The United manager's first pick Rambling Minster looks to be a true Grand National horse with durability and stamina in abundance. Idle Talk will go off a big price but he did complete last year’s race (albeit finishing 14th) and he's trained by Donald McCain Jr. whose father trained the legendary Red Rum.
Fred Done also challenged ex-Reds skipper Bryan Robson - he thinks it will be AP McCoy’s year and his £500 each way is on Butler's Cabin for the Five Star Scanner Appeal, which aims to raise £1m for a cancer-detecting scanner at the NMCH. MUTV presenter Terry Christian is betting for the same cause - his £500 each way is on Rambling Minister.
Fred will pay out with a smile to the charities but there is one horse he fears - My Will, ridden by fellow United fan Ruby Walsh. “Ruby cost me over a million when he won the Cheltenham Gold Cup. If he wins the National it will be another bad day for the bookies!”