Sir Fergie promises kids Palace outing

Manchester United v Crystal Palace

Sir Alex Ferguson will offer Manchester United’s youngsters another opportunity to impress as his side takes on Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Kids Ravel Morrison, Paul Pogba and Ezekiel Fryers could all feature against the mid-table Championship club, as the Reds seek a place in the Carling Cup semi-final for the sixth time […]

Time to take a chance

Ravel Morrison, Paul Pogba

In the past few weeks, despite Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s assertions to the contrary, it has become obvious that the club simply does not posses a central midfield pairing worth talking about. Despite the early pace set by youngsters Tom Cleverley and Anderson, United has few central midfield options that can challenge domestic […]

Anderson crocked but Rooney returns for Geordie clash

Anderson v Newcastle United

Sir Alex Ferguson has ruled out strengthening Manchester United’s midfield this winter, despite a growing list of long-term injuries. Brazilian midfielder Anderson will not return until February after suffering a recurring knee injury, while Tom Cleverley is out until Christmas. The injuries leave Ferguson with just two senior central midfielders – Darren Fletcher and Michael Carrick […]

Rant Cast 89 – Eurovision football contest

On this week’s Rant Cast regulars Ed and Paul discuss Manchester United’s victory over Swansea in the Premier League, and the consequences of Wayne Rooney’s hip injury. We talk about the potential for Euro failure: United’s draw with Benfica at Old Trafford puts the Reds’ participation in the Champions League at risk, and what happens […]

Robbie Brady – the great Irish hope

Robbie Brady

Two of Ireland’s favourites, for Reds growing up in Dublin in the 1990’s, were unsurprisingly Denis Irwin and Roy Keane. Not only was the pair two of the best in the Republic of Ireland team, they were two of the finest for one of Ireland’s favourite clubs, Manchester United. For many, Irwin was the best […]

Fergie seeks rhythm for Benfica clash

Manchester United training

Sir Alex Ferguson has blamed injuries for disrupting Manchester United’s rhythm this season. His side began the campaign in fine form, but inconsistent performances in recent weeks, including heavy defeat to Manchester City, have taken the gloss off the Reds’ season. The Scot’s side, which is five points behind City in the Premier League, has […]

One nil to United

Javier Hernandez, Michael Carrick, Park Ji-Sung, Ryan Giggs

There have been times in Sir Alex Ferguson’s management of Manchester United over the past 25 years that the Scot’s side has been forced ‘back to basics'; when the necessity to grind out results overcomes the need to entertain. Think back to United’s campaign in 1996, for example, when Ferguson’s side chased down Newcastle United […]

Reds return for United’s visit to Swansea

Swansea Liberty Stadium

The two-week international break may have been dominated by headlines about racism in football, but some measure of relief – in the form of football at least – is shortly at hand, with Manchester United returning to action this weekend. Sir Alex Ferguson’s side travels to Swansea City, for the first time in almost 30 […]

Rant Cast 88 – the Sir Alex Ferguson podcast

On this week’s Rant Cast regulars Ed and Paul discuss Manchester United’s victory over Sunderland in the Premier League, and the newly renamed Sir Alex Ferguson stand at Old Trafford. We talk racism: Sepp Blatter, Luis Suarez and John Terry, and why the FIFA boss is so terribly wrong. We talk international football – England, […]