With Paddy Power paying out on a Man Utd domestic treble already, are too many people being duped into thinking that a Man Utd team, minus a number of their best 11, who are exepected to be wrapped cotton wool for the mega bucks champions league last 16 second leg with Inter Milan, will be strong enough to keep Spurs quiet in the final of the Carling Cup? Last season Spurs ignored their terrible form in the league to put five past an under strength Arsenal side in the semis then beat Chelsea in the final, Man Utd have failed to lift the league cup after four out of five of their last appearences in the final, Spurs will have won the trophy three times in ten years if they can show up that form. Spurs have made the Carling Cup final on March 1st a priority, Man Utd will not have the same need to win the game that Spurs will, Spurs only realistic chance of a silverware and European qualification is the Carling Cup. Man Utd and all the furore accompanying them at present due to their record breaking league form, existance in four competitions still, plus hype over a possible quintuplet, coupled with Spurs lowly position, mean that it's a certainty there's going to be value out there on Spurs not folding as easily as prices might suggest. I have just been taking a look at some early prices on the game, Spurs 9/2 (5.5) to win the game in 90 mins with Victor Chandler or 21/10 (3.1) to lift the trophy with Betfair, there's likey to be more tempting odds closer to kick off and Man Utd might well be worth laying then. The fact I backed Spurs at double figure odds on the antepost pre-season, to retain their title has nothing to do with my opinion and neither does me being a Spurs fan!