Dimitar Berbatov

I don’t actually know what the weather is typically like in Bulgaria, but I’m going to guess that the winters are chilly. And a good job too, because Dimitar Berbatov will have had some practice at being out in the cold; his position in the Manchester United pecking order is a solid fourth choice. Rooney’s […]

Reds focus on title with Wolves in sights

Wayne Rooney

Sir Alex Ferguson is rarely one to dwell on past defeats, even if Thursday’s hammering at Athletic Bilbao’s hands was particularly galling. In 10 European ties this campaign, Ferguson’s Manchester United side rarely rose above the mundane. It is no surprise, then, that the Scot chose, Friday, to move on from Europa League elimination, focusing […]

Ten months on and few lessons were learned

Athletic Bilbao

Nearly a year on from Manchester United’s humiliation at Barcelona’s hands in the Champions League final and it is now clear that the Reds have not closed the gap on the Catalan side – a statement of the obvious. Yet, ‘closing the gap’ was a familiar refrain in the weeks after the 3-1 Wembley defeat, […]

Rant Cast 105 – will he stay, or will he go?

This week, 60 minutes of the finest comment and insight on the week’s Manchester United news. Or something like that anyway. Regulars Ed and Paul discuss Manchester United’s Premier League win over West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford – a victory that took the Reds top of the Premier League. We talk Europe and United’s […]

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Anderson out, faces tough choices


Big-boned Manchester United midfielder Anderson Luís de Abreu Oliveira is set to miss at least five weeks of the Premier League run-in with a torn hamstring, confirmed manager Sir Alex Ferguson on Wednesday. The fresh injury, which adds to a growing list of malevolence suffered by the midfielder in his time at Old Trafford, comes barely […]

Hazard a guess that Eden isn’t heading to Old Trafford

Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard, the prodigiously talented Lille midfielder-cum-forward, has been making eyes at Manchester United this week. Precipitated by Sir Alex Ferguson’s widely reported trip to France on Saturday evening, the 21-year-old says that he is “excited” by the prospect of joining United during the summer transfer window. That may be the case, but with Ferguson […]