United Rant Fantasy League 2014/15

United Rant Fantasy League

Rant knows what you’re thinking. After the David Moyes ‘era’ almost anything is now a fantasy; Louis van Gaal’s rapid Old Trafford revolution more than but a dream. Fear not friends, for while the Iron Tulip is very real, there is little to beat the annual United Rant Fantasy League. More than 600 teams strong […]

Subbuteo Art competition winners

The Art of Subbuteo

The response to United Rant’s ‘Subbuteo Art’ competition was resoundingly positive, with hundreds of suggestions, ultimately spawning over 60 unique and novel ideas. Many iconic moments, including Matthew Simmons’ attempt to headbutt Cantona’s boot, were proposed on countless occasions, so those who came up with the new idea first were entered into the competition. Many […]

The campaign for a teen-only section at Old Trafford

Manchester United fans

Over the past two decades the average age of supporters inside Old Trafford has been on a steady incline. The price of tickets, and the ever ‘ageing’ population of season ticket holders, has served to generate a changing demographic of match-going Manchester United supporters. Indeed, surveys conducted by the Premier League suggest that the average […]

United Rant forum, mark IV

United Rant Forum

There have been, believe it or not, four variations of the United Rant forum since the website’s birth in 2004. The first iteration, live between 2004 and 2007, became an infamous and somewhat rabid den of all that is iniquitous and unholy on the internet. Fantastic entertainment for around 5,000 users in other words. Then […]

Rio: My Decade as a Red

Rio Ferdinand

There have been times over the past decade when Rio Ferdinand seemed destined for anything but a lengthy stay at Old Trafford. It has been a journey from a £30 million transfer in July 2002, through a controversial ban and subsequent contract re-negotiation, to genuine – well almost – respect on the terraces. After all, […]

United Rant Fantasy League 2013/14

Robin Van Persie Fantasy League

The annual United Rant Fantasy League takes place once again for the 2013/14 season – once again using the ‘official’ Premier League game at fantasy.premierleague.com. Last season Rant editor Ed placed 2,309,652th – so just about last. He’s confident that he’ll make the top one million this year! Code to join this league: 541583-134151

Fletcher back as Bébé misses out

Bebe

Manchester United’s Premier and Champions League lists, confirmed on Tuesday, include Scottish captain Darren Fletcher, with the 28-year-old seemingly on the verge of a return to first team action this season. However, £7.4 million Portuguese misfit Bébé misses out on European action as Sir Alex Ferguson named his squads for the first half of the […]

Hit the road Malc

Edward Woodward

Manchester United’s commercial team launched the club’s investor roadshow on Thursday ahead of an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in New York this August. The team, comprising chief strategist Edward Woodward, commercial director Richard Arnold, and operations head Michael Bollingbrook, is meeting potential investors in Asia, Europe and the US ahead to drum up interest in […]

United Rant Fantasy League 2012/13

United Rant Fantasy League

Join fellow Rant readers for another year of Fantasy Premier League. Based on the official Premier League competition, the United Rant League is available at fantasy.premierleague.com with the entry code 385741-103613. Last year there were hundreds of players, with Paul Khauli taking the glory on the final day. Entry, as ever, is free.

United get Everton in season opener

Sir Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Fergsuon’s Manchester United will face Everton at Goodison Park to open the new Premier League season after the fixtures for the 2012/13 campaign were unveiled Monday morning. Last season’s runners-up will face David Moyes’ Toffees, Fulham and newly promoted Southampton before August is out as United aim for a 20th English title. The […]