The striking penny drops

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Two misleading assumptions in football surround Manchester United’s strike pairing Dimitar Berbatov and Wayne Rooney; assumptions that have grown despite evidence to the contrary. Yet, something happened at the weekend that hadn’t before – the pair took to the Old Trafford field ostensibly in their ‘correct’ positions. The widely held – arguably false – view […]

Kids face Hammers test

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Manchester United’s second string travel to Upton Park this evening in the continuing quest to win a third Carling Cup in a row. Sir Alex Ferguson’s youth and fringe players will be offered another chance to shine, with momentum also key after United’s thumping 7-1 win over Blackburn Rovers at Old Trafford last weekend. However, […]

Can Berbatov find a new consistency?

Dimitar Berbatov

Shortly before Dimitar Berbatov scored five against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday a leading media outlet declared that Sir Alex Ferguson had given the Bulgarian striker six months to save his Manchester United career. It’s a claim open to ridicule when a player has scored five but perhaps not that far off the truth either. After […]

United top with Berba’s famous five

Dimitar Berbatov

Dimitar Berbatov scored five goals as Manchester United thumped Blackburn Rovers at Old Trafford to take the Premier League lead for the first time this season. The Bulgarian hadn’t scored in 10 matches but put the drought behind him in emphatic style and became just the fourth man in the Premier League era to score […]

United seek Premier summit

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Wayne Rooney will make his first Old Trafford start in more than a month as Manchester United chase first place in the Premier League. The striker, who Thursday made a half-hearted apology to United supporters, is yet to score a goal in open play this season. Elsewhere manager Sir Alex Ferguson faces midfield selection problems […]

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Rant Cast 49 – was that a boo or Roo?

In this edition regulars Ed & Paul discuss United’s recent victories over Wigan Athletic and Rangers, together with the upcoming fixtures against Blackburn Rovers and West Ham United. We talk about Wayne Rooney’s return to the side and wonder whether he received a more positive reaction than he actually deserved? Stream this episode of the […]

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Five years on

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For those Manchester United fans born in the 1970s or later, George Best is remembered predominantly in archive footage and countless YouTube video tributes. A remarkable man both on and off the pitch, Best retains the affection of millions despite – and perhaps because of – the many controversies in his life. Five years on […]

Rooney strikes winning note on return

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney scored for Manchester United as Sir Alex Ferguson’s outfit won at Ibrox. The 25-year-old striker slammed home an 86th minute penalty as United qualified for the knock-out stages of the Champions League with a hard-earned victory over Rangers in Glasgow. It was just deserts for United after dominating the game. Rooney was largely […]