Wayne Rooney – Manchester United captain; England record goalscorer; WWE Champion?
It sounds absolutely ridiculous, but bookmaker Paddy Power actually make the probability more likely than Rooney’s struggling United winning the Premier League and Europa League double this season.
Paddy Power price Rooney at 225/1 to win the Royal Rumble on Sunday – the prize for the winner this year being the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, rather than the main event at WrestleMania.
The 30-year-old popped up in the sport entertainment phenomenon in November when he slapped Preston-born wrestler Wade Barrett, and the bookies aren’t ruling out another appearance!
So bad are United under Louis van Gaal that Paddy Power would pay out £73 less off a £1 bet for Rooney winning the 30-man battle royal than they would for him firing United to two trophies.
The Red Devils, seven points off top spot, are priced at 22/1 to win the title, and 12/1 to win the Europa League – their consolation prize after disastrously dropping out of the Champions League.
Using Paddy Power’s bet calculator, you can figure out that a double would offer you odds of 299/1. Where is your money going? They do say that anything can happen in WWE after all…
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