Had enough of Sir Alex Ferguson this week? Amid the many words, he did say something that might be particularly relevant, namely throwaway advice to David Moyes. “Win a trophy, any trophy” was the sum of his wisdom. Man Utd are actually 11/5 to win at least something this year. Whenever Ferguson’s was in the midst of rebuilding he always strived to give each new generation a taste of success so they would want more. For example, the Carling Cup of 2006, which kicked started a run of three championships. On this basis, the odds have an appeal as Moyes, too, may engage more with the domestic cups than he might otherwise have planned. United are still good enough to win one of those, if not the league.
Of course, Match of the Day’s Goal of the Season doesn’t count as a cup. A few good strikes this month prompted bookmakers to offer odds on the likes of Jack Wilshire against Norwich. More attractive is 6-4 against the eventual winner having already been scored. Many weeks and months ahead.
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