Man Utd fan wins £21,000 from £20 bet on Liverpool vs Arsenal clash

A Manchester United fan won £21,000 from an incredible £20 bet – after he backed his team’s fierce rivals Liverpool to beat Arsenal.

It’s the second time Wayne Jones has had a huge success at the bookies, after he won £7,000 betting on his beloved United to beat rivals Manchester City two years ago.

In 2018 he gambled a tenner that the Red Devils would beat City 3-2, with Chris Smalling scoring the winner – at odds of 700-1.

His team’s win not only boosted his pocket, but also held up City’s Premier League title celebrations that season for eight days.

But now the 61-year-old grandfather has had his biggest win yet after deciding to back Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Wayne Jones pocketed more than £21,000 from backing his team’s rivals Liverpool
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He took 10 minutes out from his job working on high-rise cranes to put two bets on – and ended up £21,420 richer.

Wayne correctly predicted that Alexandre Lacazette would score first, but that Liverpool would beat Arsenal 3-1 in their Premier League clash on September 28.

That bet came in at 125/1 with Betfred – while he also backed Jack Grealish to score first at Fulham, which was 15/2.

“I had a very busy day working the high-rise cranes in North Wales, and I only had ten minutes or so to get these two bets on,” he told the Manchester Evening News.

Wayne correctly predicted that Alexandre Lacazette would score first against Liverpool
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“I was checking out the games quickly, and thought Grealish would score first because he’d be looking to get selected for England.

“Regarding the game at Anfield, I always think that Lacazette takes three or four games to get into his stride and that Virgil van Dijk always starts slowly. That was my thinking.

“Even though I’m a big Manchester United supporter I know that Liverpool are more than capable of getting…