Rant Cast 236 – bored stiff

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Goals. There was a time when Manchester United scored them. Sometime before Sir Alex Ferguson retired, as Rant Cast recalls. There were none as United drew with Newcastle at Old Trafford on Saturday; and just two in three Premier League games this season. Ed & Paul look back on an uninspiring fixture – one in […]

Rant Cast 235 – Rooney’s Friday night frights

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Was it Wayne Rooney’s worst ever performance for Manchester United? Certainly there have been few quite so insipid as the Scouser’s at Aston Villa at Friday night. Rooney, so ineffective he became a damaging liability, might has cost United dear, but for another stout defensive performance. United’s second shut-out secured three points for two wins in […]

Rant Cast 234 – Lads, it’s Tottenham

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New season, new hope. Same old result. Lads, its Tottenham. Except this wasn’t quite the run-of-the-mill victory over the north London side that Sir Alex Ferguson once referenced. In fact current manager Louis van Gaal was moved to called United’s 1-0 victory “lucky” on the opening weekend of the Premier League. In this episode, Ed […]

Rant Cast 233 – the season starts here

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In the first Rant Cast of the new season Ed & Paul look back on the summer’s transfer market activity, with Louis van Gaal securing five new players. Have all the holes in Van Gaal’s squad been fixed and who else might come before the transfer window shuts? There’s a review of the tour of […]

[Rebroadcast] Rant Cast Special: Robin van Persie

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On this podcast special from August 2012 Ed & Paul discuss the acquisition of Robin van Persie for £24 million from Arsenal – the player, the impact, the money. [First broadcast August 2012] — Hit us up with any feedback below or follow the pod on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is donationware! […]

[Rebroadcast] Rant Cast 154 – Ferguson’s retirement

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On this extended Rant Cast regular presenters Ed & Paul looked back on 27 years of Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford – the man, the manager, and his legacy. They discuss kind of club will Ferguson left behind, how should fans assess Ferguson’s quarter century in charge, and his replacement, David Moyes! [First broadcast […]

[Rebroadcast] Rant Cast 190: he was sacked in the morning

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So there you have it, folks. David Moyes is no more. He is a dead manager, pining for his former job. Sacked by Ed Woodward – rather appropriately – on Monday morning to end 10 months of misery at Old Trafford. In this rebroadcast from April 2014, Ed & Paul covered this momentous occasion in […]

[Rebroadcast] Rant Cast 114 – end of season 2012

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In the final Rant Cast of the (traumatic) 2011/12 season Ed and Paul look back on United’s victory over Sunderland, which ultimately proved fruitless as Manchester City stole the Premier League crown in dramatic circumstances. This pod includes a full review of the season, the Rant Cast Awards and a look ahead to the Euro […]

[Rebroadcast] Rant Cast 87 – Ferguson’s 25 years

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On this episode from November 2011 Ed and Paul discussed Manchester United’s victories over Everton in the Premier League and Otelul Galati in Europe, problems in central midfield, Rio Ferdinand’s demotion to the bench, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first trophy as a manager. And on the even of Sir Alex Ferguson’s 25th anniversary in charge […]

[Rebroadcast] Rant Cast 75 – Champions League final 2011

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In a double-length end to the 2011 season Ed & Paul review United’s Champions League loss to Barcelona at Wembley, including live audio from the night, when thousands of Reds gathered in north London and pubs around the country. Also on the show, the 2011 season review, player ratings for the campaign and the much […]