Fergie confident of United triumph

Sir Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson’s side heads into the weekend fixture with Tottenham Hotspur still chasing Manchester City at the head of the Premier League But, with Sunday’s game one of two remaining that may swing the title either side of Manchester, the 70-year-old manager is placing faith in his squad’s experience and hunger with 12 games […]

Legends prepared as squeaky bum time approaches

Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs

There were many remarkable aspects to Manchester United’s victory at Norwich City on Sunday: Ryan Giggs’ goal on his 900th appearance for the club; a last-minute winner; the combined age of the Reds’ goalscorers; that United had, for so long, been under the cosh. Yet, there is a reason United score so many late goals, […]

Rooney returns for Canaries visit

Norwich City v Manchester United, Premier League, Carrow Road, 26 February 2012

Wayne Rooney returns to the Manchester United side as Sir Alex Ferguson’s outfit seeks to reduce the five point gap to Manchester City in the Premier League. With the Blues having comfortably beaten Blackburn Rovers on Saturday, United visit high flying Norwich City seeking an ninth victory on the road this season. Rooney’s return provides […]

Red Issue 1 – 0 GMP

Red Issue

When Greater Manchester Police seized 1,600 copies of Red Issue prior to Manchester United’s fixture with Liverpool earlier this month not only did the service spectacularly fail to understand a tasteless joke, but it engaged in dangerous restriction on freedom of speech. That much has now been recognised, with the Crown Prosecution Service confirming on […]

Rant Cast 102 – back of the net grrrrrrrr

On this week’s Rant Cast we look back at Manchester United’s defeat to, but victory over, Ajax in the Europa League at Old Trafford on Thursday night. The Reds will now meet Athletic Bilbao in the round of 16 after the Spaniards’ away goals win over Lokomotiv Moscow at the same stage. We ask what […]

Rooney out for Ajax return as Pogba waits in wings

Ashley Young

Manchester United takes a two goal advantage into Thursday’s Europa League tie with Ajax at Old Trafford – a lead that Sir Alex Ferguson is likely to exploit by rotating his playing resources for the round of 32 tie. The United manager, Wednesday, took the unusual step of naming half his team for the game […]

The Ronaldo Money


Look behind the headlines – you know, the spin-driven articles pronouncing yet another quarter of glorious revenue growth – and Manchester United’s Q2/H1 financial statement once again paints a gaudy picture of the Glazer family’s ownership. It is a picture of a still heavily indebted club spending its profits buying back debt at an inflated […]

Shadow looms large as Fergie eyes future role

Frank O'Farrell, Sir Matt Busby

There is little news in Sir Alex Ferguson’s admission on Monday that he intends to stay “two or three more years” as Manchester United manager. Ferguson, on a rolling contract, has long since given up setting a deadline for retirement, with manager and Old Trafford hierarchy content with the current arrangement. But Ferguson’s assertion – […]

Injury crisis ends as Reds warm to Europa League

Tom Cleverley

Manchester United’s victory over Ajax in Amsterdam on Thursday came almost 27 years after the club’s last win in the competition. Defeats to Russian outfits Rotor Volgograd and Torpedo Moscow in the intervening years came as the club increasingly focused on European glory in the continent’s premier competition. Indeed, while the positive messages are to […]

Rant Cast 101 – kicking it in the Dam

On this week’s Rant Cast we look back at Manchester United’s victory over Liverpool in the Premier League, together with all the fall out from the latest twist in the Luis Suárez / Patrice Evra race row. We talk Europa League, and United’s visit to Amsterdam for the comfortable victory over crisis club Ajax. Regulars […]