Preview: United v Southampton

Manchester United v Southampton - Premier League, Old Trafford - 30 January 2013 7.45pm

Manchester City’s eye raising draw with Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday has changed the Premier League title race dynamic once again in a season of frequent surprises. Within sight of a two point gap at kick off on Tuesday, Roberto Mancini’s side will slip to seven points off the lead should Manchester United beat Southampton […]

Project FA Cup

FA Cup

There is a little something about Manchester United’s renewed relationship with the FA Cup this season. It has been a love affair not always on solid ground over the past decade, but after the Reds’ comfortable victory over Fulham at Old Trafford on Saturday evening, thoughts have turned once again to a Wembley final in […]

Preview: United v Fulham

Manchester United v Fulham - FA Cup, Old Trafford - 5.30pm 26 January 2013

Another FA Cup tie; another fixture on live TV. Such is the appeal of the world’s most popular club that it is the 37th occasion in a row that Sir Alex Ferguson’s men have been selected by the nation’s broadcasters to front Cup coverage – a run that dates back to January 2005. Saturday evening […]

Rant Cast 140 – what’s up doc?

On this week’s show regular presenters Ed and Paul look back on Manchester United’s hard-fought draw with Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. Sir Alex Ferguson’s side conceded a last-minute equaliser amid controversy over a penalty not given and criticism of David de Gea. But would the Scot have taken a point ahead of the […]

Scholes: 20 years as a pro

Paul Scholes

There was little fanfare from the maestro on Wednesday; it would, in all honesty, be more surprising if Paul Scholes actually knew the significance of the date: 23 January, 1992. Remember it, for these moments come by but once in a lifetime – two decades on from Scholes inking a signature on his first professional […]

Reds call on blue tape to cure van Persie’s ills

Robin van Persie

Rather than wrap him in cotton wool, it seems Manchester United may need to cover Robin van Persie in blue tape to keep the Dutchman injury-free this season. The striker, who has become both vital and loved at United, was seen wearing the recognisable blue Kinesio Tape on his hamstrings at the back of both thighs during […]

Poll: can United win another treble this season?

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 1999

With Manchester United top of the Premier League, through to the knock-out stage in Europe and into the FA Cup Fourth Round, Sir Alex Ferguson believes his side could seal trio of trophies this season. Mirroring the 1999 ‘treble’, says Ferguson, is possible due to the depth of resources now available at Old Trafford. “We […]

Preview: Tottenham Hotspur v United

Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United - Premier League, White Hart Lane - 4pm 20 January 2013

There is something in Manchester United’s clash with Tottenham Hotspur this weekend that evokes memories of classic games of the past. The romantic’s choice, as the cliché goes. Hackneyed though the tale has become, seven United victories in the past 10 fixtures between these two sides tells a story not of a fierce rivalry, but […]

Rant Cast 139 – the official podcast sponsor of Manchester United is …

On this week’s packed show we review Manchester United’s victories over Liverpool in the Premier League and West Ham United in the FA Cup. On both occasions Sir Alex Ferguson’s side started brightly only for the momentum to tail off in the second half of the game. We talk finance – in the week that […]

Lampard unchained

Frank Lampard

In recent weeks speculation has mounted that Chelsea’s Frank Lampard may be on his way to Old Trafford when the player’s Chelsea contract ends at the end of the season. The gossip has caused much consternation among Manchester United fans who, starting to doubt the waning powers of Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Rio Ferdinand, […]