Chelsea v Manchester United, Premier League, Stamford Bridge, 18 April 2015

Chelsea v United: injuries hit United’s hopes

It is Louis van Gaal’s biggest challenge of the season: Saturday afternoon’s trip to Champions-elect Chelsea. If the revival in Manchester United’s fortunes over the past two months has been stark then perhaps the truest barometer of the Reds’ progress comes at Stamford Bridge. After all José Mourinho’s side is yet to lose at home […]

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David De Gea

Poll: Who is United’s Player of the Season?

It is football's equivalent of Oscar Season; that time of year when the gongs are handed out and the focus is on individuals rather than teams. It is a process, says Arsene Wenger, that deflects from the team ethic required in professional … more

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United dominant but now comes the real benchmark

Manchester United's six-game winning streak - in the Premier League at least - is remarkable for many reasons. Not least because this is now a United side high on belief, quick in the pass and effortlessly creative - three qualities that Louis van … more

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Rant Cast 226 – derby day joy!

As Neil Kinnock once said OH YES, OH YES, OH YES! Victory over Manchester City in the derby - and what a fine victory it was! Four defeats in a row to the Blues had become just too painful to bear, but with Louis van Gaal's side in outstanding form … more

Manchester United v Manchester City, Premier League, Old Trafford, 12 April 2015

United v City: Van Gaal dreams of victory

This has not been a kind fixture for Manchester United fans of late. After all, the Blues from east of the city have come to dominate, with Abu Dhabi's riches underpinning four victories in a row and six in the past 10 league matches between these … more

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Rant Cast 225 – Kings of Spain

Another week, another fine Manchester United performance. Over at Rant Cast towers Ed & Paul could get used to this kind of thing! This week's Cast covers United's victory over Aston Villa at Old Trafford - a performance in which Ander Herrera stood … more

Louis van Gaal

Transfer potshot

The season is not quite over yet, but the time is nigh for the Manchester United's squad to be assessed in anticipation of the upcoming transfer window. After all, Louis Van Gaal must have seen enough of his men to draw up a list of summer additions … more

Manchester United v Aston Villa, Premier League, Old Trafford, 4 April 2015

United v Villa: Van Gaal chases title

Amid the season's most challenging run of games Manchester United's fixture against Aston Villa this weekend has become something of an afterthought. It is little surprise. After all, this is a period in which Louis van Gaal's side has faced … more

Sepp Blatter

United’s secret plan to bring Blatter on board

Rant's man in Switzerland uncovers secret talks at an advanced stage. Manchester United's ruling Glazer family is holding secret talks with Seppe Blatter as a precursor to the FIFA President joining the Board this summer, Rant has … more

Louis van Gaal

Van Gaal’s aura sets him apart in an era of change

Only a few months ago there remained a section of Manchester United's support that suggested David Moyes should have remained in charge at Manchester United. False equivalencies were made, comparing points totals from different seasons, and £150 … more

Louis Van Gaal

Poll: do you get the ‘philosophy’ now?

Louis van Gaal is a enigma, although he certainly wouldn't like the characterisation. After all, almost a season after taking the job at Manchester United, supporters are still debating the nature of Van Gaal's much-discussed 'philosophy.' Some might … more

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Rant Cast 224 – tara, slippy, stampy Stevie G

Rare is the moment that schadenfreude is not to be fully enjoyed - and rarer still does that moment come in a United victory over Liverpool at Anfield. And yet the stars aligned on Sunday: United beat the old rivals in Liverpool and Steven Gerrard … more