Reds face tough Bolton trip

Bolton Wanderers v Manchester United

Sir Alex Ferguson will return to the Manchester United bench against Bolton Wanderers – baring a last-minute scouting trip to Wolverhampton of course – after his midweek Spanish sojourn. The Scot returns to lead United as the Reds look to maintain Premier League momentum after last weekend’s victory over Liverpool. The Reebok Stadium has been a happy hunting ground […]

What’s the point of Michael Owen?

Michael Owen

It’s a question asked not in some evanescent sense but in search of something far more tangible, even though the player’s Liverpool past means Manchester United supporters will take the question either way. But for now it is enough to ponder striker’s worth to Sir Alex Ferguson’s squad, with Aston Villa potentially interested in taking […]

Rant Cast 40 – is man love de Gea?

In this episode of Rant Cast regulars Ed & Paul look back on the wonderful Old Trafford win over Liverpool and United (reserves) victory at Glandford Park, Scunthorpe. We wonder why Sir Alex Ferguson couldn’t be bothered to turn up though – did the chance of a mid-season tan on the Mediterranean hold just too […]

Hargo is back pt. XXIX

Owen Hargreaves is back in first team training and almost ready for a first team return says Sir Alex Ferguson. It is more than two years since the Canadian-born midfielder last started a game for Manchester United but Ferguson says that his progress has surprised him and that Hargreaves is pushing hard for a return […]

Fergie’s seaside visit just a little fishy

Alex Ferguson

Strictly speaking Sir Alex Ferguson’s absence last night was very much with leave, as the Manchester United manager spent the night in the port city of Valencia, ostensibly scouting the club’s next Champions League opponents. The Scot sat beside goalkeeping coach Eric Steel at the Mestalla as the home side drew 1-1 with Atlético de Madrid. Ferguson […]

Phelan in charge as United cruise to Carling win

Josh Wright

Sir Alex Ferguson was absent – the official cover a scouting trip to watch Valencia, Manchester United’s next Champions League opponents – but it mattered little to the shadow side at Glandford Park. United’s fringe players overcame a shaky start and a Scunthorpe United goal, to score five and progress in the Carling Cup, thanks […]

Fergie claims Bébé progress


Sir Alex Ferguson has insisted that Manchester United supporters will witness the progress made by Bébé, who will make his first team début against Scunthorpe United in the Carling Cup tonight. United paid Vitória de Guimarães £7.4 million in August for the 20-year-old winger in one of the most surprising deals this summer. Claiming “exceptional circumstances” provoked […]

Bébé’s big chance to impress

Bébé will play tonight against Scunthorpe United in the Carling Cup second round, with supporters wondering if the £7.4 million Portuguese winger has what it takes to be a Manchester United player. The 20-year-old has featured in just two Under-21 fixtures and a reserve game since his surprise transfer from Vitória de Guimarães in August. While it is […]

Reds begin Carling Cup defence

Glanford Park

Manchester United’s attempt to win a third straight Carling Cup begins on Wednesday night with a visit to the Google-unfriendly Scunthorpe United. Manager Sir Alex Ferguson will take a shadow squad to Glanford Park that could include Bebé and Gabriel Obertan in the party, alongside fringe, youth and star names returning to peak fitness. Managed […]