MICAH RICHARDS being the next James Bond is one of the many things more likely to happen than Manchester United getting 12 home cup draws in a row.
The Red Devils broke a new record yesterday when they were pulled out the hat to play Newcastle in Round Four of the Carabao Cup.
It was remarkably their 12th consecutive home draw on the bounce in domestic cups.
United's extraordinary run dates back to March 2021 with some fans claiming it must be "rigged."
There's a 50/50 chance they will get a home tie.
But the outlandish odds of landing 12 home draws in a row is 4,096/1 — or 0.024 per cent.
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Here are a dozen surprising things more likely to occur than Man Utd's luck in the cup.
Killed by a meteorite – 3000/1
A university study in the United States claims the chance of being hit by a meteorite or comet is between 3000/1 and 250,000/1 depending on where you live.
Pro golfer hitting a hole in one – 3000/1
Tiger Woods has hit 20 hole in ones during his glittering career and whenever a professional golfer takes to the tee there is a 3000/1 chance of them getting it in first time.
Micah Richards to be next James Bond – 2500/1
The ex-Manchester City player-turned-pundit has made a name for himself with his big personality and he is somehow a huge outsider to replace Daniel Craig as the new 007.
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Grimsby to win the FA Cup – 2000/1
Grimsby currently sit 17th in the League Two and went on a stunning cup run last season before being beaten in the quarter-finals by Brighton.
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They are more likely to lift the trophy at Wembley this year than United were to get 12 home draws on the spin.
Becoming an astronaut – 1525/1
There is also a better chance of you going into space than Erik ten Hag's men receiving such fortune.
Born on a leap day – 1461/1
February 29 occurs once every four years and the odds of being born on that day is minuscule.
Man Utd to win 7-1 and Jonny Evans to score a hat-trick this weekend – 1000/1
Man Utd face Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday and the bookies think a 7-1 win with Evans taking home the match ball is more likely than the 12 consecutive home draws.
Double-yolked egg – 1000/1
About 1 in every 1000 eggs contain two yolks and it'll take "cracking" luck to ever get one.
Born with an extra toe – 1000/1
Polydactyly is a condition where babies are born with an extra toe or hand. It is extremely rare and runs in some families.
Dwight McNeil to win golden boot – 1000/1
Everton's McNeil scored seven times last term and is yet to find the back of the net this season.
Burnley star Josh Brownhill, Sheffield United striker Oli McBurnie and Wolves' Fabio Silva are also rated at 1000/1 to beat favourite Erling Haaland in the race to be the top scorer.
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Elon Musk next president – 500/1
The Twitter and Tesla billionaire has a 500/1 chance of being voted into the White House at some point in his life.
Michael Owen to be next England manager – 200/1
Owen has never managed or coached before and he is surprisingly rated at 200/1 to replace Gareth Southgate as Three Lions gaffer.
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