Chichonomics

Could Manchester United’s acquisition of Mexican striker Javier Hernandez provide a financial boost to the debt-ridden club, with million’s of Hispanics turning away from Barcelona and Real Madrid to proffer their football love (and money) on Sir Alex Ferguson’s team? Perhaps, although probably not in the way it is often reported. It has long-been the […]

Ferguson misses point as he hits out at fans and lauds Glazers

Ferguson and the Glazers

Sir Alex Ferguson has once again brought himself into conflict with supporters angry at the Glazer family’s ownership of Manchester United. The Scot, true to this line for more than five years, has defended the Americans while denying that the club’s financial problems have had any impact on the United’s transfer market strategy this summer. […]

Ferguson’s midfield dilemma

Michael Carrick Anderson

Manchester United’s play last season was characterised by two things: a rigid 4-5-1 formation and Wayne Rooney’s unstoppable performances. Unstoppable, it seemed, until injuries at the tail-end of the season and then his lacklustre performances in South Africa. It leaves Sir Alex Ferguson facing a dilemma this summer. The 4-5-1 formation relies heavily on Rooney’s […]

Loaning away the future

Tom Cleverley

Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Darren Fletcher, Wes Brown, Phil Neville, Nicky Butt – each is or was an established Manchester United player that came through the club’s academy. The group also shares another similarity; none of them ever left the club on loan, remaining at Old Trafford throughout their youthful years. There seems […]

United Rant writing competition

Green & Gold

Submit an article to United Rant and win this high quality green & gold, 100 per cent fake anti-Glazer shirt with the player’s name and number of your choice on it! The rules for the competition are simple – write at least 500 words of topical analysis in the United Rant style, submitting to editor@unitedrant.co.uk […]

Ferguson close to finalising squad

Manchester United squad

Sir Alex Ferguson says he is close to finalising his 25 man Premier League squad but may have to make a last-minute call on injured players. New rules dictate that Ferguson must name a maximum squad of 25 men, including eight players deemed as home grown. The Scot may also name an unlimited ‘B’ list […]

No panic on the streets of Kansas City

Kansas City Wizards Ryan Giggs

Manchester United went down to MLS outfit Kansas City Wizards late last night, with Sir Alex Ferguson blaming the Reds’ inexperienced defence for this summer’s first pre-season defeat. In truth though, United put in an embarrassingly haphazard performance, despite playing with a man advantage for more than half the match. Kei Kamara scored the host’s […]