Crossing the Rooneycon: the end is nigh for Wayne

Wayne Rooney

It’s the opening day of the 2015/2016 season. Manchester United faces a potentially tricky opener against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford. Wayne Rooney, restored to a role at number nine, is in acres of space in the Spurs area. The United skipper takes a touch and is ready to pull the trigger… It’s the stuff […]

Capitulation at Arsenal – why Van Gaal got it so wrong

Louis van Gaal

Every now and then we all make a huge mess of our jobs. Something that is second nature falls into a vacuum of complacency. Ultimately you get bitten on the backside. Manchester United did this on Sunday against Arsenal, turning up to the office in dress-down clothes, while everyone else came suited-and-booted. Sunday bore witness to […]

Arsenal v United: Carrick back for confident Reds

Arsenal v Manchester United, Premier League, Emirates Stadium, 4 October 2015

Louis van Gaal’s reshaped side is ahead of schedule, topping the table domestically and having secured the first Champions League win of the campaign, but few inside the camp will be carried away at this stage. After all, the Dutchman’s Manchester United side faces six tough games before October is out; four away from Old Trafford’s comforts. […]

Rant Cast 240 – this is the Juan

Rant Cast - United Rant

United, top of the league! More than 700 days since the Reds last topped the Premier League table, Louis van Gaal’s team is once again the preeminent force in English football. For this week at least. Defeat for Manchester City, a draw for Chelsea, together with United’s relatively easy victory over Sunderland at Old Trafford, […]