Rant Cast 231 – a season’s farewell, Old Trafford

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Manchester United’s last home fixture of the season was a hard-earned, if ultimately disappointing, draw at Old Trafford last Sunday. United dominated for large periods even if the home side lacked for real penetration in a 1-1 against Arsenal. Indeed, the fixture asked as many questions about United’s future as it answered, with the clock ticking down on […]

Rant Cast 230 – vote United for Europe!

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Europe awaits after Manchester United’s hard-fought (i.e lucky!) victory over Crystal Palace in south London on Saturday. Combined with Liverpool’s draw at Chelsea, Louis van Gaal’s side has now effectively secured fourth place in the Premier League. Ed & Paul discuss all the fallout from Saturday’s victory over Palace, where Van Gaal’s side was perhaps […]

Rant Cast 229 – a season on the edge

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Remember when Manchester United was good? No, not during Sir Alex Ferguson’s reign, but that period when Louis van Gaal’s side won six games on the spin. Seems a long time ago now. Defeat at Stamford Bridge, hammered by Everton, and now a home loss to West Bromwich Albion – and United hasn’t scored a […]

Rant Cast 228 – motivate this

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Six victories in a row followed by defeat at Stamford Bridge last weekend and then again at Everton on Sunday has brought Louis van Gaal’s team crashing back to earth. Remarkably, Dutchman characterised his team’s performance at Everton ‘lacking in motivation’. United’s 3-0 loss was dramatic, but could it be catastrophic, with Liverpool not yet […]

Rant Cast 227 – José’s magic bus

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José Mourinho’s magic bus – whenever the Portuguese coach needs a result it is neatly parked and always comes up with the goods. Plus ça change. Manchester United enjoyed 71 per cent possession at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening, the majority of shots on goal and control of the game – but still lost in […]

Rant Cast 226 – derby day joy!

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As Neil Kinnock once said OH YES, OH YES, OH YES! Victory over Manchester City in the derby – and what a fine victory it was! Four defeats in a row to the Blues had become just too painful to bear, but with Louis van Gaal’s side in outstanding form United smashed the visitors on […]

Rant Cast 225 – Kings of Spain

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Another week, another fine Manchester United performance. Over at Rant Cast towers Ed & Paul could get used to this kind of thing! This week’s Cast covers United’s victory over Aston Villa at Old Trafford – a performance in which Ander Herrera stood out among a number of impressive performers. Two goals and a command […]

Rant Cast 224 – tara, slippy, stampy Stevie G

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Rare is the moment that schadenfreude is not to be fully enjoyed – and rarer still does that moment come in a United victory over Liverpool at Anfield. And yet the stars aligned on Sunday: United beat the old rivals in Liverpool and Steven Gerrard offered one of the finest comedy moments of the season. […]

Rant Cast 223 – playing the percentages

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On this week’s Rant Cast: Ed and Paul ‘debate’ the merits of a sound education in mathematics, bemoaning the state of  government investment into a system that has left Paul unable to tell the difference between a percentage and an absolute number! In between the bickering over Long Ball Louis’ tactics, the pod covers United’s […]

Rant Cast 222 – Hoooooooooooof?

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On this week’s Rant Cast Ed and Paul celebrate the victory over Newcastle, commiserate over United’s defeat to Arsenal in the FA Cup, argue over whether Louis is really playing hoofball, take Twitter questions, discuss sexism in football (there’s a lot of it and it is very bad) and get all excited / terrified for […]