Rooney 5/4 to make History v Stoke

WAYNE ROONEY is 5/4 to end up being Manchester United’s leading goalscorer next weekend versus Stoke, in accordance with Ladbrokes.

The bookmakers are now taking bets on when the history-making objective will come and it’s 5/2 he notches it away at Hull in the EFL Cup semi-final 2nd leg, with 4/1 the rate he is made to wait up until United play Wigan in the FA Cup.

Chelsea are cut to 8/15 odds-on favourites for the title with Liverpool (6/1) still in 2nd position following their draw at Old Trafford.

Manchester City, who had actually been odds-on for the title, are now out to 14/1 following their 4-0 loss at Goodison Park, a scoreline that was 100/1 prior to the match.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “Despite him starting on the bench we took bundles on Rooney to break the record today and the betting suggests his fans won’t have to wait long to cash in on him re-writing the record books.”

He added: “As far as the title is concerned the results haven’t shuffled the chasing pack too much, but former front-runners City are clearly starting to struggle with the pace.”

Ladbrokes current wagering

When will Rooney break the Man Utd goalscoring record:
Stoke (Jan 21) 5/4
Hull (Jan 26) 5/2
Wigan (Jan 29) 4/1
Hull (Feb 1) 7/1
Leicester (Feb 5) 12/1

Premier League winner
Chelsea 8/15
Liverpool 6/1
Tottenham 7/1
Arsenal 12/1
Manchester City 14/1
Manchester United 20/1
Everton 750/1