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Premier League title is Man Utd’s to lose says Man City coach

| 31.12.2010

He may have been Sir Alex Ferguson’s aide during the most successful period in Manchester United’s history, but Brian Kidd’s legacy was diminished when he joined rivals Manchester City as a first team coach.

Kidd, who had a hand in the sacking of former Man Utd great Mark Hughes, has lost a lot of respect within the Man Utd camp as the blue half of Manchester continue their rise in power.

And Kidd is taking on his former mentor in the mind game stakes by suggesting that the Premier League title is Man Utd’s too lose, something that the Premier League betting market certainly believes so.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s side are now the 1/1 favourites to win the Premier League following Chelsea’s dramatic loss of form and Arsenal’s inconsistency.

Kidd’s Man City currently share top spot with their Manchester rivals – the Red Devils have two games in hand on the Blues – but Roberto Mancini’s side are a best price 8/1 with Ladbrokes to take their maiden Premier League title.

Chelsea are out to 3/1 with Arsenal available at 9/2 to win the title, but with just half of the season gone, both teams offer plenty of value as they look to overhaul Man Utd.

“It’s theirs to lose, it’s in their hands,” said Kidd. “You can’t get away from that.”

“They have been round the block and know how to win league titles.”

Up next for Man Utd is a trip to the Hawthorns to face West Bromwich Albion and Ferguson knows his side need to start performing on the road if they are to take the title.

Man Utd are 8/15 to beat West Brom but have won just one of their eight Premier League away games this season, drawing the other seven, and the draw is priced at a tempting 11/4.

A £10 bet on Man Utd beating West Brom 3-0 would return £110. New customers can sign up here for a free £10 bet.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.