Louis van Gaal

Pre-season preview 2015/16

It has been just 43 days since Manchester United last played – a drab scoreless draw against Hull City at the KC Stadium. Yet, Louis van Gaal’s return to work last week signaled the start of United’s “preparation time” ahead of the new season, which begins when Tottenham Hotspur visit Old Trafford on 8 August. […]

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[Rebroadcast] Rant Cast 114 – end of season 2012

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 … more

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Sergio Ramos

United must heed Cesc education

July 15, 2013. The ides, it turned out, of Cesc. Ed Woodward, freshly appointed as Manchester United's new executive vice chairman, made his first big move in the transfer market that day: a £25 million bid for Barcelona's Cesc Fàbregas that was … more

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Nathaniel Clyne

Data Rant: Nathaniel Clyne

Towards the end of last season the press was replete with articles citing a “senior source inside Old Trafford” as evidence that Manchester United was beginning preliminary negotiations with Nathaniel Clyne and his club Southampton. Yet, Ed Woodward … more

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

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 … more

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[Rebroadcast] Rant Cast 75 – Champions League final 2011

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 … more

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Fixtures wallpaper 2015/16

United Rant’s fixtures wallpaper for the 2015/16 season, available in three sizes. Right click the thumbnail and save as... 2560 x 1600 (iMac) 1920 x 1200 (HD) 1440 x 900 (PC Widescreen) … more

Barcelona, Suarez, Messi, Neymar

Van Gaal could ape Barça’s tactical approach

Barcelona won everything under Luis Enrique this season: La Liga, Copa del Rey and the Champions League. And yet Enrique’s side is far more pragmatic than Pep Guardiola’s “Dream Team.” Perhaps it is because the current squad, as good as it … more

Gareth Bale

Poll: who tops your summer transfer wishlist?

Transfer season is in full swing, with Louis van Gaal having already signed £30 million Memphis Depay from PSV Eindhoven this summer. The Dutch winger is likely to be the first of four or perhaps five top quality signings in a busy summer that could … more

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[Rebroadcast] Rant Cast 43 – Wayne Rooney’s contract

In this episode of Rant Cast Ed & Paul discussed the ongoing saga of Wayne Rooney's contract. Was it a case of player greed gone mad or the Glazers' poor investment in the first team squad? What are the morals of demanding £250,000 a week to play … more

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[Rebroadcast] Rant Cast 50 – Sepp Blatter

In the 50th Rant Cast Ed & Paul discussed United's Premier League victory over Blackburn Rovers, a sobering defeat to West Ham United and previewed the week's Champions League dead rubber against Valencia. There was also a somewhat … more

David De Gea

Rant’s Premier Predictions 2014/15 revisited

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, 2012/13 and 2013/14. This year is no … more