Betfred Boss Claims Man United Can Win The Treble

Feb 11, 2013, 10:06 ET from Betfred

MANCHESTER, England, February 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The day after paying out early on Manchester United to win the league bookie Fred Done believes his beloved team can win the treble.

Betfred boss Fred Done said,

"The league is in the bag, that's why I've paid out early, but I honestly think this side can add the Champions League and the FA Cup. I had my doubts at the start of the season but I believe this side is better than the treble winning team of 1999. It's 20/1 to happen and as a United fan, I would love to pay out on that."

Yesterday Betfred boss Fred Done paid out over £300,000 in his earliest ever pay-out on Manchester United winning the Premier League title.

And that comes despite the Salford bookie famously losing over £1million by paying punters early on United and getting burned twice before - including last season.

Sunday's 2-0 victory for Sir Alex Ferguson's men over Everton combined with Manchester City's shock 3-1 loss at Southampton extended the Red Devils' lead at the top to 12 points.

 Fred Done said: "After it all went wrong last year, my missus made me promise to never do it again.

"But with United 12 points clear with just 12 games left the title race is over - so my punters can collect their dough on United."

The Betfred chief was the first person to pay out early on United in March of 1998, when they blew an identical 12-point lead and were pipped to the title by a point by Arsenal.

That cost lifelong Reds fan Done a cool half a million - a loss matched last term after paying out on United when five points clear with seven games remaining.

A late collapse saw bitter rivals Manchester City famously snatch the title with virtually the last kick of the season against Queens Park Rangers.

Done is risking the wrath of Sir Alex Ferguson and United fans. Fergie told him never to repeat the move after 1998, and fans have blamed him for jinxing last season's challenge.

But despite being stung in the past he is sure that there is now no way back for United's rivals - and insists they are a cert to clinch a 20th Premier League crown.

Fred Done has explained why he's paid early again in this interview and the bet on Manchester United winning the treble is available at

Man Utd Title Winning Distance

20 Points or More 10/1
16-19 Points 6/1
12-15 Points 5/2
8-11 Points 9/4
4-7 Points 4/1
1-4 Points 5/1
Goal Difference 50/1
Not to Win Title 12/1

Will Man Utd Win the Title on Derby Day 12/1

Premier League Outright 2013-14
Man Utd 11/8
Man City 7/4
Chelsea 5/1
Arsenal 16/1
Liverpool 20/1
Tottenham 33/1

When will Sir Alex Ferguson leave as manager?

2/1         2014
3/1         2013
3/1         2015
6/1         2016
14/1       2017 Or Later




SOURCE Betfred