Bookmaker Paddy Power has announced that it will be refunding some of the selected bets if striker Robin van Persie is the final scorer in the match against Wigan. Manchester United will be taking on Wigan in the Community shield looking to get the first trophy under the David Moyes era. During his time at Everton that lasted for more than a decade, Moyes failed to win any major trophy. Even though the community shield will not count as a major trophy, it will still be a good start. United are undoubtedly the favourites to win against Wigan, who were relegated to the Premier league last season.
Robin van Persie was the top scorer for United last season and bookmakers are betting on him to continue where he left off. However, Wigan will be coming into the match after a good run of form. They recently managed a 4-0 win over Barnsley during the weekend. The Championship has started its season, while the Premier league will be beginning from next weekend onwards. Van Persie is rated at odds on to score at any time during the match. Paddy Power has also announced that there will be a moneyback special in case he is the last scorer in the encounter.
It is highly unlikely that this match will see the appearance of Wayne Rooney, who is right now training with the reserves on his own request. The star has been linked with a move to Chelsea. “David has succeeded Sir Alex (Ferguson)on merit. For years I have been saying he could manage any top club in world football. There is no doubting what he has done. He has been at the coal face with Preston and earned the right to go from there to Everton, where he also did a magnificent job,” said Coyle.