Will Fergie’s new fledglings get their chance?

Federico Macheda

While fans and media await United’s first moves in this summer’s transfer market, supporters can be secure in the knowledge that United are in rude health at youth level. United may have only the single player – Frazier Campbell – in the England under-21 squad that reached the final of the European Championships on Monday, […]

RoM Summer Competition

Republik of Mancunia

Are you a budding Picasso with a mouse? If so enter the ever excellent Republik of Mancunia’s summer Paint competition. The rules are simple – use Paint to draw anything from the 2008/9 season. And if your effort is anything as good as the last winner… you’ll be rewarded with a RoM shirt of your […]

Tevez: Fergie didn’t play me so I’m off

Carlos Tevez

In a warning to prospective empoyers, Manchester United forward Carlos Tevez today claimed that the signing of Dimitar Berbatov was the begining of the end of his time at Old Trafford. Speaking after rejecting the offer of a five year deal at Old Trafford, Tevez complained that the Bulgarian’s arrival at United in the summer […]

Has United hit roadblock in dash to splash Ronaldo cash?

Douglas Costa

Sir Alex Ferguson may have anything up to £125 million to spend this summer but it could be cash that burns a painful hole in his pocket by the time the transfer window closes on September 1. Top targets – depending on which tabloid you believe – who reportedly include Wigan Athletic’s Antonio Valencia, Olympique Lyonnais’ […]

No panic required over Tevez exit

Carlos Tevez

Manchester United has finally confirmed what many have known for some time – Carlos Tevez will leave the club after two years at Old Trafford. Fans’ favourite Tevez leaves United having scored 34 goals in 99 appearances for the club since arriving from West Ham. In a statement on the club’s website, United confirmed that following “contact […]

Whatever happend to Zoran Tošić?

Zoran Tošić

Anybody who caught Zoran Tošić’s lively display for Serbia under-21s against the Italian equivalent Tuesday night might wonder where Sir Alex Ferguson has been hiding the boy all these months. Tosic, who was signed from Partizan Belgrade with teammate Adem Ljajic in a £17 million joint deal last January, came to United with a glowing reputation as one […]

United’s new ‘youth policy’

Fabio and Rafael da Silva

A story broken in the Manchester Evening News, and followed-up by The Guardian and Independent this week have suggested that United are embarking on a under-26s only recruiment policy. The strategy, which comes into effect this summer, means that United will not recruit players 26 and over for large transfer fees that they cannot expect […]

United get Blues in opening fixture

Manchester United v Birmingham City

Ronaldo-less Manchester United will take on Birmingham City in the season 2009/10 opening fixture on August 15 at Old Trafford. Other notable pre-Christmas dates include a home match against Arsenal on August 29, the first derby of the season, at home to Manchester City, on September 19 and then Liverpool away on October 24. United finish the season with fixtures against Chelsea, Blackburn, City, […]

Rio, you complete tool

Rio Ferdinand in Hot Pants 1

United Rant takes pride in the depth of thought and analysis that goes into our editorial. But sometimes the hideous site of a Premiership footballer in hot pants and a crop top drags us into the gutter of lowest common denominator tabloid journalism. We’re not proud but, Rio, you Wobbly Gobbed Tosser, you made us […]

The king is dead, long live the king

Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo

A huge pay cheque aside, the best thing to come out of Cristiano Ronaldo’s sale to Real Madrid, will be the opportunity the transfer affords Wayne Rooney to play (and stay) in his favoured central striking role next season. Sir Alex Ferguson, in seeking to spend his £100 million summer transfer kity, should ensure that […]