Rant Cast 107 – Bébé, come back

On another packed show this week: regulars Ed and Paul discuss Manchester United’s narrow victory over Fulham in the Premier at Old Trafford. After a match United was fortunate to win, Sir Alex Ferguson expressed his anger with the Reds’ performance. Meanwhile, over at Eastlands we ponder Patrick Vieira’s continued obsession with United – are referees […]

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Them’s the breaks

Patrick Vieira

There is a strange breed of football fan; you know the type, lurking in the nether reaches of cyberspace, conspiracy theorising to a fever pitch of mouth-frothing, self-aggrandising, irrational frenzy. Social media has magnified, even exacerbated the phenomenon, of course, but it has always existed in one form or another. The pub bore, cave-dwelling mouth […]

Owen: hopeful failure to the last

Michael Owen

When Michael Owen joined Manchester United, summer 2009, the theory, with Owen approaching 30 and available on a free transfer, was that was former Liverpool striker would add short-term goals at a reasonable price. Three years on and Owen has proven no more value to United, even with no fee, than he did for Newcastle […]

Sprightly Rio dancing towards new deal

Rio Ferdinand

Rio Ferdinand is set to be offered a new contract with Manchester United after the 34-year-old defender finally overcame three years of injury trouble to once again become a key part of the Reds’ title charge this season. The former West Ham United defender had been expected to leave Old Trafford after nearly a decade […]

Reds primed for Cottagers visit

Nani Fulham

Sir Alex Ferguson will turn to two generations of Pauls, Pogba and Scholes, as Manchester United host Fulham at Old Trafford on Monday night. The United manager, fresh from ratcheting up a war of words with rivals Manchester City this week, will use the pair, young and old, as the Reds look to kick on […]

Desperados

Carlos Tevez

When Patrick Vieira, this week, labelled Paul Scholes’ return to Manchester United “desperate,” the former Arsenal midfield struck a chord. After all, Sir Alex Ferguson’s decision to re-recruit the 37-year-old midfielder came just months after Scholes had retired, with the player’s admission that his ‘legs had gone’, firmly front-of-mind. Almost three months after the midfielder’s […]

Rant Cast 106 – faster than Tony Pullis on the M6

On another packed show this week: regulars Ed and Paul discuss Manchester United’s thumping Premier League win over Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux. Should the Reds have run up a cricket score? We ponder Manchester City’s late victory over Chelsea at Eastlands – a win that brought Roberto Mancini’s side to within a point of United […]

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The fourth striker

Kiko Macheda

When Manchester United started the current season Sir Alex Ferguson could boast seven first team strikers; the Scot may go into the summer with just three. Indeed, while Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernández and Danny Welbeck will certainly start the 2012/13 campaign at Old Trafford, doubts abound whether Ferguson’s remaining forwards will be with the club. […]

Reds close in as Fergie chalks off another match

Danny Welbeck

There’s the old football cliché about ‘taking each match as it comes’, as if focus on the big prize could somehow diminish the here and now. But as Manchester United chalked off another win on Sunday, romping to a five goal victory and a four point Premier League lead, manager Sir Alex Ferguson returned to […]

Poll: will you miss Berbatov?

Dimitar Berbatov is set to leave Manchester United in the summer after both Sir Alex Ferguson and the player’s agent confirmed that the Bulgarian will seek a new club in June. The striker, who has scored 56 goals in 147 games for United, is out of contract in June, although Ferguson has previously stated that […]