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Rant Cast 214 – prison break

This week on Rant Cast, Paul and Ed talk prison: and just how long Ander Herrera might be dodging the showers after being caught up in a Spanish match fixing investigation. They discuss United’s victory over Liverpool at Old Trafford. It started poorly – the Scousers could have taken a 2-0 lead – but finished […]

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David de Gea

‘Dave Saves’ but contract remains unsigned

It is not often, mused former Manchester United defender Gary Neville, that a goalkeeper is awarded man-of-the-match in a 3-0 victory, especially when it is the victors' stopper. Indeed, David de Gea's nine-save performance against Liverpool at Old … more

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United v Liverpool: Van Gaal looks to the summit

There was, in truth, rare occasion over the past two decades that this fixture meant as much in competitive terms as it does to the state of local rivalry. While the passion has always burned bright for supporters, only twice during Sir Alex … more

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Rant Cast 213 – better to be lucky than good

This week on Rant Cast, Paul and Ed try and keep a straight face whilst discussing United's convincing win over Southampton, and look back on a slightly better United performance against Stoke. They discuss Marouane Fellaini in terms that will be … more

Southampton v Manchester United, St Mary's, 8 December 2014

Southampton v United: Reds aim for third

It is an uncommon narrative this season, but this is a Manchester United side very much on the up. Just shy of half way through the campaign, United's recent good form - fours wins in four - will elevate Louis van Gaal's side to third … more

Angel Di Maria

Pressing: Van Gaal’s fateful philosophy

One year ago to the day David Moyes' Manchester United side was ninth in the Premier League. This year the Reds lie safely in fourth with every chance of overtaking Southampton to make third come Monday. The suspicion, however, is that the Champions … more

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Rant Cast 212 – Mauling the Tigers

This week, Ed and Paul look back on United's stroll in the park at Old Trafford against Hull City. United completed dominated the game, which saw fine performances from, well, pretty much everyone. They debate Van Gaal's "Philosophy", pragmatism, … more

Manchester United v Hull City

United’s new midfield hope

The debate continues: which midfielder was Manchester United's Man of the Match against Hull City on Saturday? In United's most comprehensive victory under Louis van Gaal it was the quartet of Michael Carrick, Juan Mata, Marouanne Fellaini and, … more

Manchester United v Hull City, Old Trafford, Premier League, 29 November 2014

United v Hull: Van Persie under pressure

There is something odd going on at Manchester United. Not the renewed sense of confidence following victory over Arsenal last week. Nor even United's position in the Premier League's top four. The most curious narrative this weekend is, surely, … more

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Rant Cast 211 – London looting

On this week's celebratory Rant Cast Ed & Paul look back on Manchester United's victory over Arsenal at the Emirates on Saturday. The hosts bossed possession, created more chances and probably should have won; United took home the points in a … more

Wayne Rooney

Pragmatic Van Gaal seeks points ahead of philosophy

Manchester United's bench said much. The list of those who didn't feature speaks even louder. Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and Adnan Januzaj - three of United's most technically gifted players - were used for not a second of the Reds' diligent 2-1 … more

Arsenal v Manchester United, Premier League, Emirates, 22 November 2014

Arsenal v United: Reds face resurgent Welbeck

"If it wasn't for bad luck," penned Stax singer William Bell, "I wouldn't have no luck at all." It is, surely, a sentiment that resonates with Louis van Gaal. His squad has been decimated by injuries for much of the season, and yet the recent … more

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Rant Cast 210 – injury indiginity

On this week's Rant Cast regular presenters Ed & Paul look forward to United's fixture against Arsenal this weekend. The Reds' record against Arsene Wenger's side is outstanding in recent years, but with so many players injured - including three … more