Fergie guards against complacency ahead of Everton visit

Wayne Rooney

Sir Alex Ferguson says Everton will pose a significant threat to Manchester United’s title aspirations this weekend, with the in-form Toffees at Old Trafford on Saturday. But with just five Premier League games to go, victory against David Moyes’ men will leave United requiring just seven points to secure a 19th domestic league title. It’s […]

Rant Cast 69 – ‘mercenary’ Michael Owen?

On this week’s Rant Cast regulars Ed & Paul look back on United’s FA Cup semi-final loss to Manchester City and the Premier League draw with Newcastle United. Is United still on course for the title? We ponder why the Geordies hate Michael Owen so much, and look ahead to Everton in the Premier League […]

Glazers could reignite fan battle

It is now almost 18 months since Old Trafford was first bathed in the green and gold of protest. The Glazer family’s decision to borrow more than £500 million on the international bond market sparked a new wave of supporter protest, and a level of anger not seen in Manchester since the reclusive Americans first […]

Reds keeping options open

Manuel Neuer

Anders Lindegaard says he is up for the challenge of becoming Manchester United’s new full-time goalkeeper next season but what kind of competition will the Dane face? With Atletico Madrid’s David De Gea reportedly unsure about a move to England, and Schalke’s Manuel Neuer certain to join Bayern Munich, United’s options in the transfer market […]

Balotelli ‘lacks respect’ so where’s the FA charge?

Anderson, Mario Ballotelli

Mario Balotelli will face no Football Association action after the Italian striker taunted Manchester United players and supporters on Saturday. Running towards the United section at Wembley, the Manchester City player kissed his badge, gesturing towards United supporters. The Italian’s behaviour provoked an on-pitch mêlée, involving Rio Ferdinand, Anderson, Patrice Evra and City coach David […]

Rooney returns as Reds rally for Geordie trip

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney returns to Manchester United’s team as Sir Alex Ferguson’s men look to bounce back from the weekend’s FA Cup semi-final defeat. Barely 72 hours after Ferguson’s side lost 1-0 to Manchester City at Wembley in the cup, the focus switches to Tuesday night’s Premier League league tie with Newcastle United. Victory will take […]

City in final as Reds fail to inspire

Rio Ferdinand

There’ll be dancing on the streets of Stockport tonight, to paraphrase the late, great, Bill McLaren. It was Manchester City’s day, with Roberto Mancini’s outfit leaving Wembley triumphant after Yaya Touré’s 52nd minute goal. In truth Sir Alex Ferguson’s players barely arrived, lacking not only energy and drive, but seemingly desire too. Perhaps his team’s […]

Manchester decamps for cup semi

Manchester United v Manchester City, Wembley, 16 April 2011

Manchester City’s players departed for Saturday afternoon’s FA Cup semi-final from, where else, but Stockport as around 90,000 Reds and Blues make their way down the M6 for the 159th derby. It could be the first of three trips to Wembley for Sir Alex Ferguson’s team over the next six weeks, with both the cup […]

Rant Cast 68 – Piers Morgan’s moobs

On this week’s Rant Cast regulars Ed and Paul wonder discuss the victory over Fulham in the Premier League and the hugely significant win against Chelsea in Europe. We preview the MASSIVE weekend FA Cup semi-final with Eastland’s Blue Noses and the Premier League trip to Newcastle on Tuesday night. The Rant Cast crew also […]