Aldershot Town v Manchester United latest odds, news and free bets

Aldershot Town welcome Manchester United to the Recreation Ground on Tuesday night hoping to inflict a second successive defeat on the Red Devils after they were thrashed at home to Manchester City on Sunday. The Shots are managed by Dean Holdsworth who has already masterminded a win over Rochdale in the previous round of the Carling Cup and they warmed…

Aldershot Town welcome Manchester United to the Recreation Ground on Tuesday night hoping to inflict a second successive defeat on the Red Devils after they were thrashed at home to Manchester City on Sunday.

The Shots are managed by Dean Holdsworth who has already masterminded a win over Rochdale in the previous round of the Carling Cup and they warmed up nicely for this contest by winning 5-2 at Dagenham and Redbridge.

Bet365 (£200 free bets) offer 14/1 that the League Two side claim a famous scalp, although they have lost their last three games at home and will face a United team that is set to include players like Dimitar Berbatov, Michael Owen and Ryan Giggs.

The Red Devils cruised to a 3-0 win at Leeds in the previous round and are a best price1/4 (Ladbrokes – £50 free betting) to claim a place in the quarter final of the competition, with Stan James offering 5/6 that the visitors lead at half-time and full-time.

Sir Alex Ferguson could certainly do without the long trip to Hampshire ahead of matches at Everton and then a crunch Champions League match next week, although Berbatov will have a chance to demonstrate his worth and the Bulgarian can be backed at 11/2 to open the scoring.

Owen was on target with two goals at Elland Road and is available at 5/1 to break the deadlock against a side who are 80 places lower than their opponents in the league standings.

Michael Rankine was among the goalscorers during his team’s win at Dagenham and the forward can be backed at a massive 16/1 to be the first name on the scoresheet, just as Mario Balotelli was on Sunday.

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