Manchester City v Manchester United, Etihad, 2 November 2014

City v United: Rooney returns

How did the narrative get so turned around? The derby has not often been pleasant viewing for Manchester United supporters in recent seasons, with City not only racking up some embarrassingly weighty victories, but securing two Premier League titles in the past three years. Yet, it is not obvious that the Blues enter the Sunday […]

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Rant Cast 208 – back on track

After Robin van Persie's dramatic 94th minute equaliser against Chelsea at Old Trafford, Ed & Paul discuss all the fall out from Sunday's game. The goal secured United just a point, but was the Reds' performance indicative of a new upward … more

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Angel Di Maria

Data Rant: United’s use of width

Perhaps a push for the Premier League title is a step too far this season, but a place in the top four appears an achievable goal after Sunday's draw with Chelsea - it leaves Manchester United only three points off the coveted fourth spot. Not least … more

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Pile On v Chelsea

Pride restored, now Reds can push on

The celebration was old school – Manchester United players piling on goalscorer Robin van Persie after the Dutchman struck home a 94th minute equaliser at Old Trafford on Sunday. Fans, players and manager left elated with the home sides draw against … more

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Rant Cast 207 – Bad motherf*ckers

After an extended break this week's Rant Cast looks back on Manchester United's draw with West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthornes. United escaped with a point after Daley Blind's 87th minute equaliser, but it was far from a classic performance. Louis … more

Media Digest

Media Digest – Attack! Defend! BlackLab!

Over at United Rant we spend the week spent catching up on the beautiful game so you don't have to. News, opinion, blogs and nonsense - join us, in Rant’s weekly round-up of Manchester United press – Media Digest. "I know I'm not forgiven, but I … more

Juan Mata

Mata must adapt or be cast aside

It may surprise some, but against West Bromwich Albion last Monday Manchester United attempted 42 crosses. While not quite approaching a Moyesian figure, the number is quite significant given that Louis van Gaal is primarily known for passing … more

Louis van Gaal

Three months into the job Van Gaal has much to do

It was, as Louis van Gaal admitted so pithily last Friday, "stupid" to set a deadline on success. Not least because Manchester United's past performance patently offers no guarantee of future results. But a deadline the Dutchman set - three months … more

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West Brom v United: Van Gaal demands victory

Old Trafford's injury crisis is no more. Well, at least it is a situation that has now resolved to a manageable level. After three months with Carrington's medical department stuffed full of Manchester United's finest, Louis van Gaal is without … more

Roy Keane

Review: Roy Keane The Second Half

The relationship has long been uneasy; once hero to the massed hero-worshipers, now the cynic and the increasingly cynical. But Manchester United supporters have not yet fallen completely out of love with Roy Keane, the player who remains the finest … more

Media Digest

Media Digest: ugly, pretty and Birdy

For many, Sunday is a day spent in the company of family and friends, reading that unfinished book, or watching a new episode of a favourite show. Over at United Rant it’s spent catching up on the beautiful game. Join us, in Rant’s weekly round-up of … more

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Rant Cast 206 – Red Mancunian Rant Cast

On this week's podcast Ed & Paul join Sam, Thomo, Mark and Chudi for a Rant Cast/Red Mancunian/Pride of all Europe podcast mash-up special! Speaking shortly after the final whistle, the lads focus on United's victory over Everton at Old Trafford, … more