Competition: win United books

“People get nothing out of books but what they bring to them,” Nobel prize-winning Irish playwrite George Bernard Shaw once wrote. And to thee, Rant readers, we bring you two fine Manchester United books from the past year, each in glorious hardcover. By this time next week one lucky reader will win this fine pair! […]

Rant Cast 65 – is not fit to govern

When Tory Minister for Sport Jeremy Hunt recently described football as the “worst governed sport in the country” he surely hit the nail on the head. And in the week that the incompetent, self-serving, Football Association banned Sir Alex Ferguson for five matches Rant Cast regulars Ed & Paul lead the fightback! Also in this […]

Injuries bite into United’s chances

Injured United XI

Sir Alex Ferguson will need every one of his 25-man squad in the coming weeks, with up to a dozen players missing for this weekend’s fixture with Bolton Wanderers. Indeed, the 69-year-old Scot will dig deep into Manchester United’s resources after John O’Shea and Rafael da Silva were forced out of the Reds’ victory over […]

Hernández wins plaudits and trust

Javier Hernandez

Javier Hernández’ emergence from unknown, to Sir Alex Ferguson’s leading striker could take a limited Manchester United side to ever great heights and – perhaps crucially – bring out the best in Wayne Rooney too. The Mexican’s transformation from impact substitute to first choice in recent games says much for the 22-year-old’s rapid development. It’s […]

Reds wont blow Euro tie says Fergie

Nani Gabriel Heinze, Manchester United v Marseille

Sir Alex Ferguson says that his squad’s experience will serve the club well as Manchester United challenges on three fronts this season. Leading the Premier League, into the FA Cup semi-final and with a second leg tie against Olympique de Marseille on Tuesday night, United will need all its resources in the coming weeks. With […]

Poll: Should United sell Wayne Rooney?

Sunday’s News of the World claims that Sir Alex Ferguson is now considering a summer exit for the player, who signed a lucrative new contract last autumn. In an echo of Roy Keane’s Old Trafford exit the paper, quoting an unnamed source, says that Rooney has fallen out with his manager over the 25-year-old striker’s […]

Rooney could follow Becks’ path out of Old Trafford

Wayne Rooney, David Beckham

The long game heading inextricably towards Wayne Rooney’s Manchester United exit began in October when the 25-year-old striker publicly questioned the club’s ambition and with it Sir Alex Ferguson’s reputation. Stories that the player is doing the same in private is merely window dressing on the many strategic forces that will drive the player out […]

Rampant Reds head to cup semis

Fabio da Silva, Manchester United

In the books this will go down as an unremarkable 2-0 victory over Arsenal at Old Trafford. Unremarkable because Manchester United has now scored four victories in a row over the Londoners. In truth, with Sir Alex Ferguson selecting a line-up few could have predicted – including seven defenders – United’s victory was anything but […]

Fergie spins positives ahead of cup clash

Manchester United v Arsenal, FA Cup Fifth Round

Sir Alex Ferguson has warned his Manchester United side against turning a blip into a slump after defeats to Chelsea and Liverpool in the past 10 days. But the 69-year-old manager was in positive mood on finally breaking a week-long silence ahead of United’s FA Cup fifth round tie with Arsenal at Old Trafford. However, […]