Fortnight to make a season

Chelsea v Manchester

Manchester United faces Chelsea, Liverpool, (potentially) Arsenal and then Marseille in the Premier League, FA Cup and then Champions League over the next fortnight. It’s a two-week spell that will go a long way towards shaping the club’s season. In a fortnight Sir Alex Ferguson’s men, clear at the head of the Premier League, could […]

Reds cruise to win over Wigan

Javier Hernandez

Manchester United increased the lead over Arsenal at the head of the Premier League to four points with a routine win at the DW Stadium. Goals from Javier Hernández, Wayne Rooney and Fabio da Silva sealed the points at Wigan Athletic, although the heavy win fails to tell the story of a match in which […]

Giggs back as Reds seek to extend lead

Chalkboard versus Wigan Athletic

Ryan Giggs returns to the Manchester United squad as Sir Alex Ferguson’s outfit seeks a four point Premier League lead. With Arsenal in Carling Cup action, Ferguson’s outfit could extend its advantage at Wigan Athletic on Saturday. Giggs returns along with Michael Owen for the fixture, which United won 5-0 last season. However, the good […]

Rant Cast 62 – On that G-Bombshell…

In this week’s edition of Rant Cast regulars Ed & Paul look back at United’s recent turgid fixtures with Crawley Town in the FA Cup and Marseille in Europe. We talk Qatar, Paul Scholes’ potential new contract, Ferguson’s retirement, Wayne Rooney’s form, The G-Bomb™ and build up to Wigan Athletic and Chelsea…. Stream this episode […]

Reds say adieu to entertainment in French draw

Wayne Rooney

Amid the criticism of Sir Alex Ferguson’s side this season the wily 69-year-old Scot is too infrequently given due credit for his tactical accumen. Given the limited nature of his side – lacking the “stardust” of previous incarnations – Ferguson has very effectively built an obdurate team on the European stage. Just nine goals in […]

Quintet missing for French trip

Chalkboard versus Marseille

Sir Alex Ferguson must do without injured quintet Rio Ferdinand, Ryan Giggs, Jonny Evans, Michael Owen and Anderson for Manchester United’s match with Marseille at Stade Vélodrome tonight. The 69-year-old Scot is also without long-term injured pair Owen Hargreaves and Antonio Valencia for the Round of 16 Champions League tie with the French League 1 winners. The rash of […]

C’est le milieu de terrain, stupide

Gabriel Obertan

When Rant mused last October that Sir Alex Ferguson had been negligent in his efforts to improve Manchester United’s midfield, the article drew a varied and passionate response. Four months on and little has changed, with United investing nothing during the winter transfer window and injuries starting to bite on Ferguson’s midfield options. Indeed, United […]