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8/11 that Sir Alex is enjoying last Man Utd Premier League title

| 16.05.2011

Sir Alex Ferguson may have just won his 12th Premier League title, but it is odds-on that he fails to add to this tally.

Manchester United’s draw at Blackburn was enough to crown them champions with a game to spare and a party atmosphere will be present in their final game of the season when Blackpool head to Old Trafford.

However, looking further ahead, it is believed that Sir Alex should cherish this season’s celebrations as they will be his last.

It is 8/11 in the Premier League odds that the Scot will fail to lead Manchester United to any more Premier League titles and there are three main reasons why this could be the case.

Firstly, it is unclear for how much longer Sir Alex will remain at the Manchester United helm and there is some speculation that he may even step down in the summer on a high, particularly if the Red Devils beat Barcelona in the Champions League final.

Secondly, with a number of their chief rivals expected to spend big in the summer, there are doubts as to whether Manchester United can match this spending or have a squad that is currently good enough to retain the title.

Manchester United have not had to be at their best to be named champions this season, with the inconsistency of the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City all contributing to their own downfall.

And with Manchester City and Chelsea in particular expected to vastly strengthen their squads over the summer, if the Red Devils do not improve their own performances from this season, then it is unlikely that they will come out on top again.

The final obstacle for Manchester United is who they target in the transfer market to replace goalkeeper Edwin Van Der Sar and Paul Scholes, who have both played vital roles in Manchester United’s season.

Those who believe that Sir Alex has more titles in him can take advantage of the 5/4 on offer that he wins one more Premier League championship, while it is 10/1 that he wins another two or more.

A £30 stake on Manchester United beating Blackpool 3-1 would return £270. New customers can sign up here for a free £30 bet.

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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.