Rant Cast 208 – back on track

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After Robin van Persie’s dramatic 94th minute equaliser against Chelsea at Old Trafford, Ed & Paul discuss all the fall out from Sunday’s game. The goal secured United just a point, but was the Reds’ performance indicative of a new upward trajectory this season? Then there’s the derby against Manchester City to come this Sunday. […]

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Pride restored, now Reds can push on

Pile On v Chelsea

The celebration was old school – Manchester United players piling on goalscorer Robin van Persie after the Dutchman struck home a 94th minute equaliser at Old Trafford on Sunday. Fans, players and manager left elated with the home sides draw against league leaders Chelsea. No more – probably no less – than the Reds deserved for […]

Rant Cast 207 – Bad motherf*ckers

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After an extended break this week’s Rant Cast looks back on Manchester United’s draw with West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthornes. United escaped with a point after Daley Blind’s 87th minute equaliser, but it was far from a classic performance. Louis van Gaal’s side created 22 chances in the Midlands, but an inexperienced back four […]

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Three months into the job Van Gaal has much to do

Louis van Gaal

It was, as Louis van Gaal admitted so pithily last Friday, “stupid” to set a deadline on success. Not least because Manchester United’s past performance patently offers no guarantee of future results. But a deadline the Dutchman set – three months for Van Gaal’s “philosophy” to take root and for the watching public to pass […]

West Brom v United: Van Gaal demands victory

Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion

Old Trafford’s injury crisis is no more. Well, at least it is a situation that has now resolved to a manageable level. After three months with Carrington’s medical department stuffed full of Manchester United’s finest, Louis van Gaal is without just four players for the visit to West Bromwich Albion on Monday night. Relief all round. […]

Review: Roy Keane The Second Half

Roy Keane

The relationship has long been uneasy; once hero to the massed hero-worshipers, now the cynic and the increasingly cynical. But Manchester United supporters have not yet fallen completely out of love with Roy Keane, the player who remains the finest all-round midfielder in the club’s modern history. Indeed, the player – and man, some might say […]

Rant Cast 199 – the boys are back in town

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In the first Rant Cast of the new season regular presenters Ed & Paul look back on Manchester United’s pre-season tour of the United States, talk transfers and preview the campaign ahead. United enjoyed one of the most successful pre-season tours in memory, both in terms of results and in the context of last year’s […]

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Rio: My Decade as a Red

Rio Ferdinand

There have been times over the past decade when Rio Ferdinand seemed destined for anything but a lengthy stay at Old Trafford. It has been a journey from a £30 million transfer in July 2002, through a controversial ban and subsequent contract re-negotiation, to genuine – well almost – respect on the terraces. After all, […]

Zaha hits the ground running

Wilfried Zaha

It was the simplest of finishes – Wilfried Zaha stroking home with a soft instep to score into Kim Jin-Hyeon’s unguarded net as Manchester United drew with Cerezo Osaka on Friday night. Zaha’s goal was the last of four in an entertaining encounter as the Reds once again struggled to overcome limited opposition on tour. Yet, […]