Reds edge past Wolves to reach Carling quarters

Javier Hernandez

Sir Alex Ferguson’s reserves scraped past Wolverhampton Wanderers to reach the Carling Cup quarter-final. Javier Hernández scored a 90th minute winner as United overcame the spirited Midlanders for the second season in a row, with Park Ji-Sung and full-debutant Bébé earlier twice giving United the lead at Old Trafford. The second period was as entertaining […]

Fergie’s fringe takes up Carling challenge

Chalkboard v Wolves

Michael Owen will start as Manchester United’s fringe players take up the challenge of winning a third Carling Cup in a row at Old Trafford. Sir Alex Ferguson’s side faces Wolverhampton Wanderers in the competition for the second year running. Danny Welbeck’s goal handed United victory in last year’s third round. Owen has largely been […]

Rant Cast 44 – special: Rooney signs!

In this special episode of Rant Cast regulars Ed & Paul eat humble pie as Wayne Rooney signs a new £10 million-a-year contract with Manchester United. We ponder why the ‘White Pele’ signed, talked summer transfers and discuss the bitter taste that is left in the mouth by the saga. The pod also looks back […]

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Little Pea strikes to give Rooney food for thought

Javier Hernandez

Relief came at the Britannia but this time it had nothing to do with Wayne Rooney’s ladies of the night. Instead, Sir Alex Ferguson’s side won away from home in the Premier League for the first time this season, breaking a sequence of three successive league draws. Javier Hernandez scored twice, including a late winner, […]

Ferguson stokes fires ahead of Potters clash

Stoke Manchester United

Sir Alex Ferguson says that keeping Wayne Rooney will kick-start Manchester United’s season after five draws in the first eight Premier League fixtures this season. The United manager is without Rooney for the trip to Stoke City on Sunday but says that his side will now begin chasing Chelsea in earnest, with the Londoners eight […]

Hate Rooney if you want, just hate the Glazers more

Ferguson Rooney

Wayne Rooney’s infidelity in the past week – no, not the one with the £1,200-a-night hooker – may be forgiven the next time the 24-year-old striker scores but it will not come easy to Manchester United’s supporters. Rooney’s hardball tactics won an offensively lavish new contract but it came at the expense of the striker’s […]

Rant Cast 43 – sex, lies and Wayne Rooney’s contract

In this episode of Rant Cast – recorded before Wayne Rooney signed his new contract today – regulars Ed & Paul talk about the ongoing saga: is it a case of player greed gone mad or the Glazers’ poor investment in the first team squad? What are the morals of demanding £250,000 a week to […]

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Obertan: the forgotten man

When Gabriel Obertan signed for Manchester United, little was known about the graduate of the prestigious Clairefontaine academy. Injury held the player back initially before a dash for the first team came last October. But generally since the player’s £3.5 million transfer from Girondins de Bordeaux at Old Trafford, little has been seen of the […]

Picture special: fans protest against Rooney

Rooney whore

Manchester United fans are a passionate bunch but nothing riles quite like a star player demanding a move out of Old Trafford. Since stories broke last weekend of Wayne Roone’s decision to reject United’s offer of a new contract, the PR battle has ebbed and flowed but the fans seem to have chosen only one […]