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Guardiola waiting for United
Barcelona head coach Pep Guardiola expects his side to face Manchester United in the Champions League final at Wembley later this month.
Barca are 4/9 with bet365 to win the competition for the third time in six years, with Guardiola expecting United to finish off Schalke in the second leg of their semi-final following a 2-0 victory for the English club in the first leg in Germany.
Guardiola commented: "Football is coming home so it will be an honour to play at Wembley. We won our first Champions League in 1992 at the old Wembley and we are ever so proud for our club and players.
"I suppose it will be Manchester United in the final, as it was two years ago, and I think Sir Alex Ferguson will always be there.
"For us it is an honour and for me as a young coach it is an honour to arrive at the final and play them."
Schalke are 25/1 to deny United a place in the final, with the Bundesliga outfit needing to score at least twice at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening to have any chance of causing a major upset.
Redknapp rues missed opportunities
Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp believes that his side have missed chances to ensure they qualify for next season's Champions League.
Redknapp guided the north London outfit into Europeís elite competition for the first time in their history last term, but they are 14/1 with bet365 to be back in the Champions League next season.
Redknapp admitted: "Everybody has tossed points away, everybody has had blips at the top of the table, but Man City have got pole position now.
"We've had six games where we've won one and drawn five. We've played well in the games, but we've just not got the results and that's hurt us. But that's the way itís been all season."
City currently have a seven point advantage over their rivals. They are 1/50 to ensure a top-four finish and secure a Champions League spot, with improving Liverpool 25/1 to overtake the Citizens.
McIlroy learns from Masters collapse
Rory McIlroy has admitted that he got his approach to the final round of the Masters wrong, but hopes to show that he has learned his lessons by defending his title at the Wells Fargo Championship.
McIlroy is 12/1 with bet365 to retain his crown at Quail Hollow, with the Northern Irishman keen to show that he can use his experience at Augusta as a positive.
"I displayed a few weaknesses that I need to work on," McIlroy admitted.
"Hopefully I'll be able to get myself in those positions more often in my career and sooner or later it's going to happen where it finally clicks and I'm able to handle the whole thing a lot better and win.
"It took me a couple of days maybe to get over it. It was a great chance to win a first major, but it's only golf at the end of the day."
McIlroy led the Augusta field by four shots going into the final round, but collapsed under the pressure and recorded an 80, finishing ten shots adrift of eventual winner Charl Schwartzel.
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