Hull v United: Bruce seeks final twist

Hull City v Manchester United, KC Stadium, Premier League, 25 May 2015

Alas, Steve Bruce, we knew him well, but the question of whether the former Manchester United great faces relegation on Sunday is very much to the fore. Hull’s survival is dependent not only on beating Bruce’s former side at the KC Stadium, but in Newcastle United dropping points at home as well. Bruce has never enjoyed […]

Deadwood

Radamel Falcao

“When you purchase other players you get another stimulus in the group and you need that. Our selection is out of balance and we have managed to be fourth in the league but we have to manage to be the champions. So it shall be a rough summer I think for a lot of players.” […]

Rant Cast 231 – a season’s farewell, Old Trafford

Rant Cast - United Rant

Manchester United’s last home fixture of the season was a hard-earned, if ultimately disappointing, draw at Old Trafford last Sunday. United dominated for large periods even if the home side lacked for real penetration in a 1-1 against Arsenal. Indeed, the fixture asked as many questions about United’s future as it answered, with the clock ticking down on […]

United v Arsenal: Reds in last push for third

Manchester United v Arsenal, Premier League, Old Trafford, 17 May 2015

Europe it is then after Liverpool’s draw at Chelsea last weekend effectively sealed Manchester United’s position in next season’s Champions League; the Merseysiders’ home defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday confirmed it. Louis van Gaal’s side is likely to finish fourth this season, although could yet sneak third should United defeat Arsenal at Old Trafford […]

50 reasons to still Love United, Hate Glazer

LUHG

It is 10 years to the week since the Glazer family confirmed the hostile leveraged buyout of Manchester United for £790 million. In the process the Glazers loaded the club with debt, alienated supporters and began the long road to inevitable mediocrity. Over the years Rant, both in it’s original guise (RIP all that content, […]

Rant Cast 230 – vote United for Europe!

Rant Cast - United Rant

Europe awaits after Manchester United’s hard-fought (i.e lucky!) victory over Crystal Palace in south London on Saturday. Combined with Liverpool’s draw at Chelsea, Louis van Gaal’s side has now effectively secured fourth place in the Premier League. Ed & Paul discuss all the fallout from Saturday’s victory over Palace, where Van Gaal’s side was perhaps […]

Europe awaits – now United must prepare

Manchester United, Crystal Palace, Ashley Young

Short of a 15 goal swing to Liverpool over the final two games of the campaign Manchester United’s return to Europe’s élite is all but confirmed, with Louis van Gaal’s side set to enter the Champions League at the play-off stage next August. After more than a year away from Europe’s premier competition it is a […]

Crystal Palace v United: Carrick out for the season

Crystal Palace v Manchester United, Premier League, Selhurst Park, 5.30pm 9 May 2015

It is not often that Manchester United loses four games in succession. Not, indeed, since 1979 – a record even David Moyes failed to break during a calamitous 10 months at Old Trafford. Yet, Louis van Gaal’s side travels to south London on Saturday with Dave Sexton’s mark in its sight after defeats to Chelsea, […]

Profile: Memphis Depay

Memphis Depay

After two seasons of a seemingly scattergun approach to the transfer market Manchester United made a decisive move on Thursday to capture PSV Eindhoven player Memphis Depay. The 21-year-old winger will join the club, subject to the usual medical, for around £25 million when the market opens on 1 June. It is a transfer that […]

Rant Cast 229 – a season on the edge

Rant Cast - United Rant

Remember when Manchester United was good? No, not during Sir Alex Ferguson’s reign, but that period when Louis van Gaal’s side won six games on the spin. Seems a long time ago now. Defeat at Stamford Bridge, hammered by Everton, and now a home loss to West Bromwich Albion – and United hasn’t scored a […]