Rant’s Premier Predictions 2013/14

August 16, 2013 Tags: Reads 16 comments
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Each year Rant predicts the season ahead. Manchester United’s performance, the winners, the losers and the individual stars. There have been mixed results over the years – check out 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12 and last season.

As ever the predictions are made ‘as is’ – just ahead of the new Premier League season and two full weeks before the transfer window closes. Last season Rant predicted just four correct answers – and that United would finish second – but then Robin van Persie signed and everything changed. This year Rant makes the predictions on the basis that Wayne Rooney remains and no further signings are made.

Add your predictions in the comments section below and we’ll revisit this post at the end of May 2013 to find out how we all did. No cash prizes – just glory to the winners, and likely humiliation for Rant.

United’s Season

  • Premier League: third
  • Champions League: second-round
  • Carling Cup: winners
  • FA Cup: quarter-final
  • Player of the Year: Robin van Persie
  • Under-21 Player of the Year: Ben Pearson
  • Academy Player of the Year: Andreas Pereira

Premier League Top Ten

  1. Manchester City
  2. Chelsea
  3. Manchester United
  4. Tottenham Hotspur
  5. Arsenal
  6. Liverpool
  7. Everton
  8. Swansea City
  9. West Bromwich Albion
  10. West Ham United


  • Sunderland
  • Hull City
  • Crystal Palace

Champions League

  • Winners: Barcelona
  • Runners-up: Bayern Munich

Europa League

  • Lazio

FA Cup

  • Arsenal

Carling Cup

  • Manchester United

World Cup 2014

  • Winners: Brazil
  • Runners-up: Spain

Player of the Season

  • Sergio Aguero, Manchester City

Young Player of the Season

  • Eden Hazard, Chelsea

Sack Race

  • Alan Pardew, Newcastle United
  • Chris Hughton, Norwich
  • Paolo di Canio, Sunderland


nana kissi - August 17, 2013 Reply

Premier League winner- MUFC
1st runner up-Chelsea
2nd runner up- Man city

paul1 - August 17, 2013 Reply

I was angling for a place in the post, but I’ll make do with a comment! đŸ™‚

1 United
2 Chelsea
3 City
4 Tottenham
5 Arsenal
6 Liverpool
7 Swansea
8 Everton
9 Newcastle
10 West Brom

United’s Season
Win the league
Semi finals of CL
QF of Carling
FA Cup: Fifth Round
POTY: Robin Van Persie
Reserve Player of the Year Ben Pearson
Academy Player of the Year: Andres Perreira

Champions League

Winners: Barcelona
Runners Up: Bayern Munich

Europa League:

Winners: Valencia

FA Cup – Chelsea

League Cup – Tottenham

Player of the Season – Robin Van Persie, Manchester United

Young Player of the Season – Danny Welbeck, Manchester United

Sack Race

Malky Mackay – Cardiff
Martin Jol – Fulham
Brucey – Hull

Denton Davey - August 17, 2013 Reply

Silly boy – betting against UTD !

One wrongly-allowed off=sides goal and goal difference from a seven-peat !

Some people never learn.

Ben - August 17, 2013 Reply

Think Sunderland will surprise a few this year. Can see them mid table comfortably.

Also…. Have a sneaky feeling for Valencia to regain the Player of the Year title.

Bill - August 17, 2013 Reply


Damian Garside - August 17, 2013 Reply

1 Chelsea
2 Man City
3 Liverpool
4.Man United
5 Arsenal
6 Tottenham
7 Aston Villa

no trophies

gabagool - August 17, 2013 Reply

Liverpool 3rd!?!
Bloody Nora. ..

Ed - August 17, 2013 Reply

Damian – if Liverpool finish above United this season I’ll run through Salford Quays with an “I <3 Suarez" t-shirt on. Never going to happen.

RJ - August 18, 2013 Reply

Liverpool ahead of Man Utd? Lol.

sion - August 17, 2013 Reply

1 utd 2.chelsea 3.spurs 4.city. 5.liverpool.6.between arsenal Everton and Swansea fa cup united carling cup spurs Europa spurs or Swansea. champions league Dortmund or its if they get a defensive midfielders like kederia or kongdrogba world cup Brazil runners up Spain or Belgium depending on the draw England will qualify via play offs if they stop believing shitty nations are better than they are play under 21 players vs Moldova and give senior squad training in retaining possession. United should try buy rabiot kongdrogba kederia draxler zouma do not nead ozil or fab or modric utd player of the year Kagawa youth player zaha reserve Pearson or pereria

Twat - August 17, 2013 Reply

1 City
2 Chelsea
3 United
4 Spurs
5 Arsenal
6 Liverpool
7 Swansea
8 Everton
9 West Ham
10 Southampton

United CL: 2nd round
United FAC: SF
United CC: QF

CL1: Real Madrid
CL2: Barca

FAC: Chelsea
CC: Liverpool

Ashish - August 17, 2013 Reply

Hi Ed,

I believe that United will not win the league title simply because of the fact that they haven’t strengthened their squad unlike their rivals like City and Chelsea.

If any United supporters take the line that “We don’t need to strengthen because we’re the reigning champions”, they only have to look at the likes of champions like Juventus, Barcelona and Bayern and see how they’ve not stood still this summer.

I’m expecting Chelsea to win the league this season, United to finish 3rd or even 4th.

As far as Champions League is concerned, I think Real Madrid have more than a decent chance of winning La Decima this season.


pez - August 17, 2013 Reply

Keep the fucking faith!

marlon - August 18, 2013 Reply

United’s Season

Premier League: second
Champions League: Q-Finals
Carling Cup: –
FA Cup: S-Finals
Player of the Year: Vidic
Under-21 Player of the Year: Will Keane
Academy Player of the Year: –

Premier League Top Ten

Manchester City
Manchester United
Tottenham Hotspur
Swansea City


Hull City
Crystal Palace

Champions League

Winners: Real Madrid
Runners-up: Manchester City

Europa League


FA Cup


Carling Cup


World Cup 2014

Winners: Spain
Runners-up: Brazil

Player of the Season

Sergio Aguero, Manchester City

Young Player of the Season

Romelu Lukaku, Chelsea

Sack Race

Paolo di Canio, Sunderland

jason - August 21, 2013 Reply

Andreas Pereira was born in 1996.

I’m going back to bed.

paul1 - August 21, 2013 Reply

That made me laugh. It’s outrageous, innit?

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