Surprisingly eliminated from the Champions League, Manchester United might consider their subsequent demotion to the less prestigious Europa League an unwelcome distraction from important domestic matters but Sir Alex Ferguson’s men should nevertheless be too good for hosts Ajax as they head to Amsterdam.
United are 10/11 with BetVictor to register a first-leg success and that looks a pretty safe bet given the gulf in class between the two sides.
The visitors can keep the home side’s attack at bay and Coral make Ferguson’s charges 9/1 to notch twice without reply. Alternatively, Blue Square quote United at 5/2 to combine victory with a clean sheet while at the other end, Ashley Young could be given some game time and he’s 7/2 (Ladbrokes) to score at any time.
Ashley Young to score at any time – 7/2 (Ladbrokes)