Rant Cast 214 – prison break

Rant Cast - United Rant

This week on Rant Cast, Paul and Ed talk prison: and just how long Ander Herrera might be dodging the showers after being caught up in a Spanish match fixing investigation. They discuss United’s victory over Liverpool at Old Trafford. It started poorly – the Scousers could have taken a 2-0 lead – but finished […]

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‘Dave Saves’ but contract remains unsigned

David de Gea

It is not often, mused former Manchester United defender Gary Neville, that a goalkeeper is awarded man-of-the-match in a 3-0 victory, especially when it is the victors’ stopper. Indeed, David de Gea’s nine-save performance against Liverpool at Old Trafford merited every award coming on Sunday. It proved to be yet one more in a string of […]

United v Liverpool: Van Gaal looks to the summit

Manchester United v Liverpool

There was, in truth, rare occasion over the past two decades that this fixture meant as much in competitive terms as it does to the state of local rivalry. While the passion has always burned bright for supporters, only twice during Sir Alex Ferguson’s Old Trafford tenure did Liverpool challenge for the Premier League title. Then, […]

Southampton v United: Reds aim for third

Southampton v Manchester United, St Mary's, 8 December 2014

It is an uncommon narrative this season, but this is a Manchester United side very much on the up. Just shy of half way through the campaign, United’s recent good form – fours wins in four – will elevate Louis van Gaal’s side to third in the Premier League should the Reds complete a fifth at Southampton on […]

United’s new midfield hope

Manchester United v Hull City

The debate continues: which midfielder was Manchester United’s Man of the Match against Hull City on Saturday? In United’s most comprehensive victory under Louis van Gaal it was the quartet of Michael Carrick, Juan Mata, Marouanne Fellaini and, especially, Ander Herrera that impressed most at Old Trafford. Indeed, far from the common observation of recent […]

United v Hull: Van Persie under pressure

Manchester United v Hull City, Old Trafford, Premier League, 29 November 2014

There is something odd going on at Manchester United. Not the renewed sense of confidence following victory over Arsenal last week. Nor even United’s position in the Premier League’s top four. The most curious narrative this weekend is, surely, United’s improved injury situation. After months with little to offer aside from bad news, manager Louis […]

Rant Cast 211 – London looting

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On this week’s celebratory Rant Cast Ed & Paul look back on Manchester United’s victory over Arsenal at the Emirates on Saturday. The hosts bossed possession, created more chances and probably should have won; United took home the points in a match every bit as joyous as the Reds 8-2 victory over Arsenal in 2011. […]

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Arsenal v United: Reds face resurgent Welbeck

Arsenal v Manchester United, Premier League, Emirates, 22 November 2014

“If it wasn’t for bad luck,” penned Stax singer William Bell, “I wouldn’t have no luck at all.” It is, surely, a sentiment that resonates with Louis van Gaal. His squad has been decimated by injuries for much of the season, and yet the recent international break has brought little but further cause for concern. […]

Rant Cast 210 – injury indiginity

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On this week’s Rant Cast regular presenters Ed & Paul look forward to United’s fixture against Arsenal this weekend. The Reds’ record against Arsene Wenger’s side is outstanding in recent years, but with so many players injured – including three more on international duty – can United cope in north London? There’s more on injuries: […]

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