Rant Cast 189 – end of season party

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In a bumper episode Ed & Paul look back on Manchester United’s week, including European defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich. It was the final truly competitive match of United’s season – a campaign that has now included 14 defeats across four competitions. We discuss United’s performance in Munich – a match that mirrored […]

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Moyes replacement candidates

David Moyes

News this week that Manchester United director Joel Glazer – or Bryan depending on the report – may have met Netherlands national manager Louis van Gaal comes as little surprise. While the club denies a meeting has taken place it is surely inconceivable that United’s executive management is not forming a contingency plan. After all, […]

Moyes’ 50 failings in 50 games

David Moyes

It has, without hint of hyperbole, been the most disastrous season at Manchester United in a quarter-century. Transition from Sir Alex Ferguson may have proven difficult whomever was appointed at the club, but in David Moyes there is an increasing body of evidence that the club’s executive has made a serious mistake. After all “transition” […]

Preview: Bayern Munich v United

Nemanja Vidic vs Bayern Munich

Pressure does strange things to even the most experience team. Take, for example, Manchester United’s Champions League quarter-final with Bayern Munich on Wednesday night. Bayern, European champions and Bundesliga kings with six weeks of the season remaining, should already be out of sight. After all, not only did the Bavarian side create 16 chances at […]

Attacking trio lights way to a more dynamic approach

Juan Mata, Shinji Kagawa, Newcastle

Imagine for a moment a Manchester United side without Robin van Persie or Wayne Rooney. In the kind of thought experiment common in pubs throughout the land consider, if you will, whether United could actually be better off without two of the finest strikers in Europe? Odd as the premise may seem, there is growing […]

Preview: Newcastle United v United

Danny Welbeck

Anything less than a win at St. James’ Park and it will be mathematically impossible for Manchester United to retain the Premier League crown this season. There is, then, still hope for those of the most optimistic bent. For the rest, gallows humour has long since taken over in the worst United campaign of the […]

Rant at 10

Rant Birthday

Happy belated birthday – United Rant is ten. Well sort of. Born 9 March 2004, Rant has lived in two instalments: first, to March 2007, and then again from April 2009. The hiatus a story too long to recount. Yet, it has certainly been an amusing if sometimes expletive-laden ride; more than a decade of […]