Red Rants Archives for January 2017

Jose announces 2 starters for 1st Champions League game

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Jose Mourinho has confirmed that both Victor Lindelof and Chris Smalling will start Manchester United's opening group game versus FC Basel in this season's Champions League. Eric Bailly and Phil Jones has been the central defensive pair for the first... Continue Reading →

Is Gareth Bale even worth £92m?

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Manchester United are reportedly preparing a €100 million bid for Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale. We have been linked with the former-Tottenham Hotspur star for more than a year now and the speculation won't go away. The Metro is one... Continue Reading →

Jose confirms Chris Smalling won’t be joining Leicester

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Manchester United centre-back Chris Smalling has been a target of Leicester City over the past week, according to reports. The England international is yet to feature in the Premier League this season following the growing partnership of Eric Bailly and... Continue Reading →

Man Utd defender given first international call-up

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Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah has been called up to the Netherlands squad for the first time ahead of their upcoming World Cup qualifiers versus France and Bulgaria this week. The 19-year-old made his senior debut for us back in... Continue Reading →

Rivals bid rejected for Man Utd target

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Arsenal have rejected a £50 million offer for Alexis Sanchez from Manchester City, according to reports. The Chilean superstar has been of much speculation today linking with a move to our neighbours. It was earlier reported that City had made... Continue Reading →

Man Utd could sign Alexis Sanchez within 48 hours

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Manchester United could sign Alexis Sanchez from Premier League rivals Arsenal within the next 48 hours, according to the Daily Star. The 28-year-old has been strongly linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium this summer, particularly as he... Continue Reading →

Man Utd legend thinks we can win Premier League

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Manchester United legend Bryan Robson believes that we can win the Premier League this season. Last season Jose Mourinho guided us to a sixth place finish, some 24 points behind champions Chelsea, drawing 15 games, of which 10 were at... Continue Reading →

United defender set for £130,000-per-week contract extension

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Luke Shaw is set to be offered a contract extension by Manchester United despite an injury-plagued three years at Old Trafford, according to the Sun. The 22-year-old is in the final year of his current deal having joined us from... Continue Reading →

Jose confirms he wants another summer signing

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Jose Mourinho has confirmed that he wants to bring another player to Manchester United before the summer transfer window closes on Thursday night. We've already brought in three players this summer with Romelu Lukaku joining from Everton, signing Chelsea's Nemanja... Continue Reading →

Jose confirms Zlatan’s return

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Manchester United were comfortable 2-0 winners over Leicester City earlier today to maintain our place at the top of the Premier League. That's three wins out of three having scored 10 goals and keeping a clean sheet in each game.... Continue Reading →

This incredible Marouane Fellaini stat will shock Man Utd fans

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Marouane Fellaini scored his first goal of the season to wrap up our 2-0 victory over Leicester City in the final 10 minutes. The Belgium international has been introduced in the final 20 minutes of all three games so far... Continue Reading →

Man Utd 2-0 Leicester: Player Ratings

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Manchester United maintained their 100% winning start to the 2017-18 Premier League season with a 2-0 victory over Leicester City. It took us until the 70th minute before substitute Marcus Rashford volleyed home a corner to give us the lead.... Continue Reading →

Jose suggests when Zlatan could return

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Jose Mourinho has refused to set a timeframe for when Zlatan Ibrahimovic could make his return for Manchester United but is hoping the 35-year-old will boost our squad after Christmas. Last season's top scorer suffered a serious knee ligament injury... Continue Reading →

Jose drops team selection hint

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho spoke at his pre-match press conference on Friday, giving MUTV a team news and injury update. We face Leicester City at Old Trafford in this evening's Premier League kick off and ahead of the game... Continue Reading →

A look at Man Utd’s transfer activity during the Premier League era

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With 20 English league titles, three European Cup wins and 12 FA Cup triumphs, Manchester United are the most successful team in the country in terms of major trophies. The vast majority of those came in the glittering Sir Alex... Continue Reading →

Confirmed: Man Utd lineup vs Leicester

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Manchester United host Leicester City in Saturday evening's Premier League game at Old Trafford. We're looking to make it three wins from three today after convincing 4-0 thrashings of both West Ham United and Swansea City to start the season.... Continue Reading →

Manchester United vs Leicester preview

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Manchester United vs Leicester City preview ahead of Saturday's evening kickoff at Old Trafford. Manchester United vs Leicester City Premier League 2017-18 26th August 2017, 17:30 pm BST Old Trafford, Manchester Manchester United Team News & Preview We've suffered no... Continue Reading →

Leicester could be without six players for trip to Old Trafford

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Manchester United welcome Leicester City to Old Trafford for Saturday's evening Premier League match this weekend. We've started the season all guns blazing with two comfortable victories from two games, scoring eight goals in the process. Romelu Lukaku has scored... Continue Reading →

6 Man Utd players make BBC’s all-time Premier League XI

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The Premier League celebrated its 25-year anniversary on 15 August. Over the past few weeks the BBC have been taking votes from its audience to decide who the world thinks have been the best eleven players. A list of so-called... Continue Reading →

4-2-3-1: How Manchester United should line up vs Leicester

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Manchester United will be looking to make it three wins from three games to start the new Premier League season when we host Leicester City in Saturday's evening kickoff. Leicester bounced back from their opening day defeat at Arsenal to... Continue Reading →

Revealed: Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s paycut to re-join Man Utd

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has agreed a 50% wage cut to re-sign with Manchester United, according to the Sun. It was reported that the Swedish striker was earning £367,000-per-week last season. Ibrahimovic signed a one-year deal last summer and was expected to... Continue Reading →

Zlatan comments on getting his favourite shirt number

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said that his new number 10 shirt is an upgrade on last season's number 9 after it was announced earlier today that the Swede has re-signed for Manchester United. The football legend agreed a new one-year deal... Continue Reading →

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is back!

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Manchester United have today announced that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is back at the club on a one-year deal. The Swedish striker has been given the number 10 shirt vacated by Wayne Rooney. Ibrahimovic wore #9 last season which has since been... Continue Reading →

PL25: Peter Schmeichel vs David de Gea

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25 years ago the inaugural Premier League season kicked off with 22 teams competing for England's richest prize. Leeds United had headed into the season as the last winners of the old Division One but struggled badly in 1992-93, only... Continue Reading →

Confirmed: Man Utd’s Champions League opponents

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The draw for this season's UEFA Champions League group stage has just taken place. Manchester United were drawn from pot 2 and have been drawn against Benfica, FC Basel and CSKA Moscow. We entered in pot 2 for winning last... Continue Reading →

Man Utd 4-0 Swansea: Player Ratings

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Manchester United were comfortable 4-0 winners at Swansea City. Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial were on the scoresheet just as they were last week, after Eric Bailyl had opened the scoring. Here are our players performance: David de... Continue Reading →

New contract for Luke Shaw?

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Manchester United are about to enter new contract discussions with left-back Luke Shaw, according to reports. The 22-year-old is set to return to action on Monday night for the under-23s having been out of action with an ankle injury picked... Continue Reading →

Sky Sports pundit advises Mourinho to bid £50m+ for rival star

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Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson believes that Jose Mourinho should make a bid in excess of £50 million to secure the signing of Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean international is in the final 12 months of his contract at... Continue Reading →

Confirmed: Man Utd lineup vs Swansea

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Manchester United will be looking to make it two wins from two this lunchtime when we travel to Swansea City. Our 4-0 hammering of West Ham saw us end the opening weekend top of the Premier League whilst today's hosts... Continue Reading →

Manchester United vs Swansea City preview

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Manchester United vs West Ham United preview ahead of Saturday's lunchtime kickoff at the Liberty Stadium. Swansea City vs Manchester United Premier League 2017-18 19th August 2017, 12:30 pm BST Liberty Stadium, Swansea Manchester United Team News & Preview No... Continue Reading →

Jose Mourinho Confirms Double Injury Boost

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Jose Mourinho has spoken at his pre-match press conference today to give a team news and injury update to MUTV. We travel to Swansea City tomorrow lunchtime for the opening game of this weekend's Premier League action after completing last... Continue Reading →

5 bold Manchester United predictions for this season

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Manchester United 2017-18 Premier League champions? Romelu Lukaku to fire us to glory? Here's how I think our season will pan out: 1. Romelu Lukaku will win the Golden Boot The Belgian striker gave it a good go with Everton... Continue Reading →

Could Ibra be returning to Old Trafford?

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Manchester United are set to discuss terms with Zlatan Ibrahimovic over a new role at Old Trafford. The 35-year-old saw his time cut short last season following a serious knee injury picked up during our UEFA Europa League quarter-final victory... Continue Reading →

Sergi Roberto will not be joining Manchester United

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New Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has ruled out any chance of Manchester United, or any other club, signing midfielder Sergi Roberto this summer. The 25-year-old had been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer despite becoming more... Continue Reading →

Manchester United looking at £20m-rated defender

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Manchester United have sent scouts to watch FC Porto right-back Ricardo Pereira, according to reports. The 23-year-old was watched by scouts from both us and Tottenham Hotspur during Porto's 1-0 win over Tondela at the weekend. United have been linked... Continue Reading →

4-2-3-1: How Manchester United Should Line Up at Swansea

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Manchester United are looking to make it two wins from two to start the 2017-18 Premier League season when we travel to the Liberty Stadium to take on Swansea City in Saturday's lunchtime kickoff. The Swans failed to get a... Continue Reading →

Where would Sergi Roberto fit into Man Utd team?

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According to the Daily Mirror, Manchester United are set to activate Sergi Roberto's £36.5 million release clause to bring him to Old Trafford this summer.

The Barcelona player has been linked to us throughout the summer transfer window but no deal has been made and we're already two games into our 2017-18 season if you include the UEFA Super Cup.

Romelu Lukaku matches Dennis Bergkamp goal record on Man Utd debut

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Romelu Lukaku enjoyed a dream debut for Manchester United on Sunday as the £75 million summer signing scored a brace in a 4-0 trashing of West Ham to open our 2017-18 Premier League account.

The Belgian first fired past Joe Hart at his near post following an excellent defence-splitting pass from Marcus Rashford who had been played in down the left wing by a tremendous interception from Nemanja Matic on the halfway line.

Robbie Savage predicts Lukaku will score 30-35 goals

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Former-Manchester United youth team player turned pundit, Robbie Savage, has predicted £75 million summer signing Romelu Lukaku could double Zlatan Ibrahimovic's goal tally from last season.

Ibra arrived on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain last summer and proved doubters wrong by scoring 17 goals in 28 Premier League appearances at the age of 35.

A Ryan Giggs Premier League record under threat

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Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs is set to have one of his Premier League records broken this season.

The Welsh wizard made his United debut back in 1991 before the Premier League was founded, going on to play 23 consecutive seasons with us, scoring in a record 21 consecutive Premier League seasons.

Manchester United 4-0 West Ham: Key Stats

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Manchester United ran out emphatic 4-0 winners over West Ham at Old Trafford this afternoon to end the opening weekend of Premier League fixtures top of the table.

Romelu Lukaku scored a brace before Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba put the icing on the cake late on.

Here's a look at some of the key stats from the game:

Stat Manchester United West Ham
Possession 55% 45%
Shots 22 6
Shots on Target 6 1

Here is a look at the individual leaders:

Many agree that Nemanja Matic was the man of the match today.

Manchester United 4-0 West Ham: Player Ratings

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A Romelu Lukaku brace on his Premier League debut for Manchester United helped us ease to a 4-0 victory in our opening game of the 2017-18 season.

Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba added goals late on and we had numerous chances to have score more whilst West Ham never offered much of a threat to David de Gea's goal.

Manchester United vs West Ham Preview

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Manchester United vs West Ham United preview ahead of Sunday's Premier League opener.

Manchester United vs West Ham
Premier League 2017-18
13th August 2017, 16:00 pm BST
Old Trafford, Manchester

Manchester United Team News & Preview

A number of players who missed our Super Cup defeat to Real Madrid will be available for our Premier League opener against West Ham as Jose Mourinho has confirmed only three players will miss Sunday's game.

Jose Mourinho hails signing of ‘Perfect Player’

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Jose Mourinho is delighted at Manchester United's signing of Nemanja Matic this summer by saying the midfielder is a "perfect player" for him.

The United boss has been quoted by Sky Sports this morning ahead of our 2017-18 Premier League opener versus West Ham.

Matic joined from rivals Chelsea in a deal believed to be £40 million but one that should be a huge boost to our midfield.

Confirmed: Man Utd Lineup vs West Ham

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Man Utd Reject Tottenham Move for Anthony Martial

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Tottenham Hotspur have had an offer for Anthony Martial rejected, according to reports in France.

There has been plenty of interest from a number of clubs for Anthony Martial this summer if reports are to be believed. The young forward has had limited opportunities since Jose Mourinho took charge last summer making 18 Premier League starts and a further four in our successful Europa League campaign last season.

Man City star ties former-Man Utd player for Premier League Record

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Manchester City eventually overcame Premier League newcomers Brighton & Hove Albion with a 2-0 win in their season opener this evening.

It wasn't until the 70th minute that Pep Guardiola's multi-million squad finally broke down a tired home defence, with Sergio Aguero firing home shortly after Dale Stephens had easily conceded possession for the hosts.