwin              40/1
Gibson, Darron                      50/1
Obertan, Gabriel                    66/1
Macheda, Federico                 66/1

For more information please contact:

Leon Blanche
Head of PR
00 353 879807986

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