van der Sar confirms new contract

Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar has signed a new one-year contract with the club that will keep the great Dutchman at Old Trafford until June 2011. The contract, worth around £5 million, is reward the the stoppers’ continuing good form. The former-Ajax ‘keeper has played 16 times for the club in an injury-hit […]

Poll: predict Carling Cup final score

Manchester United take on Aston Villa in the Carling Cup final at Wembley this Sunday. Holders United start favourites for the match against Martin O’Neil’s Midlanders but Villa came away from Old Trafford with a win in December. It was the club’s first victory in Manchester for 26 years. Who will win on Sunday? Your […]

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In age of celebrity Fergie right to dictate player standards

The problems at Chelsea in recent weeks with John Terry and Ashley Cole’s off-the-field indiscretions are symptomatic of the modern footballer. Rich beyond belief when barely out of their teens, contemporary Premier League footballers surround themselves with a plethora of advisers, agents and hangers-on. It’s a culture upon which Sir Alex Ferguson is leading a one-man […]

Rant Cast 20 – Wigan in the Champions League

In this episode of Rant Cast regulars Ed & Paul: Review Everton, Milan and West Ham Reminisce over Phil Neville Say adiós to Gary Neville Preview the Carling Cup final .. and defend Dimitar Berbatov Stream the episode below or click here to download the podcast (right click > save as). Email all feedback to […]

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Fergie: Giggs back for Milan tie

Sir Alex Ferguson says Ryan Giggs could yet make Manchester United’s Champions League tie with AC Milan on 10 March. United head into the Old Trafford tie 3-2 ahead on aggregate after the first leg in Milan but will miss injury victims Rio Ferdinand, Anderson and Owen Hargreaves, together with suspended midfielder Michael Carrick “Ryan […]

34 years

34 years

“When we go to Old Trafford, we will take that banner down. This is the last year, because we will win.” – Roberto Mancini, Manchester City manager. “This football club is, without doubt, going to be the biggest and best football club in the world.” – Gary Cook, Manchester City CEO. Carling Cup semi-final second […]

Anderson ruptures cruciate to end season

Anderson Luís de Abreu Oliveira

Anderson, Manchester United’s 21-year-old Brazilian midfielder, has ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and will miss the rest of the season. The player, who started against West Ham United at Old Trafford on Tuesday night, left the field in the 18th minute, with the club confirming the injury today. “I think I […]

Rio blow a disaster for United’s hopes

Rio Ferdinand

Let there be no doubt, a cold chill of fear will seep through Sir Alex Ferguson’s veins today. England captain Rio Ferdinand’s omission from the Scot’s matchday squad yesterday after the defender felt a twinge in his fragile back at Carrington Tuesday morning represents a huge blow for club and player alike. “He felt a […]

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