Ole takes first steps on long road to Old Trafford

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

It is, of course, a romantic notion that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could one day manage Manchester United. After all, the odds are firmly stacked against the 38-year-old former United striker who scored 126 in 366 games for the club. The ‘Assassin’, no longer so baby-faced, is one in a long line of Sir Alex Ferguson […]

Football Manager 2012 review

Football Manager 2012

Football Manager 2012 is absolutely, totally and utterly brilliant. I can’t imagine that surprises you much, dear reader. Football Manager has been absolutely, totally and utterly brilliant since it was called Championship Manager, and there was a Mitre Magma on the cover. What is really such an extraordinary achievement is that they really do just […]

Rooney leads United renaissance at Everton

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney will lead Manchester United’s attack as the Reds visit Everton on Saturday lunchtime. The former Blue, dropped from this fixture by Ferguson last season, will face the inevitable cacophony of abuse on his return to Goodison Park. But at the end of a tough week for the club manager Ferguson insists Rooney will […]

Rant Cast 86 – why always a podcast?

On this week’s Rant Cast regulars Ed and Paul discuss Manchester United’s heavy home defeat to Manchester City – what does the thrashing mean for the season ahead? We review United reserve’s performance at Aldershot Town, and preview the upcoming the fixtures with Everton and Otelul Galati. Who will get the chop following last week’s […]

The Ravelation: Morrison shines light as United’s dawn beckons

Ravel Morrison

It is a year to the day since Ravel Morrison last pulled on a Manchester United first team shirt. Then Morrison impressed only fleetingly in a Carling Cup cameo appearance against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford. The talent is undimmed in the past 12 months, even if question marks hanging over the teenager’s career have […]

Reds begin recovery at lowly Aldershot

Aldershot Recreation Ground

Sir Alex Ferguson will deploy a strong side against Aldershot Town in the Carling Cup fourth round on Tuesday night, as Manchester United takes its first steps towards recovery. With Ferguson’s team and supporters in a cloud since Manchester City’s 6-1 win at Old Trafford on Sunday, anything bar healthy victory over the lower division […]

Poll: derby day thrashing is…


Manchester United’s 6-1 defeat to City on Sunday afternoon will live long in the memory for all the wrong reasons. Sir Alex Ferguson’s side committed tactical suicide in a second-half performance that saw the Reds concede five in the worst home defeat for more than 50 years. The disastrous result, called the worst of his […]

Moving forward

Manchester United

Sunday’s 6-1 defeat to Manchester City at Old Trafford was the second biggest loss in Manchester United’s history. Sir Alex Ferguson described the match as “the worst result in [his] history.” Still, the arrow of time points firmly towards the future and United must move on, starting with a visit to Aldershot Town on Tuesday […]

“There is a lot of embarrassment in the dressing room”

Jonny Evans

It was, said Sir Alex Ferguson, the worst result of a 50-year career in football. Manchester City’s 6-1 victory at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon brought the Blues three vital points in the Premier League title race and total humiliation for the Scot’s side in its own back yard. Defeat to City in last season’s […]

Reds ready for City title challenge

Manchester United versus Manchester City, Premier League, Old Trafford, Sunday 22 October 2011, 1.30pm.

There is little doubt that Sunday’s Manchester derby will provide a genuine marker for the season ahead. Lose and Sir Alex Ferguson’s United will side will find itself five points behind City in the Premier League. Victory, however, will propel the Reds back to the head of the table. The match is, in Ferguson’s words, […]