There is something I’m a little uneasy about David de Gea being yet again named the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year.
He’s made history having become the only player to have now won the top individual accolade at United four times.
The Spaniard is obviously a top keeper – arguably the best in the world and you do wonder where the Reds would be without him.
But I’m wondering – and I know I’m not alone – in thinking more of how our superstar outfield players should be stepping up to the plate, particularly those in offensive positions, and taking some of these gongs.
The club has done well (so far) in resisting overtures from Real Madrid in particular who will no doubt be back trying to woo their country’s number one this summer.
A half decent performance in the World Cup and De Gea will be in Zinedine Zidane’s sights. Spain are by the way 13/2 fourth favourites with us to win it outright in Russia behind Germany, France (who I fancy), and of course Brazil.
De Gea is 6/5 at Betfred to keep a clean sheet at Brighton tomorrow night with United looking increasingly likely to secure the second spot behind City against a team on the fringe of the Premier League relegation zone.
Romelu Lukaku is 3/1 to score first with Marcus Rashford, who deserves a run as a starter as he’s such a confidence player, a well-backed 7/2 to open the scoring.
Meanwhile, newly-crowned champions City are on the verge of winning two records – most Premier League goals and most points. They are on 93 points – and need to go past 95 – and need two more goals to beat the 103-goal record.
So you don’t have to be the brain of Britain to realise that both records could be achieved on Sunday when relegation-threatened Huddersfield are at the Etihad.
Betfred are 6/1 that it will be 2-0, 12/1 for 3-1 – and 50/1 that City will win 4-2!
Much interest in the Premier League has switched to the bottom – and the desperate battle to avoid the drop. Huddersfield have been cut from 5/1 to 6/4 at Betfred to be relegated back to the Championship after the morale-sapping home defeat by Everton – and punters have been studying their horrendous run in of Champions City (a), Chelsea (a) and Arsenal at home in their last three matches of the season.
Astonishingly SEVEN clubs in are still in danger of the trap door. Fasten your seat belts it is going to be a thrilling roller coaster of a ride which is sure to go to the wire. We are not taking any more bets on bottom club WBA who are still not quite doomed. The Southampton-Swansea game is the key after the Saints victory over Bournemouth intensified the battle to stay in the world’s most lucrative league.