"The fat lady might not be singing yet but she’s definitely getting warmed up. We can’t see United letting their lead slip and with Real Madrid to come in midweek we thought we’d take some of the pressure off Fergie and give punters an early payday," said Paddy Power.
Saturday's loss against Southampton was another disappointing result for Roberto Mancini's side, who are attempting to defend their Premier League crown, and with a 2-0 win over Everton at Old Trafford, United would seem to have wrapped up yet another top-flight title.
Sir Alex's side have won 21 of their 26 league games so far this season, losing only three times. And with summer signing Robin van Persie leading the goalscoring charts, it could be a double celebration for the red half of Manchester.
Manchester City fans are also getting a comforting arm round the shoulder from the Irish bookmaker courtesy of a free bet. Anyone who had set the reigning champions as their team on Paddy Power's team pages will get a £5 free bet to try to ease the pain.
Of course, City claimed their first Premier League title on the final day of the season and if they were to mount a comeback and seal another dramatic title victory this time around then Paddy Power would pay out on anyone who had backed Roberto Mancini's side too.
That proved to be the case when Paddy was convinced Tiger Woods had the 2009 PGA Championship and paid out on him winning at the halfway stage.
Woods blew a four-shot lead allowing YE Yang to take the major and it cost Paddy more than £1 million.
As well as paying out early on the Premier League title race, Paddy Power will refund all losing first goalscorer, last goalscorer, correct score & scorecast singles on the Champions League match between Real Madrid if Sir Alex Ferguson's side win the first leg.
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|Paddy Power will refund all losing first goalscorer, last goalscorer, correct score & scorecast singles on the match if Manchester United win the match.|
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Jim Knight is Betting Editor at Goal.com and has been tipping football games since he was old enough to place a bet. He is a Leicester City fan, writer and member of the We Are Going Up Podcast
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