Still question marks over Moyes and Man U


Bayer Leverkusen v Man U

Champions League
7.45pm, SKY SPORTS 2


Just can’t get my head around Man U at the moment. I seem to get them wrong in every game. It’s safe to assume they are not currently the team they were. The Premier League table tells you that’s a fact with them currently in sixth, seven points off the leaders.

It’s hard to imagine the ‘old’ Man U throwing away a lead against Cardiff as they did at the weekend and it was certainly not unexpected as Man U didn’t ever seem to play confidently when they were ahead and had a degree of nervousness about them.

However, just as you start thinking about taking them on – they pop up with a result like the 1-0 win at Old Trafford against Arsenal.

The question for tonight is how will they get on in the Champions League Group A match against Bayer Leverkusen. The reverse fixture saw Man U run out 4-2 winners at Old Trafford and Man U have never been beaten by the German side:

Sep 2013 C League Man Utd 4-2 B Leverkusen
Nov 2002 C League Man Utd 2-0 B Leverkusen
Sep 2002 C League B Leverkusen 1-2 Man Utd
Apr 2002 C League B Leverkusen 1-1 Man Utd
Apr 2002 C League Man Utd 2-2 B Leverkusen

The market signals at Star Sports were weak this morning as punters wanted to be on Bayer Leverkusen and the draw, which is a result that wouldn’t do either side any harm.

Robin van Persie and Nemanja Vidic will miss the match through injury, and David Moyes will no doubt be bearing in mind Sunday’s clash with Spurs.

David Moyes’s side go into the match on the back of a 10-game unbeaten run.

Leverkusen have won their last eight home Champions League group-stage matches and will no doubt be a much bigger threat to Man U than they were in Manchester.

Going for the double bubble bet tonight with Under 2.5 goals and a draw. A 0-0 or 1-1 will be just what the doctor ordered.

(stake between 0.5 and 10 points)
5 points DRAW at around 12/5
10 points UNDER 2.5 GOALS at around 4/5


A £12m lottery prize will be lost forever if it is not claimed before a deadline elapses tonight.

The winning EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle ticket, worth £1m a month for a year, was bought on Friday, May 31 in the Ladywood district of Birmingham, one of the poorest areas in the country.

If the prize remains unclaimed by 11pm the money will go to charitable causes.

The winning raffle number is JRG437445, but Camelot will not say where exactly it was bought.

Patrick Lisoire, from Camelot, says they are not giving up hope yet.