Rant Cast 211 – London looting

Rant Cast - United Rant

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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Competition: Win Cantona and Rooney Ts

Eric Cantona T-Shirt

That one second that changes everything. The sudden rush of ecstasy. The complete loss of inhibition. The wild celebrations. There is no better feeling than a stoppage time goal. The Art of Football’s crafted designs emulate the beauty of those moments never forgotten, capturing the energy, passion and euphoria that erupts from that one magical […]

Blind injury forces another Van Gaal rethink

Daley Blind

Is it something in the water? The knee injury suffered by Daley Blind on international duty this week is the 39th such setback Manchester United’s squad has faced since Louis van Gaal officially took charge on 15 July. From Michael Carrick’s damaged ankle two days into pre-season, to David De Gea’s finger, popped out of […]

El Moyes that

David Moyes

Back to his roots. Not that David Moyes has a significant relationship with Spain. None in fact. Yet, while the Scot’s tenure at Old Trafford still brings cold sweats to even the most hardened Manchester United fan, there is no denying Real Sociedad’s is a bold choice of new manager: Moyes on an 18-month contract. A […]

Rant Cast 209 – welcome to stupidtown

Rant Cast - United Rant

In this week’s Rant Cast Ed & Paul look back on the Manchester derby. United lost but Louis van Gaal’s side came close to pulling off an unlikely result after Chris Smalling’s first-half dismissal. Another defeat and 13 points behind the Premier League leaders – or a step in the right direction, with spirit seemingly […]

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United v City, the best of

Wayne Rooney v Manchester City

It has been too long since Manchester United started a local derby, if not favourites, then in better morale than the crosstown neighbours City. Indeed, for much of the 122 year history of this game it has been United and not the Blues that has been the preeminent force. Thanks to seemingly unlimited riches City […]

City v United: Rooney returns

Manchester City v Manchester United, Etihad, 2 November 2014

How did the narrative get so turned around? The derby has not often been pleasant viewing for Manchester United supporters in recent seasons, with City not only racking up some embarrassingly weighty victories, but securing two Premier League titles in the past three years. Yet, it is not obvious that the Blues enter the Sunday […]