With Manchester United’s recent news stories having been dominated by disgusting chants and their rivalry with Liverpool, it’s nice to see the North West club have done something positive for a change, even if it they didn’t mean too.
When Ryan Tuncliffe made his debut for the 19 time English champions against Newcastle United in a 2-1 victory for the Red Devils in the Capital One cup third round, his father would have felt exceptionally proud, not only of his son for achieving this monumental feat but of himself. You see, Mark Tuncliffe put a £100 bet on when his son was nine that he would one day play for United at odds of 100-1.
And when his 19 year-old son ran onto the Old Trafford pitch replacing Marnick Vermijl, he automatically made his dad £10,000 richer. But it doesn’t stop there. Mark has also made a bet with William Hill that will see him pocket £35,000 after he placed another £100 that he’ll one day play for England at odds of 350/1.
Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe stated, “The last time a best of this nature cost us £10,000 was when Chris Kirland made his debut in goal for England, also landing a £100 bet for his father. We will obviously be paying close attention to the progress of Ryan’s career in the future.”
Sir Alex Ferguson is rumored to have high hopes for the young midfielder, so there is ever chance that, in the near, future he could make his father a very rich man indeed.