Red Rants Archives for January 2010

Bayern Munich vs Manchester United: Preview

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Not a moment after the magnificent victory over Bolton, the quest for a fourth Champions League trophy and third successive final gets underway. Manchester United travel to Munich and the Allianz Arena to face Bayern Munich in the Quarter-Finals of this years competition.

Many memories for 1999 will be brought back, incidentally the only time Manchester United have overcome the German side in Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, Wes Brown and Ryan Giggs, players that will no doubt look to make it two victories in eight against Bayern.

Bolton Wanderers vs Manchester United: Preview

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Manchester United make the short trip to the Reebok Stadium today to face Bolton Wanderers, knowing that by the time they kick off, both Arsenal and Chelsea could have leapfrogged the reigning champions due to their three o'clock starts. It is therefore imperative we get the three points against the Trotters and reassert our dominance over our title rivals.

Sir Alex’s men for the third consecutive CL final?

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The Betfair markets have been reacting to Friday's Champions League draw and it's time for punters to step up too.

United backers will be delighted to see the Reds paired with Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals and either Lyon or Bordeaux in the semis. Odds of 4.5 (7/2) on a third Champions League triumph for Sir Alex's men should be snapped up now.

Manchester United vs Liverpool: Preview

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Manchester United welcome great rivals Liverpool to Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon just over a year from the 4-1 result last season.

At that time Liverpool were real title challengers to United but in the end finished only four points behind the eventual champions. However, this time round Rafa Benitez's side are way of the table–toppers' pace, which could see them fail to finish fourth, thus missing out on the Champions League.

The Glazers Really Don’t Care…

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... which, of course, is blindingly obvious. But more significant is their flagrant disregard for a certain word called reality.

By now this is old news, but to refresh those of you not aware, there are reports that say the Glazers are likely to further increase ticket prices.

This in itself is no big deal; they have increased prices every year since their takeover.

What Would You Ask Sir Alex Ferguson?

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Ever wondered what it's like to ask Sir Alex Ferguson THE question? Well now, courtesy of our football crazy mates at Betfair, you have the chance to do so.

Simply post your question in the comments section below before Friday 19th March and then tune in to to see one lucky reader's question answered.

Manchester United vs Fulham: Preview

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After an imperious display in the Champions League against AC Milan, it's back to the bread and butter of the Premier League as Fulham make the trip up north to face Manchester United, a team they inflicted a 3-0 drubbing to, in December.

Confidence will surely be sky-high following the 4-0 victory over Milan and Wayne Rooney will be looking to add to his 30 goal tally this season.

Manchester United vs AC Milan:Preview

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The Champions League rolls around once more and Manchester United will host an AC Milan side looking to overturn a 3-2 deficit from the first leg in the San Siro.

United should start with a very familiar back five. Edwin van der Sar will continue in goal after a steady performance against Wolves.

The Rosseneri’s lost cause – United v Milan

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Spring is here and what started out as a transitional season for the Reds looks like it could turn into a golden year. You can get 11.0 (10/1) on United pulling off a League Cup, Premier League and Champions League treble and something tell us those odds will narrow over the coming weeks.

On Wednesday, a rare chance to back at home United win at decent odds of 1.

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Manchester United: Preview

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After picking up the first trophy of the season in last weekends Carling Cup final, in the process retaining the trophy and becoming the first side ever to do so. The week has since been littered with talk of the Glazers and a possible takeover from ‘the Red Knights'. Whether this will emerge as a reality remains to be seen, but one thing is certain, Wolves will be looking to take full advantage of any post-trophy winning complacency and financial speculation surrounding the club.

Race for the title – United’s chance to lead the table

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Manchester United can go top of the Premier League on Saturday evening as the title race gets tight again.

Chelsea's unexpected defeat to Manchester City threw the competition wide open again and there's little to split the Reds and the Blues, and indeed Arsenal, in the betting on this season's Premier League winner.