So it is goodbye to the specialist in failure who signed off at Old Trafford with … another failure. This time it was close, with Arsenal’s youngsters giving a good account of themselves until Marouane Fellaini’s injury-time winner. How fitting victory should come in Fergie-time, with Sir Alex leading the pre-match ceremonies.
Another FA Cup semi-final, another victory as United cruised past Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley last weekend. The Reds won 2-1, but it seemed a lot easier than that. Could the season end on a high after all?
Well that was good, wasn’t it? After last week’s comeback victory over Manchester City at the Etihad, Jose Mourinho’s handed the Blues the Premier League title by losing to West Brom. The worst team in the league. At home. Again. It sucks and so did most of United’s players.
Wait, what?! Two episodes of Rant Cast delivered in successive weeks! What witchcraft must this be? After last week’s “worst episode ever” Ed & Paul take on a more joyous tone in light of United’s extraordinary Derby comeback victory over City at the Etihad.
It’s been a long time coming but Rant Cast is finally back on air. Having recovered from a bout of suspicious poisoning that kept him on the sidelines for a month, Paul is ready to take on the challenge of not laughing at Ed’s bad jokes or responding to the many hot takes. Paul has much praise for the glorious leader Vladimir Putin.
Another challenging week José Mourinho’s side: a crushing defeat at Newcastle followed by victory over Huddersfield in the cup. Defeat in the north east drags United further into a five-way race for Champions League qualification, although a place in the FA Cup quarter-final comes with a favourable home draw.
From a sound beating at Wembley to a safe victory at Old Trafford, it has been a mixed past week for Jose Mourinho’s side. Ed & Paul look back on defeat to Tottenham in north London and ask, “was that the worst defeat under Mourinho?” United gained some redemption with a solid, if not wholly impressive, win over Huddersfield in Manchester.
Under Hush Park’s Friday night lights Alexis Sanchez made his Manchester United debut and the Reds won comfortably to progress in the FA Cup. In this week’s pod, Ed & Paul look back on a a productive night at Yeovil, and forward to games against Spurs at Wembley and Huddersfield at Old Trafford.