Ronaldo set for special return
Cristiano Ronaldo will return to Old Trafford tomorrow night for the first time in over three years and Paddy Power have marked him out as the man to watch. The bookmaker will refund all losing first scorer, last scorer, correct score, and scorecast singles on the game if Ronaldo scores a goal at any time!
Real Madrid head to Old Trafford on the back of two wins against Barcelona and Jose Mourinho’s men will go into the game as favourites at odds of 13/10 to win. Manchester United are at odds of 2/1 to win the game and the draw comes in at 5/2. The Portuguese superstar Ronaldo is the favourite for first scorer at odds of 7/2 with Dutch hitman Robin Van Persie has odds of 9/2 to be the grab the first goal.
After the first leg the game is predicted to be a tight affair but Madrid are favourites to progress to the next round at 4/6. In the second Tuesday game Borussia Dortmund are heavy favourites to beat Shakhtar Donetsk with the German side priced at 8/13 for the win. The game to end in a draw is priced at 14/5 and a win for Donetsk comes in at 9/2. Long term Manchester United transfer target Robert Lewandowski is favourite to be the first goal scorer at odds of 7/2.
A Paddy Power spokesman told Football Betting News; “Madrid come into this game on great form and the ridiculously talented Ronaldo will return to Old Trafford desperate to remind United fans what they have been missing.
“The game will be tight but we think it’ll be Mourinho repeating his knee slide down the touchline rather than Ferguson manically hugging Mike Phelan at the final whistle.”
Manchester United vs Real Madrid Win markets
11/10 - Manchester United to qualify for the next round
4/6 - Real Madrid to qualify for the next round
20/1 - Manchester United to qualify during 30 minute extra time
12/1 - Real Madrid to qualify during 30 minute extra time
40/1 - Manchester United to qualify in a penalty shootout
40/1 - Real Madrid to qualify in a penalty shootout
Manchester United vs Real Madrid first scorer
9/2 - Robin Van Persie
13/2 - Wayne Rooney
8/1 - Javier Hernandez
10/1 - Danny Welbeck
12/1 - Shinji Kagawa
7/2 - Cristiano Ronaldo
7/1 - Gonzalo Higuain
7/1 - Karim Benzema
9/1 - Alvaro Morata
10/1 - Kaka