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Rant Cast 219 – hail Eric, 20 years on

On this week’s Rant Cast Ed & Paul look back on Manchester United’s draw with Cambridge in the FA Cup. How did one of the finest squad’s in the land end up struggling at the League Two minnows? The lads assess Louis van Gaal six months into the job during a period in which Untied has […]


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Van Gaal retreats into philosophic accommodation

It is the word that has become most synonymous with Louis van Gaal's first six months at Manchester United: the "philosophy." It is at one the Dutchman's favoured "play style" and a system of coaching belief; his principles and a fundamental axiom. … more

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Eric Cantona

When the seagulls followed the trawler

Wednesday 25 January 1995. Alex Ferguson kicks open the door to the away dressing room at Selhurst Park and executes one of his infamous rants. “Manchester United does not settled for a draw against Crystal fucking Palace!” After a few carefully … more

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Cambridge United v Manchester United, FA Cup, Abbey Stadium

Cambridge v United: Friday night lights

Supporters waited years for an FA Cup draw against a lower league club and then two come along all at once. After dispatching Yeovil Town in the third round, with a little difficulty it has to be said, Louis van Gaal's side faces League Two outfit … more

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Rant Cast 218 – #pray4redissue

Back after a short break, Rant Cast is (sort of) united in grief for the demise of Red Issue, Manchester United's longest running and most controversial fanzine. Sharp, incisive and never short of deliciously cutting, Red Issue has been a staple of … more

James Wilson

Wilson’s goal extends beyond QPR strike

It has not always been an easy campaign for James Wilson. Strange words for a player nominally behind Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao in Manchester United's pecking order. Yet, while the Biddulph-born striker forced his way into … more

Moyes v Van Gaal

Data Rant: Moyes vs Van Gaal

Manchester United's victory against Premier League strugglers QPR increased the Reds' total to 40 points this season. It was United's 22nd game of a mixed campaign. Much has been made of the total after 21 games - just 37 points - the same amount … more


QPR v United: Reds seek goals to end barren run

Well that was the end of that - an 11 match unbeaten run ended by Southampton's determined victory at Old Trafford last weekend. It brought Louis van Gaal's record to 37 points in 21 games; a record identical to his supine predecessor David Moyes. … more

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In defeat Van Gaal’s philosopy takes shape

Manchester United’s performances with three at the back have rarely been good this season and the 1-0 loss to Southampton at Old Trafford at the weekend may be one poor showing too many in the formation. With Ashley Young now the only player in Louis … more

Louis van Gaal

Van Gaal: a retrospective

Manchester United's defeat to Southampton last weekend was heavily criticised by the newspapers on Monday morning. No surprise there, but even after such a poor showing it is nonsense to argue that little has changed at United over the past year. … more

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United v Southampton: Van Gaal lauds fully fit Reds

Home at last. Manchester United’s road-trip through the festive programme at Aston Villa, Stoke City, Tottenham Hotspur and Yeovil Town has stretched the Reds’ unbeaten run to 11 games, but, some might say, with little uptick in performances. Louis … more

Victor Valdes

Poll: will Valdés deal signal De Gea’s departure?

Former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdés will sign for Manchester United this week after recovering from a serious knee injury. But what does a deal for the 32-year-old Spanish international say about the future of incumbent number one, David de … more

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Rant Cast 217 – RIP $tevie Me

Liverpool is in mourning, with captain Steven Gerrard announcing his death retirement move to another club for shed loads of money, eight years after nearly moving to Chelsea for bucketfuls of cash. Regular presenters Ed & Paul join the national … more