Macheda double may not save Reds place

Federico Macheda

Federico Macheda admitted, after his smartly taken double against New England Revolution on Wednesday night, that he is glad to be back at Manchester United. The 19-year-old Italian striker suffered a nightmare goalless loan spell at Sampdoria last season in which i Blucerchiati was relegated from Serie A in the most traumatic circumstances. Yet for the […]

Wasters FC

Kieron Dyer

Kieron Dyer’s imminent transfer to Queens Park Rangers suggests a question: has there ever been a player who has taken so much out of football but given so little back? Dyer, reportedly earning £83,000 per week at West Ham United, has played just 30 games in four years at Upton Park. He cost the Londoners […]

Pressure now on Hernández to deliver

While the focus of Manchester United’s summer for many supporters has been the search for the ‘new’ Paul Scholes, Wayne Rooney’s hairline or even how to pronounce David de Gea, for Javier Hernández it may well be how to match or improve on a fantastic début season at Old Trafford. The Mexican, who scored 20 goals […]

Sneijder on the cards as the ‘V’ word comes into focus

Sir Alex Ferguson in Boston

What defines value? A simple noun that has become a pseudonym for the Glazer era at Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson’s protestation over the past two summers – since Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure to Real Madrid in 2009 – centred on the word. Value, said the Scot, was absent from the transfer market. Value, he insisted, […]

United Rant on the net

United Rant

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Poll: Nasri or Sneijder?

Samir Nasri Wesley Sneijder

Question most Manchester United supporters and the majority will say that the club’s priority this summer is to acquire a top-class creative central midfielder. With Anderson having failed to blossom into the attacking talent once displayed at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup and Darron Gibson never good enough to make it at Old Trafford many […]

Reds go west for fitness and fame

Gillette Stadium, Boston

Manchester United’s players head to the United States on Monday, with five matches in five cities over three weeks ahead before the squad returns at the end of July. In between Sir Alex Ferguson’s players will build fitness at Nike HQ and join sponsors in a rash of commercial events across the continent. As ever […]

Farewell to old Reds

Wes Brown

Wesley Brown and John O’Shea each agreed moves to Sunderland on Thursday, ending more than a decade of the pair at Old Trafford. Between them the players have appeared on more than 750 occasions for Manchester United, not representing the very best players at Old Trafford, but invaluable members of Sir Alex Ferguson’s squad nonetheless. […]

MUST / Reds in Business summer meet-up

The Point, Lancashire County Cricket Club

Reds in Business (RiB), the business network exclusively for Manchester United supporters, is holding a summer event at Lancashire County Cricket Club, Friday 15 July. The event will bring together fans for the Lancs versus Northamptonshire day/night 20 Twenty fixture at Old Trafford Cricket Ground and Rant can offer readers 50 per cent off the […]

Adiós Carlos: Tevez in numbers

Carlos Tevez in numbers

Carlos Tevez has, for the second time in six months, demanded a move away from Manchester City. In December the pint-sized striker blamed the poor relationship with club management; yesterday the 27-year-old has begged to be closer to his family. Cynics might claim the lure of another signing on fee is strong in the scar-faced […]