World Cup Rant Cast – pundits beware!

In the second edition of World Cup Rant Cast, regulars Ed & Paul look at the best and worst of the tournament so far. Pundits beware as the team launches a scathing attack on the quality of TV coverage. On the pitch we discuss the best goals, players, major incidents and Rant’s assessment of United […]

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Glazers: no problem selling season tickets…

desperate

… then why the desperate spate of emails, telemarking calls and the laughable season ticket waiting list booklet? Then there are the anecdotes of begging calls to former executive seat holders, many of which are believed to have given up their facilities. For its part senior management at United claims satisfaction at current sales, after […]

The end of an era

1994 Manchester United

In 1994 Manchester United’s players of the era, including the club’s longest ever serving club captain Bryan Robson, Roy Keane, Steve Bruce, the great Dane Peter Schmiechel and Eric Cantona produced a single alongside Rock heavyweights Status Quo. The track hit number one, much like the team, who won the Premier League. It was the […]

United legend Keane lashes out at ‘average’ England stars

Roy Keane

Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has lashed out at England manager Fabio Capello’s critics, delivering a player-by-player rating of the national side’s humiliating World Cup failure. Ipswich Town manager Keane derides the England squad as average, shorn of ‘World Class’ players bar Wayne Rooney. “To keep criticising the manager is crazy. Capello is a […]

Thankfully United > England

Manuel Neuer

As England crashed out of the World Cup in the most humiliating fashion perhaps the best consolation for those Reds following the national side is that Manchester’s finest will always be bigger. England’s ‘Golden Generation’ has evolved since Sven Goran Eriksson’s side lost to Brazil in 2002 but the squad’s nucleus remains. It’s a squad […]

Constrained Reds say it aint so Joe

Joe Cole Manchester United

Manchester United has ruled out a bid for former Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole according to reports yesterday. But is United’s stance due to Sir Alex Ferguson’s reluctance to sign the midfielder or the club’s perilous financial position? Cole, a free agent, reportedly wants a £3 million signing on fee plus more than £100,000 per week. […]

Captain Evra central to French implosion

Patrice Evra

Prior to the World Cup’s start French coach Raymond Domenech awarded Patrice Evra the national team captaincy. The honour came with Thierry Henry’s fading star; Manchester United’s left-back replacing Les Bleus’ legend at the national side’s helm. With the team and coach at war, Evra may prefer the relative quiet of defensive duties. How quickly […]

All bar Rooney impervious to criticism

Perhaps the most shocking element of the fallout from England’s meek performances at the World Cup is not that striker Wayne Rooney has borne the brunt of criticism but that so few others have been singled out, let alone stepped forward to shoulder any responsibility for failure. Rooney alone is now the media’s principal target. […]

United lads look to World Cup games with hope

Park Ji-Sung

Patrice Evra, Ji-Sung Park and Wayne Rooney face crucial World Cup fixtures over the next two days. While Korea beat Greece, both Rooney and Evra suffered disappointing opening draws. Amid stories of fighting in the French camp and English press criticism, only Park’s Korea, who face Argentina today, play without pressure. South Korea captain Park […]