The Mourinho question

Jose Mourinho

After Manchester United departed the Veltins Arena on Tuesday night with two away goals it left supporters declaring the Red Devils all but in the final. With United expected to fly the flag for England on home turf at Wembley on 28 May, the only question was: who will join Sir Alex Ferguson’s side? Only […]

Reds seek Emirates win to seal title

Arsenal v Manchester United

Needing just seven points to seal the Premier League title, Sir Alex Ferguson says that his Manchester United team will play to win against Arsenal at the Emirates on Sunday. Victory, while not guaranteeing the title, will bring United to within touching distance of a 19th domestic championship. But, warns the Scot, all teams could […]

Sorry still the hardest word as Rooney and fans move on

“I understand I made a mistake. When I look at it now how wrong was I?” Rooney told the Guardian in a revealing interview on Wednesday. The recalcitrant Manchester United striker was surprisingly open in the Veltins Arena mixed zone, again stopping short of uttering the S-word but admitting, for the first time, that he […]

Rant Cast 70 – @thegbomb

On this week’s Rant Cast regulars Ed & Paul look back on United’s victories over Everton in the Premier League and Schalke in Europe. We ponder United players on Twitter – can Wayne Rooney make a success of it, or is it a disaster waiting to happen? What drove Darron Gibson on to and then […]

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Reds defy odds, critics and themselves

Manchester United v Schalke

Sir Alex Ferguson hailed Manchester United’s performance in Gelsenkirchen on Tuesday as one of the very finest in the club’s history. It is, perhaps, over-egging this particular pudding but there is no doubt the Scot’s side has reached a hitherto unobtainable peak. It is one that few could have foreseen through the first six months […]

Confidence from the back

Confidence from the Back

As Manchester United made a huge step towards the 2011 Champions league final after a consummate away performance at Schalke, the Reds’ attacking contingent has drawn huge amounts of praise. Rightly so and picking the man-of-the-match award was arguably the most difficult part of last night’s game with Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernández, Michael Carrick and […]

Double exposure

Soccer - UEFA Champions League - Group C - Manchester United v Valencia - Old Trafford

On Sunday night’s Match of the Day 2 a man previously mooted as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor spoke candidly on his admiration for what he believes is the makings of Ferguson’s next and possibly final great side. Despite Everton defending resolutely for 83 minutes against Manchester United at the weekend, David Moyes admitted that the […]

Berba misses out as Fergie urges Reds to make history

Raul Gonzalez, Schalke 04

Manchester United may never have beaten German opponents over two legs in European competition but there will surely be no better opportunity as Sir Alex Ferguson’s side faces Schalke 04 for a place in this season’s Champions League final. Ferguson’s side starts as overwhelming favourites, despite the historical quirk, which has seen defeats to Bayern […]

Four games, seven points, one title

‘The title is ours’, not exactly Sir Alex Ferguson’s words after Manchester United beat Everton 1-0 on Saturday at Old Trafford but they could well have been. United’s late late victory, not for the first time in a season that has rarely sparkled yet promises to bring more silverware, brings the Reds to within just […]

Poll: which ‘keeper to replace Edwin?

David de Gea

Manchester United seems to have settled on Atletico Madrid’s David De Gea as Edwin van der Sar’s Old Trafford successor. The brilliant but inexperienced 20-year-old Spaniard could arrive this summer for around € 20 million, although the player is reportedly unsure about such a high profile role this early in a fledgling career. But with […]