Glazer bonds ditched as investors call for fan takeover

Bond Traders

Manchester United’s bond issue is falling apart almost as quickly as it began, with institutional investors ditching the notes and forcing prices to fall. The bond issued by the club, which raised £504 million last week, fell to a low of 93.4 pence in the pound at one stage today as investors sold on fears […]

FA charges Ferdinand with violent conduct

The Football Association has charged Rio Ferdinand with violent conduct after the defender’s clash with Hull City’s Craig Fagan at the weekend. Ferdinand, appearing in his first Manchester United match since 25 October, will serve a three match ban, with the FA acting as prosecutor, judge and jury in disciplinary cases. Ferdinand, 30, has appeared […]

United seal £8 million Smalling deal

Chris Smalling

Manchester United has successfully tied up a deal Fulham’s 20-year-old central defender Chris Smalling. The confirmed £8 million deal comes as United headed off interest in the player from Arsenal. It is a remarkable rise to the top for the player who joined Fulham in June 2008 from non-league Maidstone United. “Manchester United has agreed […]

A call to arms

Last Tuesday’s Carling Cup defeat to Manchester City, coming amid the continuing focus on the club’s long-term financial well-being, marked a truly dire start to 2010 for Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United. But one man can lead the fightback from within, at least on the pitch, as Ferguson’s men challenge for honours on three fronts. […]

Everybody was kung-fu fighting

Eric Cantona

How time flies. It’s fifteen years to the day since Eric Cantona flew into the crowd at Selhurst Park and attacked racist Crystal Palace fan Matthew Symonds. The brutal five-second attack still has the power to shock, despite the now iconic images. Cantona: black shirt, emblazoned number 7, two-feet in the air. Symonds: racist bile, […]

Daddy does deal as Welbeck joins Preston

Manchester United’s Danny Welbeck joins Preston North End for the remainder of the season, after Ferguson senior and junior concluded a loan deal for the 19-year-old striker. Welbeck, who has scored five goals in 24 appearances for United, will go straight into Darren Ferguson’s Preston squad for the trip to Peterborough United on Wednesday. Welbeck […]

Get your green and gold

Green and Gold

Manchester United supporters’ green and gold revolution gathers pace and fans can play their part, however symbolic, in ridding the club of the Glazer scourge. On Saturday the Manchester United Supporters’ Trust (MUST) distributed 500 green & gold scarves, with a further 1,000 due at Old Trafford this Wednesday. Fans can also buy scarves here. […]

Ferguson’s unity call wide of the mark

Glazer debt protest

Sir Alex Ferguson used this weekend’s United Review programme notes to call for unity among the faithful as an atmosphere of sedition overtook Old Trafford. For the first time, the Scot chose to directly address United’s support on financial matters but once again failed to condemn his employers for loading the club with debt. The […]

VIDEO: United 4 – 0 Hull City

Rooney brings cheer in season of ill will

rooney

Wayne Rooney scored four to fire Manchester United to the Premier League summit, as Old Trafford rocked to the sound of a green and gold chorus. Hull City frustrated the home side until a tidal wave of late goals gave the scoreline a semblance of reality as Sir Alex Ferguson’s pre-match call for unity was […]