Posted on 28 Oct 2010 at 13:35 PM by ElaineGardiner
Usually they say what a difference a week makes, but in the case of Wayne Rooney and Manchester United, it was, what a difference a couple of days makes! Just as it looked like the United front man was on his way out of Old Trafford, blasting the clubs lack of ambition as his main reason for wanting to leave, Master Rooney performed a u-turn and pledged his future to the Reds. So what happened to the lack of ambition? Maybe it had something to do with the vast sums of money he is reportedly going to be pocketing per week, anyhow, I am sure Rooney , Sir Alex and his team mates will want to put this episode in the past and get back to business.
So where does that leave Manchester United in the title race? They have already struggled so far this season and there is no doubt that the poor form and speculation that had been surrounding Rooney has had an overall effect on the team. United will still be involved in the title race come the end of the season but they will surely drift further behind Chelsea and perhaps Manchester City in the Premier League Betting. The same will apply in the Champions League also. Qualification to the knockout stages won’t be a problem, but at the moment they are simply not playing well enough. With Chelsea and Arsenal impressing with some fine performances, these two teams will have a decent shout and will be your best English hopes in the Champions League Betting. If you fancy an English team to get their hands on the trophy, Arsenal look a good outside bet at 11.00 and Chelsea look very strong, but at 5.00 may be a little short. For me though, it has to be Real Madrid at 5.00. With Mourinho at the helm now this could spark a new era for the Galacticos!