Obertan promises brighter future

Gabriel Obertan

Barnsley in the Carling Cup is hardly the auspicious start that most Manchester United signings hope for. Injured, questioned and even derided since the France under-21 international’s £3 million move from Bordeaux, for Gabriel Obertan a début has been three long months in coming. Success Tuesday shows that after Ronaldo, life may go on. Obertan, […]

United linked with Spanish duo

David Villa David Silva

Manchester United, linked with a move for Valencia stars David Villa and David Silva, is considering a £50 million bid according to reports today. United evaluated the Spanish pair as replacements for Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez in the summer but the duo remained at Valencia after no club agreed to pay an inflated transfer […]

No case for the defence

Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic

Less than a year ago Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic was the best central defensive partnership in Europe. Along with goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar, the pair kept a series of clean sheets. Now each is a shadow of the former player, lacking in confidence and making errors that are costing Manchester United games and points. Ferdinand’s […]

The kids are alright

Manchester United’s young players take up the mantle tonight when the club takes on Barnsley in the Carling Cup. With the first team still reeling from defeat at Anfield Sunday, United’s kids will provide some light relief to United’s downcast supporters. On the opposite bench will be former United striker, Mark Robins. On the menu […]

Andre Marriner j’accuse

Michael Owen

Andre Marriner, the Birmingham-born official who drew Sir Alex Ferguson’s ire during United’s defeat at Liverpool Sunday, stands accused of gross-incompetence. While Ferguson will receive an FA ban for questioning a referee’s fitness, Marriner will not face any punishment despite a series of inexplicable decisions during the Anfield match. Mr. Marriner, Rant accuses you of being guilty […]

Rant Cast 10 – ey up Barnsley in the cup!

In this episode of Rant Cast regulars Ed & Paul talk about: The defeat to Liverpool The trip to CSKA Moscow Barnsley in the Carling Cup Blackburn Rovers at home Stream the episode below or click here to download the podcast (right click > save as). Email all feedback to cast@unitedrant.co.uk or comment below. Subscribe on iTunes […]

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Poll: United’s chances this season are…

Following defeat to Liverpool at Anfield United’s ambitions to win a fourth consecutive Premier League title received a set back. Goals from Fernando Torres and David Ngog were enough to beat United on a day when Ferguson’s men created very few chances. But is United’s squad fatally flawed or will Sir Alex Ferguson’s men recover […]

Evra: we didn’t create anything

Patrice Evra admitted that Manchester United didn’t play well enough to beat Liverpool. The French defender, who returned to the side after missing the midweek trip to Moscow, started United’s 2-0 defeat at Anfield. Evra says that United created far fewer chances than is normal against an aggressive Liverpool side. “The advice was to play […]