Just seen this on the Sporting Life website, surely it can't happen?
Could Mr. Ferguson's men by handed a reprieve?
MAN UTD 16/1 FOR CHAMPIONS RETURN
By Andy Schooler
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William Hill are offering 16/1 that Manchester United are reinstated in this season's Champions League.
The price comes as a result of a row between FIFA and the Swiss FA. The latter are refusing to give up the fight against FC Sion's removal from the Europa League for fielding ineligible players.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport has upheld the decision to boot them out, but the Swiss continue to use their domsetic courts to challenge it - something which is against FIFA rules.
A statement from FIFA read: "The executive decided to give a final deadline of January 13 2012 to the Swiss FA to enforce the registration ban imposed on Sion by the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber and confirmed by the Swiss Federal Court and to sanction the attitude of the club repeatedly trying to circumvent this decision in a legally abusive manner.
"As a consequence, all matches in which the relevant players participated shall be declared forfeit or three points shall be deducted respectively. Should this deadline not be respected, the Swiss FA will be automatically suspended from January 14 2012 onwards."
Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe said: "FIFA are trying to kill off FC Sion's long-running legal case against them and has threatened to ban all Swiss teams from international competition if it isn't resolved by January - which could just open the door for United, who finished behind FC Basel, to be reinstated."
On Friday, Basel were drawn against Bayern Munich in the last 16 of the Champions League.
United, meanwhile, are currently due to meet Ajax in the last 32 of the Europa League in the New Year."
.................... can't happen can it?