Red Rants Archives for January 2013

All we need is Shinji Kagawa…and now roll on Tuesday night.

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By the time Shinji Kagawa effortlessly rolled the ball in the back of the net, doubling up his tally and putting United two goals ahead, every mind inside Old Trafford, bar those of the away fans and the Norwich players, turned towards the huge clash against Real Madrid on Tuesday night. Those who remained focused [.

Concentration key ingredient to Delia with the Canaries

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United are without Paul Scholes and Phil Jones for tomorrow's visit from a team that sprung a surprise inflicting United's last league defeat back in November 2012. Since that 1-0 away defeat at Carrow Road, United have notched up 13 wins, 2 draws but not a single reverse; conceding a mere 14 goals, bagging 30 [.

What price Giggs on his 1,000th appearance? #bwin

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It happened last season, why can't it happen again this season? As the clock ticked beyond 90 minutes at Carrow Road last season, United looked to be heading for the exit door with just a point after squandering the lead late in a game they knew they had to win. Up step Ryan Giggs on [...]

Concentration key ingredient to Delia with the Canaries. Let’s ‘avit!

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United are without Paul Scholes and Phil Jones for tomorrow's visit from a team that sprung a surprise inflicting United's last league defeat back in November 2012. Since that 1-0 away defeat at Carrow Road, United have notched up 13 wins, 2 draws but not a single reverse; conceding a mere 14 goals, bagging 30 [.

Ferguson may rest key players against Norwich

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United play host to Norwich and look worthy odds-on shots at 1.33 with bet365 to make it five league wins in a row. The visitors have won two of their last four league games against the Red Devil but they have both come at Carrow Road and they haven't won at old Trafford since August [...]

Forget the Treble, United have already regained their identity

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In the ebullient cauldron that welcomed United in their first leg of the round of 16 of the Champions League two weeks ago, one flag stood out from the many that adorned the away end. It read "All the scenes I saw, left me wanting more", expressing the thoughts of different generations of Reds, from [.

Sir Alex Ferguson ruins young talent, apparently.

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Journalist Samuel Luckhurst yesterday published an article entitled 'Gareth Bale Was Right To Reject Sir Alex Ferguson And Manchester United' What do you make of what he has to say about the development of Bale at Spurs rather than if he'd joined United? Luckhurst also has his say on Wayne Rooney, Shinji Kagawa and Phil [.

United’s own Turkish delight?

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Considering the abundance of striking options at Sir Alex Ferguson's disposal, one would think that a striker isn't a necessity for Manchester United but, over the last few weeks, rumours linking some of Europe's frontmen with a move to Old Trafford have intensified. While any transfer speculation at this stage of the season must be [.

Lewandowski – “has made his decision”

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The Poland international has long been linked with a move away from the German champions, with Manchester United among the favourites to land him. Now his representative, Cezary Kucharski, has claimed that the 24-year-old already knows where he is going, hinting that he will leave Dortmund this summer.

Rafael and Giggs dish out some Red karma

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Bob Dylan has probably never heard of Ryan Giggs. In fact,when the folk legend wrote "Forever Young", the idea of a 39-year-old footballer trotting around the pitch like a teenager was as far away from his mind as anything else, but Dylan's words are the last resource left to describe a man who keeps defying [.

Carrick last goalscorer. Well why not, he was last year! Fancy a free bet? @bwin

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This weekend bwin are offering a free £20 bet to all RedRants readers as United make the journey South to take on struggling QPR at Loftus Road. It's a fixture that's gone predominantly United's way down the years and, after last years capitulation on the final day of the season away to City, United and [.

Razor sharp United head for the bush

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The fixtures are coming thick and fast with United producing result after result at crucial moments and looking sharper by the week. This weekend's trip to Shepherds Bush in West London to face QPR is yet another chance and yet another crucial moment United need to capitalise on. Sitting pretty twelve points clear of our [.

United to come away with all three points from QPR

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It's top versus bottom as United taken on QPR at Loftus Road, and they look banker material at 1.53 with bet365 to come away with all the points. QPR have taken just two points from 11 Premier League encounters with the Red Devils, and their last win at home against Sir Alex's men was way [...]

Have United learnt their history lesson?

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To paraphrase Karl Marx, history repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. After the suicide-inducing drama of the final day of last season, United supporters and players should make Marx's statement their own personal mantra for the next 12 weeks, for the season is far from over. From a purely mathematical point of view, [.

Fergie: ‘It’s up to Nani now”

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It seems like we can't go a day without a different transfer rumour linking players with a move to United or away from the club. Today, the papers' speculation focus on Old Trafford's very own Mr Marmite, otherwise known as Nani. The Portuguese's petulance and ability to irritate people comparable only to those of flies [.

Manchester Derby: Chance for United to show their quality

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Manchester United have started to canter off over the horizon as Manchester City have failed to come good on their promises to defend their Premier League crown down to the last day of the season.

David Gill steps down

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David Gill will step down as Manchester United chief executive on 30 June, the Premier League club have confirmed. Gill, 55, joined United in February 1997 as finance director before becoming chief executive in 2003. He will remain a director of the club. Executive vice chairman Ed Woodward will take over as chief executive.

Ferguson well positioned to finally avenge a demon?

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October 2010, Wayne Rooney does the unthinkable, he flirts with the enemy. We all know the story, we all know the outcome, many were also surprised that, for whatever reason, Sir Alex chose NOT to dish out the kind of treatment he's become synonymous with when players cross the line. Stam felt it, Keane felt [.

Nani’s show off the bench is a wonderful Reading for United

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When, a couple of days ago, Sir Alex Ferguson described the current United crop as better and stronger than the 1999 vintage that delivered an unprecedented Treble, many eyebrows were raised. Are Danny Welbeck and Michael Carrick really a better proposition than Dwight Yorke and Roy Keane? The jury will be out for another couple [.

United on their own in race for summer target

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More and more news stories appear to suggest United's possible summer transfer target, Robert Lewandowski of Borrussia Dortmund, is NOT a target for apparent rival pursuers, Bayern Munich. Great news for United who may not be willing to enter a bidding war for a player entering the final year of his contract.

Giggs to replace Sir Alex?

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Sir Alex Ferguson's successor has for over a decade been the big white elephant in the room at Old Trafford. The club knows Fergie will eventually step down, the fans know it and the players know it. Names of managers more or less likely to takeover from Sir Alex have engulfed the papers' sport pages [.

FA Cup Flashback – Reading 2-3 United

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Solskjaer finishes past Reading goalkeeper Adam Federici. It was six years ago, 27th February 2007 when United travelled to Berkshire to entertain Reading in an FA Cup 5th round replay. The first game, six years ago today in fact, finished 1-1 at Old Trafford after Brynjar Gunnarsson's header cancelled out Michael Carrick's opener on half [.

United strong favourites against Reading

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United are 1.25 with Betfred and Coral to beat Reading in their fifth round FA Cup clash at old Trafford and everything suggest they will do just that. They are are unbeaten in 12 matches in all competitions against Reading (W8, D4) and the last time they lost to them in the FA Cup was [...]

Nani involved in high speed car crash

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Nani's Bentley Continental has been involved in a collision with a police car. Greater Manchester Police said a police driver had been suspended after a car crash involving the winger. Police said an unmarked police car responding to an emergency call was travelling along Gatley Road in Gatley, Stockport at about 18:40 GMT on Friday.

Sir Alex – “We have a stronger squad now”

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It would appear Sir Alex Ferguson also believes we have a stronger squad now than we did in 1999. In a interview posted by ITV.com, Sir Alex outlines how the options available to him today far outweigh those available to him back then. Here's the full story. Sir Alex Ferguson is convinced Manchester United have [.

The Good, The Bad & The Omen

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Almost 24hrs on and I still can't help feeling we missed a golden chance to put one foot in the next round of the Champions League before Ronaldo & Co even set foot on English soil. The good news is....We Scored. Yes 1-1 is a good result but unlike many I've spoke to today I [...]

Fort United is for Real this time

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It was a night of drama, a night of passion, a night of survival. It was a night when United survived relentless pressure and fought their demons to reach a draw that could prove pivotal in their European campaign. Much had been made of this clash, Ronaldo's first meeting against his former club, and it [.

Ex-United Captain previews United’s chances v Madrid

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Ex-United captain, Gary Neville, gives his verdict on what to expect from tonights Champions League 1st leg tie between United & Real Madrid. Watch as Gary Assesses our chances and highlights what and who United need to concentrate to achieve a positive result to bring back to Old Trafford for the 2nd leg in 3 [.

Win two tickets to Manchester United v Real Madrid

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Want to watch Manchester United v Real Madrid live at Old Trafford on March 5th? Enter a prize draw to win two tickets by using #HaveYourSayInMadrid or #HazteOirEnManchester on Twitter. Jump through to the contest site (tickets are courtesy of bwin), or see more details below. United face a tough challenge against Real Madrid [.

The worst United squad ever

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This is the worst squad United have ever had, it's the worst team United have ever fielded, Sir Alex doesn't have a clue what he's doing and it's the beginning of the end for Manchester United as they steadily decline into the abyss. What a load of total old bollocks! We've made our best start [...]

Nevermind Madrid, United have learnt Everton lesson

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Pessimism is a feeling rarely associated with a positive approach to crucial moments, being them part of professional or personal life, let alone with a football match that could prove to be a pivotal factor in the equation of a season. Pessimism was indeed very palpable in many United fans today, wary of the necessity [.

Everton clash kicks off massive week in United’s hunt for silverware

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With a trip to Real Madrid looming in midweek I hear people suggesting Everton at home on Sunday afternoon is hardly the ideal preparation and that United would've wished for a different fixture. In my opinion it's the ideal fixture, it concentrates the mind, releases the players thoughts from wandering to Wednesday thus not allowing [.

Man Utd domination to continue against Everton

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United are 1.75 with bet365 to continue their excellent run of form by beating Everton at Old Trafford. The Red Devils are unbeaten in 13 matches and currently sit 9 points clear at the top of the table. They have also scored more goals than any other team in the division this season and have [...]

RvP spreads the love

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Manchester United striker Robin van Persie says club's coach is winning points for team with his training sessions Robin van Persie has credited Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen with putting the club on course for the Premier League title by ‘winning points for us through his training.' Sir Alex Ferguson's team moved nine points clear [.

Rooney is United’s light in the darkness

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A crispy afternoon almost six years ago, Cristiano Ronaldo curled a superb effort in the bottom corner of the goal in front the Putney End, a goal that went some distance to establish United's credentials as worthy title challengers. As Wayne Rooney slotted the ball past Mark Schwarzwer 12 minutes from time to settle a [.

Bebe in top form

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Bebe produced an outstanding performance as Rio Ave stunned Sporting Lisbon 2-1 in the Portuguese Primeira Liga. The on-loan winger received the Man of the Match award in some quarters as two own goals helped his side pull off a victory that keeps them in fifth spot and six points clear of the illustrious Lisbon [.

Can United extend the gap at the top to 10 points?

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We've been beaten there before. We've made complacent errors away from home at crucial stages of a few seasons. This season it's obvious that everyone connected with Manchester United learned a huge lesson last season when suffering the painful finale of losing the title to local rivals, City. Everyone's talking (now more than ever) about [.

United favourites at Craven Cottage

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United are a top priced 1.65 with bet365 to win their away game at Fulham and everything suggests they will do just that. Sir Alex's men have have lost just one of their last 11 Premier League away games (W8 D2 L1) and have won five and lost none of their last league matches against [...]