United miss creative beat as kids lose

Gabriel Obertan Besiktas

The promise of youth will have to wait for another day after Manchester United’s fringe team lost at home to Beşiktaş last night. While the home side enjoyed the lion’s share of possession, Sir Alex Ferguson’s outfit lacked a vital cutting edge as the Turkish visitors held out for a famous Old Trafford win in […]

Players of the season … so far

With Christmas just around the corner, Manchester United must hit a rich vein of form over the next few weeks. Five points adrift, Sir Alex Ferguson has urged his team to leapfrog Chelsea and seize pole position in the Premier League title race. But a third of the way into the campaign, which players have shone for […]

Let’s all laugh at the Scousers

Oh dear Fiorentina win!

It’s Liverpool’s year, it’s always their year. Touted as just about every pundit’s tip for the Premier League title, the Dippers have blown their domestic chances and crashed out of the Champions League in the matter of weeks. Benitez’ side managed a 1-0 win away to tiny Debrecen but crashed and burned as Fiorentina beat […]

Rant Cast 12 – United’s most important midfielder

In this episode of Rant Cast regulars Ed & Paul talk about: World Cup qualifiers The win over Everton Darren Fletcher’s superb form Besiktas in the Champions League Portsmouth away …and lots of other stuff! Stream the episode below or click here to download the podcast (right click > save as). Email all feedback to cast@unitedrant.co.uk or […]

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Fergie rings changes as reserves get chance

Sir Alex Ferguson will offer Manchester United’s fringe, young and reserve players a chance to impress the Old Trafford faithful as the Scot’s team takes on Besiktas in the Champions League Wednesday night. Ferguson, who is without injured Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, John O’Shea, Jonny Evans for group B matchday five game, will bring in […]

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Owen settling into United life

Michael Owen

Sir Alex Ferguson has proved an astute player in the transfer market during his time at Old Trafford. Eric Cantona, Peter Schmeichel and even Cristiano Ronaldo signed for relatively small fees. But this summer’s acquisition of Michael Owen on a free transfer from Newcastle United could prove  his most outrageous signing yet. When supporters appealed for Sir Alex […]

Michael Owen is a red, he hates Scousers

Gary Neville is far from happy that Manchester United’s Michael Owen™ has stolen his terraces song, Republik of Mancunia reports today. United supporters have, predictably adopted Neville’s “he hates Scousers” song in tribute to the former-Liverpool striker, who joined United in a free transfer deal this summer. “I’m not sure Gary Neville’s too pleased with […]

Neville: players can’t even open a bank account

Gary Neville has blasted fellow professionals who are so cocooned and mollycoddled by an entourage of agents and advisers that they are unable to open a bank account or buy their own fridge. Neville, United’s club captain and PFA , says that pampered players cannot make their own decisions and waste money on agents who […]