Rant writers on the year ahead

Louis Van Gaal

Say goodbye to 2014. It was a year that started horribly for Manchester United with a home defeat to Tottenham Hotspur and ended with the club on the up, albeit with a draw against the same opposition. Hello, then, to 2015: a year in which United will, well, we’re not quite sure… but United Rant’s […]

Stoke v United: Di Maria returns

Stoke City v Manchester United, Britannia Stadium, Premier League 1 January 2015

When will Louis Van Gaal crack the code? At the half way stage of the season United’s home record reads 10 games played and 25 points gained. It is a set of results second only to Chelsea’s this season. In stark contrast United has secured just 11 from nine games on the road – two points […]

Rant Cast 216 – everything you wanted to know about Yeovil Town (but were afraid to ask)

Rant Cast - United Rant

It’s the end of another year, but there’s no let up in the football on offer. Ed & Paul review United’s matches against Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur: one a solid victory, another an unfortunate draw as the Reds take four points, but should have earned six. Still, there were plenty of positives from a […]

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Mid-season report 2014/15

Louis Van Gaal

Well it really couldn’t get any worse at Manchester United after David Moyes’ disastrous freshman – and only – year at the club. In the context Louis van Gaal could hardly fail during his opening six months at Old Trafford, although there have been times that the pressure on the Dutchman has steadily creeped north. […]

Spurs v United: Louis bemoans fixture pile-up

Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United, White Hart Lane, Premier League, 28 December 2014

Welcome to England. Manchester United’s second game inside 48 hours is a phenomenon only of the game’s birthplace; unquestionably a novelty for United manager Louis van Gaal. Still, the Reds travel south for Sunday’s fixture against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in good spirits, having notched up a seventh win in eight fixtures in dispatching […]

Merry Christmas from United Rant

Santa

It’s that time of year when Rant Towers is decked with bells and holly, the staff swap gifts with loved ones and everyone gets rip roaringly drunk. So whether you’re celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, (the end of) Chanukah, the Anglo-Saxon feast of midwinter, or simply enjoying the build up to tomorrow’s fixture with […]

Van Gaal’s only defence is a good defence

Manchester United defence

It is no simple task to please Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal. The veteran Dutchman should be in good spirits given his side’s form of late: seven matches, six victories, in which United has earned 19 points to reach the Premier League’s top three. United’s difficult start to the campaign now forgotten, the outlook […]

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 […]