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MK Dons v United, 26 August 2014

MK Dons v United: Reds venture into the unknown

Strange times these at Manchester United. Not only is United's side distinctly average, but the Glazer family has sanctioned more than £120 million in spending during this summer's window to correct the failure; £200 million over the past 12 months. The world turn on its head. While the Americans' relatively loose purse-strings has much to do with the family's under-investment over the past eight years, United's distinct mediocrity is a sight absent for … more

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Rant Cast 201 – Angel delight

In this week's Rant Cast regular presenters Ed & Paul look back on Manchester United's insipid draw with Sunderland at the weekend - a game that leaves the Reds on just two points after as many Premier League matches. United laboured to a scoring … more

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Wayne Rooney, Michael Keane

Ponderous Reds yet to find a new identity

“It’s a process and that process needs time," pleaded Louis van Gaal on Friday. It is perhaps the key message for Manchester United supporters to digest after Sunday's turgid draw with Sunderland on Wearside. Van Gaal has promised … more

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Media Digest: owners, captains and Arctic Monkeys

For many, Sunday is a day spent in the company of family and friends, reading that unfinished book, or watching a new episode of a favourite show. Over at United Rant it’s spent catching up on the beautiful game. Join us, in Rant’s weekly round-up of … more

Sunderland v Manchester United, Stadium of Light, 24 August 2014

Sunderland v United: Van Gaal gives up on title

It wasn't supposed to be like this. Losing at home was a David Moyes thing - all seven of them in the Premier League last season. Ground zero of Manchester United's worst campaign in more than 25 years. Louis van Gaal's appointment was, by … more

Cristiano Ronaldo

United’s failure is a belief in the alchemy of youth

In the cold light of Manchester United's fateful dawn one can still feel the intoxication. Like a Saturday night drunk, stirring on Sunday morning amid the cold pizza and lager cans strewn across the wreckage once called home. Yet, … more

Ed Woodward

Poll: Should Ed Woodward be sacked?

He is the Glazer's poster-child; the man who masterminded the family's 2005 leveraged takeover of Manchester United and has executed on the Americans' vision of a globally sponsored brand. Yet, all is not well with Ed Woodward, United's executive … more

Marcos Rojo

Rojo deal papers over another clusterf*ck of a summer

These are celebratory times indeed. Not only has Manchester United's executive vice chairman Ed Woodward closed a deal, some 12 days before the summer transfer window shuts, but in a position where the Reds are desperately short. United's calamitous … more


Rant Cast 200 – same as it ever was

In this week's Rant Cast regular presenters Ed & Paul look back on Manchester United's first game of the season - a demoralising defeat to Swansea City at Old Trafford - and ahead to next week's Premier League fixture with Sunderland. United's … more


United v Swansea: van Gaal faces injury crisis

First game of the season, first injury crisis to overcome. New campaign, new manager, same old problems. Is it something in the Carrington water? Louis van Gaal has been in the top job barely two months, but he takes Manchester United into the … more