United odds-on to end season trophyless

United were kept in the tie with an injury-time penalty

Manchester United are now an 8/11 chance with bookmaker Paddy Power to end the season without a trophy after losing 3-2 at home to Athletic Bilbao in the Europa League on Thursday night.

United were kept in the tie with an injury-time penalty, which Wayne Rooney converted, but are now out to 10/1 from 7/2 to lift the trophy and 11/4 to qualify for the next round with Bet365.

Sir Alex Ferguson, however, remained upbeat about his side’s chances of progressing, having named a strong side for the first leg.

“They were the better team. It's an uphill fight for us,” said the United boss.

“The question is, can we win the match over there? I think we can.”

Earlier in the evening Manchester City went down 1-0 to Sporting Lisbon, but with the home leg to come the Premier League leaders are still made the short-priced 4/7 favourites to qualify for the last 16.

Roberto Mancini’s side’s odds on winning the Europa League lengthened slightly from 11/4 to 3/1, but they remain the tournament favourites.

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Posted on:- 09/03/2012 - 11:49 AM
Filed in:- Europa League Betting News, Manchester City, Manchester United

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