Farewell to old Reds

Wes Brown

Wesley Brown and John O’Shea each agreed moves to Sunderland on Thursday, ending more than a decade of the pair at Old Trafford. Between them the players have appeared on more than 750 occasions for Manchester United, not representing the very best players at Old Trafford, but invaluable members of Sir Alex Ferguson’s squad nonetheless. […]

Fergie’s deployment of O’Shea proves masterstroke

John O'Shea

With Rafael da Silva in fine form, few expected John O’Shea to start yesterday’s Manchester derby. The Irishman, who is known more for his versatility than virtuosity, has been in poor form this season but his deployment was crucial to Manchester United’s 2-1 victory at Old Trafford. There is no doubting Rio Ferdinand’s importance to […]

The Rooney effect: wages rocket

Reports that John O’Shea is to sign a new four year contract worth – wait for it – £80,000 a week is proof if any is needed that intense wage pressure remains in football, despite the downturn in transfer market spending. Even Manchester United, relatively prudent on the wage front for so long, is now […]

Bra-gate scandal rocks Old Trafford

For those of a nervous disposition look away now as Manchester United’s John O’Shea takes to the Seinfeld school of moob management with a training ground sports bra! O’Shea, who made his return to the United side after four months out on Wednesday night, is not known to be a cross-dresser. Until now. “You want […]

Brown out, O’Shea in

Wes Brown

Wes Brown has broken the fifth metatarsal in his left foot and will miss the rest of the season, reports suggest today. The injury, which forced the defenders’ half-time substitution at Wolverhampton Wanderers, will keep the 30-year-old out of the World Cup in South Africa. Brown has suffered another injury-hit season, appearing 25 times. Sir […]

Unlikely heroes – Patty, Fletch and Sheasy

Fletcher, O'Shea, Evra

Three players: Patrice Evra, Darren Fletcher and John O’Shea. Great players today but each has suffered at Manchester United. Evra, taken off at half-time on début, did not have the most auspicious start. It was not uncommon to hear United fans dub Fletcher “Fergie’s son,” based on the notion that the Scot played only because […]

An ode to John O’Shea

John O'Shea

Whilst fans hotly debate the comings and goings of January’s upcoming transfer market, lest we not forget the true heroes of football. John O’Shea comes as no better example.  For many the loveable idiot within United’s international set-up, O’Shea is now approaching his tenth season with United. Rant marks O’Shea’s anniversary in all his glory. […]