United get Geordies in opening fixture

Manchester United Newcastle United

Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United will play Chris Houghton’s Newcastle United at Old Trafford on the opening day of the Premier League season, which kicks of on 14 August. Ferguson’s men will then travel to London to face Fulham at  Craven Cottage before playing West Ham United back in Manchester during the first week of the […]

MUST launches alternative fans’ shirt

MUST Shirt

The Manchester United Supporters Trust (MUST) has launched an alternative team shirt ahead of the new season, with all profits going to charity, says the organisation. The shirt, which is black and bears the green and gold ‘One Love’ moniker, will retail for £19.99 with the British Heart Foundation benefiting from all profits made. “This […]

How many season tickets did United (not) sell?

Green and gold

When Goal.com reported that Manchester United had sold just 18,000 of 56,000 season tickets a week before last Sunday’s renewal deadline, the green & gold movement appeared to have impacted the Glazers’ bottom line in the starkest manner – a mass supporter boycott on an unprecedented scale. With the deadline now passed Manchester United is […]

Diouf and Tosic set to leave

Between £5 – £8 million will flow into the Glazers’ financial black hole when Serbian winger Zoran Tošić is sold today Russian outfit CSKA Moscow. Tošić, who spent much of last season on loan at Cologne in the Bundesliga, joined Manchester United in a £17 million deal alongside fellow Serb Adem Ljajić 18 months ago. […]

World Cup scouting report I

Mesut Ozil

With nine matches at the World Cup now complete fans have witnessed a low-key start to the tournament,with few teams willing to risk losing first time out. With a number of reported Manchester United transfer targets to watch, interest remains high and Rant looks at a handful of speculated targets and those who could do […]

Vidic blames missed chances

Asamoah Gyan

Manchester United’s giant defender Nemanja Vidic admitted his side was punished for failing to take chances, after Serbia lost its first World Cup finals match as a fully independent nation. The group D fixture, held in Pretoria, ended 1-0 to the Ghana after Serbia’s creative players largely failed to perform for Radomir Antić’s side. Ghana, […]

Park wins as Rooney left disappointed

Park Ji-Sung

Manchester United’s Park Ji-Sung scored as South Korea opened its World Cup programme with a comprehensive win over Greece in Port Elizabeth. Recalling the effervescent approach the Koreans took on home soil in 2002, Huh Jung-Moo’s side were energetic, lively and fully deserved the 2-0 win over the Euro 2004 champions. Korea’s performance was in […]

World Cup opens with Chicarito, Evra and the vuvuzela

Soccer City Stadium

Forget the crime, travel nightmares and rip-off prices; concentrate on the football. That’s the message as the World Cup opened amid the vuvuzela din in Johannesburg. There’s plenty of it, with 64 matches in total. Manchester United interest came early, with Mexico’s Javier ‘Chicarito’ Hernandéz featuring in a 1-1 draw with South Africa today. This […]

World Cup Rant Cast – tournament preview

The FIFA World Cup takes place in South Africa, promising a month-long celebration of all that is great in travel chaos, rip-off prices and crime! But as the tournament opens we can forget all the troubles and concentrate on the cheap hookers feast of football that is to come. Regulars Ed & Paul look to […]

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Proud Scot Fergie helps English opponents

Alex Ferguson Scotland

England’s opening opponents at the FIFA World Cup have been given a helping hand by proud Scotsman Sir Alex Ferguson, according to USA head coach Bob Bradley. Ferguson, who rejects all suggestions that he is anti-English, opened up the Carrington training complex to the 52-year-old American coach earlier this season. Ferguson coached Scotland at the […]