Fergie calls time on spending

Sir Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson claims that Manchester United is unlikely to spend again this close season but it is the 69-year-old manager’s assertion that this summer’s retirements have financed the club’s spending that will raise eyebrows. While United’s Cristiano Ronaldo-sized cash pile has finally enabled Ferguson to loosen a vice-like grip on the Glazers’ cheque book, […]

Sneijder on the cards as the ‘V’ word comes into focus

Sir Alex Ferguson in Boston

What defines value? A simple noun that has become a pseudonym for the Glazer era at Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson’s protestation over the past two summers – since Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure to Real Madrid in 2009 – centred on the word. Value, said the Scot, was absent from the transfer market. Value, he insisted, […]

Poll: Nasri or Sneijder?

Samir Nasri Wesley Sneijder

Question most Manchester United supporters and the majority will say that the club’s priority this summer is to acquire a top-class creative central midfielder. With Anderson having failed to blossom into the attacking talent once displayed at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup and Darron Gibson never good enough to make it at Old Trafford many […]

Bids reveal United’s weaknesses

Manchester United’s apparent bid for Wesley Sneijder, together with ongoing interest in Karim Benzema and Mario Ballotelli, is a better indicator of the squad’s current state than Sir Alex Ferguson’s public statements of happiness. Huge shortcommings in central midfield and attack were brutally exposed towards the tail-end of last season. It’s a problem Ferguson at […]

Exclusive: Sneijder offer doc leaked

Sneijder offer doc

Secret documents leaked to United Rant conclusively prove Manchester United has made a bid for Inter Milan playmaker Wesley Sneijder. The Dutch international, currently at the World Cup in South Africa, is thought to be Sir Alex Ferguson’s primary transfer target this summer as the Scot aims to regain the Premier League from Chelsea. Sneijder […]