British bookmakers have made Manchester United odds-on favorites to retain the English Premier League title they've monopolised for the past five seasons.
Sir Alex Ferguson's side took over the chamionship lead yesterday with a 2-nil win over West Bromwich Albion while Manchester City lost 1-nil at Swansea.
There are still 10 games to go but United have winnable home games against Fulham, Queen Park Rangers, Aston Villa and Everton, and enticing away trips to relegation-haunted Wolverhampton Wanderers and Wigan Athletic.
Manchester City, who have scored only two goals in their last five matches, have games to come against the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea.
City are seeking their first league title since 1968.