Rant Cast 132 – statues

On this week’s packed Rant Cast we review Manchester United’s victories over Queens Park Rangers and West Ham United at Old Trafford – occasions on which the Reds did very little to impress but gained valuable points in the Premier League title race. It was a week in which legends and nostalgia reigned. United supporters […]

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Media Digest: the love story, heroes of the past and Regina Spektor

For many, Sunday is a day spent in the company of the family and friends, reading that unfinished book, or watching a new episode of a favourite show. Over at United Rant it’s a day spent catching up on the beautiful game. Join us, in Rant’s weekly round-up of Manchester United-related news and blogs – […]

Preview: United v West Ham United

Manchester United v West Ham United - Premier League, Old Trafford - Wednesday 29 November 8.00pm

Old Trafford takes in a rare midweek Premier League game, with high-flying West Ham United in town on Wednesday as Sir Alex Ferguson’s team aims to consolidate a one point lead in the table. Manchester United’s renewed Premier League supremacy came amid few positives from a lethargic display against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday – a […]

Second gear might just be enough for lethargic Reds

Javier Hernandez QPR

It is a truism that Manchester United has rarely, if ever, hit top form this season. The Premier League’s top goal scorers may have entertained at times, finding the net 32 times in 13 Premier League games, but the unit has rarely, it seems, worked as a collective. Sir Alex Ferguson’s team is on course […]

Preview: United v QPR

QPR Manchester United

The latest tribute to Sir Alex Ferguson’s remarkable career was unveiled at a wet Old Trafford on Friday – a nine foot high statute placed at the entrance to the renamed Sir Alex Ferguson Stand. The opening ceremony, attended by the great and good of United’s past and present, is the latest in a series […]

Rant Cast 131 – we drink a drink

On this week’s show – we look back on Manchester United’s double defeat to Norwich City and Galatasaray. While the kids lost in Turkey, the oldies came unstuck in East Anglia. It was one of Sir Alex Ferguson’s less salubrious weeks. Yet, the daddy of all managers celebrates a new statue in front of the […]

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Di Matteo’s demise underscores Ferguson’s enduring value

Sir Alex Ferguson, Roberto Di Matteo

It has been a week for managers; one which has often reminded Manchester United supporters just how fortunate the club remains to keep Sir Alex Ferguson at the helm after more than a quarter century. True, the cantankerous 70-year-old Scot has many faults, more of them personal than professional, but whatever the legitimate criticisms, Ferguson’s […]

Media Digest: old worries, a missing ‘Football Club’ and Cantona

For many, Sunday is a day spent in the company of the family and friends, reading that unfinished book, or watching a new episode of a favourite show. Over at United Rant it’s a day spent catching up on the beautiful game. Join us, in Rant’s weekly round-up of Manchester United-related news and blogs – […]

Preview: Galatasaray AŞ v United

Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleksi

Welcome to … Moss Lane! Not quite, although Sir Alex Ferguson is seemingly taking Manchester United’s trip to face Galatasaray in Turkey about as seriously as an under-21 fixture in Altrincham. The Scot’s party of 21 players departed Manchester on Monday morning containing no fewer than seven men yet to make an appearance in European […]

No defence for Reds under attack

Anthony Pilkington

Truth is truth, to the end of reckoning. The Tempest – Act I, Scene II, 1610 If there is any veracity in Shakespeare’s axiom then the Bard might also recognise that no team can prosper with a defence quite as exposed as Manchester United’s. In defeat to Norwich City on Saturday Sir Alex Ferguson’s outfit […]