No Question About That - a Manchester United podcast

No Question About That - a Manchester United podcast

By No Question About That

No Question About That is the leading fan-published podcast covering Manchester United. Twice a week, the podcast talks you through the latest games, news, and fan culture at the world’s best supported club. "Paul and Ed have consistently commented with intelligence and eloquence, giving a beautiful insight into the nature of contemporary football, and United in particular.” - Simon Stephens, The Guardian

Episodes

NQAT Game Club: 2008 Champions League Final

On Monday's NQAT Game Club we revisit Moscow 2008, a glorious night for United in Europe. Having defeated Sporting, Roma, Dynamo Kyiv, Lyon, Roma, and Barcelona on the way, Sir Alex Ferguson's team beat Chelsea on penalties to take home a third European Cup. Next week: a Dimitar Berbatov hat-trick as United beat Liverpool at Old Trafford.Moscow 2008https://mutv.manutd.com/videos/3611?vod_category=9Dimitar Berbatov 3-2 Liverpoolhttps://footballia.net/matches/manchester-united-liverpool-fc-premier-league-2010-2011
25/05/201h 3m

NQAT Game Club: Juventus 2-3 United (1999)

On Monday's NQAT Game Club, Roy Keane's greatest hour as United win in Turin to progress to the 1999 Champions League final. Next week, we revisit Moscow 2008 and another glorious night for United in Europe.Juventus v Unitedhttps://mutv.manutd.com/videos/3529?vod_category=9United v Chelseahttps://mutv.manutd.com/videos/3611?vod_category=9
18/05/2047m 18s

NQAT Game Club: Eric Cantona's Comeback

On Friday's NQAT Game Club, Eric Cantona returns to action against Liverpool in October 1995. Having served an eight month ban for kicking a racist hooligan the previous January, Cantona scores a late penalty to earn United a draw. Next Monday, Roy Keane's greatest hour as United win in Turin.United v Liverpoolhttps://footballia.net/matches/manchester-united-liverpool-fc-premier-league-1995-1996Juventus v Unitedhttps://mutv.manutd.com/videos/3529?vod_category=9
15/05/2036m 13s

NQAT Game Club: 2009 Champions League Semi Final

On Monday's NQAT Game Club, United smash Arsenal to make the Champions League 2009 final. Just 1-0 up from the first leg at Old Trafford, United blew Arsenal away with an outstanding performance and some fine goals too. On Friday's pod, Eric Cantona's return to action against Liverpool in October 1995, having served an eight month ban for kicking a racist hooligan the previous January.Links:https://www.manutd.com/en/videos/detail/match-rewind-in-full-arsenal-1-man-utd-3-5-may-2009https://footballia.net/matches/manchester-united-liverpool-fc-premier-league-1995-1996
11/05/2059m 19s

NQAT Game Club: 2016 FA Cup Semi Final

On this Friday's NQAT Game Club, United face Everton in the 2016 FA Cup semi-final. Plenty of action in this one: Wayne Rooney starts in midfield, Marouane Fellaini scuffs one in, and there's a dramatic late Antony Martial winner! Next Monday, United smash Arsenal in the Champions League to make the 2009 final.United v Everton:https://footballia.net/matches/everton-fc-manchester-united-fa-cup-2015-2016Arsenal v United:https://www.manutd.com/en/videos/detail/match-rewind-in-full-arsenal-1-man-utd-3-5-may-2009
08/05/2040m 43s

NQAT Game Club: 1977 FA Cup Final

First, Ed & Paul take in the latest news, with the Premier League discussing a proposal to play the season's remaining fixtures behind closed doors, starting in June.Then, on this Monday's NQAT Game Club, the United take on Liverpool in the 1977 FA Cup Final - a victory that denied Liverpool a treble 22-years before United achieved it first! Next Friday, the 2016 FA Cup semi-final against Everton and a dramatic late Antony Martial winner!1977 FA Cup Finalhttps://footballia.net/matches/liverpool-fc-manchester-united-fa-cup2016 FA Cup Semi Finalhttps://footballia.net/matches/everton-fc-manchester-united-fa-cup-2015-2016
04/05/2050m 52s

NQAT Game Club: 1968 European Cup Final

This Friday on NQAT Game Club, the 1968 European Cup Final against Benfica at Wembley. It was a night when George Best, Bobby Charlton, Brian Kidd ... and John Aston would shine and Sir Matt Busby fulfilled the dream he began a decade earlier with the Busby Babes. Next Monday, United take on Liverpool in the 1977 FA Cup Final. For backers, a discussion about what happened to the 1968 team in the years ahead.1968 European Cup Finalhttps://footballia.net/matches/sl-benfica-manchester-united1977 FA Cup Finalhttps://footballia.net/matches/liverpool-fc-manchester-united-fa-cup
01/05/2048m 8s

NQAT Game Club: 1996 FA Cup Semi Final

This week on NQAT Game Club, we look back at the 1996 FA Cup Semi-Final against Chelsea, a masterful performance from Eric Cantona, and another step closer to the double-double. Our interview guest this week is Flair Football, the UK's first social network for young football players.  Next Friday, the 1968 European Cup Final against Benfica at Wembley.United v Chelsea (1996)https://footballia.net/matches/manchester-united-chelsea-fc-fa-cupUnited v Benfica (1968)https://footballia.net/matches/sl-benfica-manchester-united
27/04/2050m 53s

NQAT Game Club: Rooney and Ronaldo debuts

This week on NQAT Game Club, we are focusing on two contrasting debuts: Wayne Rooney's hat-trick vs. Fenerbahçe in the Champions League from 2003 and Cristiano Ronaldo's blistering substitute appearance against Bolton at Old Trafford just a little over a year later. Enjoy!Next week, we look back at the 1996 FA Cup Semi-Final against Chelsea and a masterful performance from Eric Cantona.Notes:Ronaldo debuthttps://footballia.net/matches/manchester-united-bolton-wanderersRooney debuthttps://footballia.net/matches/manchester-united-fenerbahce-sk1996 semihttps://footballia.net/matches/manchester-united-chelsea-fc-fa-cup
24/04/2042m 57s

NQAT Game Club: City 2-3 United (2012)

This week on NQAT Game Club, a touch of magic from Sir Alex Ferguson's final season as Manchester United manager. With United top of the league, but City unbeaten, Robin van Persie scores a last-minute free kick to win the derby for Sir Alex' team at the Etihad. Next Friday's pod will focus on two contrasting debuts: Wayne Rooney vs. Fenerbahçe in the Champions League and Cristiano Ronaldo's blistering substitute appearance against Bolton.City v Unitedhttps://footballia.net/matches/manchester-city-manchester-unitedUnited v Boltonhttps://footballia.net/matches/manchester-united-bolton-wanderersUnited v Fenerbahcehttps://footballia.net/matches/manchester-united-fenerbahce-sk
20/04/201h 6m

NQAT Game Club: United 3-3 Spurs

This week on NQAT Game Club, one of Sir Alex Ferguson's earliest games as Manchester United manager. One month and just five games into the job, Ferguson oversaw a pulsating draw with high-flying Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford. If you'd like to join in, the full match is available here:https://footballia.net/matches/manchester-united-tottenham-hotspur-first-divisionNext Monday's pod will focus on another Manchester derby: the thrilling 3-2 victory at the Etihad from December 2012! Full match here:https://footballia.net/matches/manchester-city-manchester-united
17/04/2056m 3s

NQAT Game Club: City 2-3 United (1993)

This week on NQAT Game Club, a United victory in the Manchester Derby from 1993. From two down at half-time, to a late Roy Keane winner that sen the Reds home happy - a classic match and the emergence of Sir Alex Ferguson's first great team. Full match here.https://footballia.net/matches/manchester-city-manchester-united-premier-league-1993-1994If you want to join in, next Friday's pod will focus on United's 3-3 draw with Tottenham at Old Trafford in 1986. Full match here.https://footballia.net/matches/manchester-united-manchester-city-premier-league-1992-1993
10/04/2051m 37s

NQAT Game Club: Spurs 3-5 United

This week on NQAT Game Club, one of the great comebacks under Sir Alex Ferguson. With United 3-0 down at half-time, the Reds scored five in the second period at White Hart Lane in September 2001. Full match here.If you want to join in, next Monday's pod will focus on United's victory over Manchester City at Maine Road in November 1993. You remember it, a Roy Keane winner in the 87th minute!Full Spurs v United match:https://footballia.net/matches/tottenham-hotspur-manchester-united-premier-leagueFull City v United match:https://footballia.net/matches/manchester-city-manchester-united-premier-league-1993-1994
03/04/2037m 12s

NQAT Game Club: Barcelona 3-3 United

With football postponed globally, this week NQAT Game Club focuses on United's 3-3 draw at Camp Nou in 1998. The Champions League Group D fixture was one of two draws with the Catalan giants that season.Full match:https://footballia.net/matches/fc-barcelona-manchester-united-champions-league-1998-1999If you want to join in, next Friday's pod will focus on United's 2001 comeback from 3-0 down at Tottenham Hotspur. The 5-3 victory was one of the great comebacks in Premier League history.
30/03/2037m 42s

NQAT Game Club: United 4-3 Real Madrid

This week Ed & Paul briefly touch on the latest developments surrounding football's global suspension and its ongoing impact, with all football voided below National League level and the Premier League set to push a proposed re-start date beyond 30 April.NQAT Game Club focuses on United's victory-but-aggregate loss against Real Madrid in the 2003 Champions League quarter-final. One of the greatest games ever at Old Trafford and a stunning hat-trick from Original Ronaldo.Full match:https://footballia.net/matches/manchester-united-real-madrid-champions-leagueIf you want to join in, next Monday's pod will focus on Barcelona 3-3 United at Camp Nou, 1998/1999 Champions League group stage.
27/03/2046m 35s

NQAT Game Club: 1991 Cup Winners' Cup Final

This week Ed & Paul briefly touch on the latest developments surrounding football's global suspension and its ongoing impact.NQAT Game Club focuses on United's 1991 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup victory over Johan Cruyff's Barcelona in Rotterdam. It was the club's first European trophy in 23 years and a significant step in the development of Alex Ferguson's team.
23/03/201h 20m

NQAT Game Club: 1991 Cup Winners' Cup Final

This week Ed & Paul briefly touch on the latest developments surrounding football's global suspension and its ongoing impact.NQAT Game Club focuses on United's 1991 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup victory over Johan Cruyff's Barcelona in Rotterdam. It was the club's first European trophy in 23 years and a significant step in the development of Alex Ferguson's team.Full match:https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1ioyds
23/03/201h 0m

NQAT Game Club: United 7 - 1 Roma

We won't see any football until the end of April, and in all likelihood until much later in the year. This week Ed & Paul briefly touch on the latest developments surrounding football's global suspension and its ongoing impact.With no matches to review, NQAT turns back the clock in the second edition of NQAT Game Club, this time to 2007 and United's demolition of Roma in the Champions League quarter-final.Full match:https://footballia.net/matches/manchester-united-as-roma
20/03/2048m 26s

NQAT Game Club: 1999 FA Cup Semi Final Replay

The season has been suspended until 3 April at least, although nobody really believes that it will return any time soon. This week Ed & Paul briefly touch on the decision to halt the Premier League and European football and the consequences for United and the game more widely.With no match against Spurs to review, NQAT turns back the clock in the first of what could be a fair few dives into nostalgia: NQAT Game Club. This week: Arsenal 1-2 United in the 1999 FA Cup semi final - a classic game and a world-class goal to win it.Full match:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-URvo0n4iGU
16/03/201h 15m

When the Crowds are Low... Ighalo!

United thrashed LASK in Linz in front of just a handful of people in one of the stranger European encounters in recent memory. In the end the game was comfortable for United after Odion Igahlo scored a world-class opener. Four more followed to secure United a place in the Europa League quarter-final... if it happens at all. Ed & Paul digest Thursday's game, talk about the potential suspension of football in Europe due to the coronavirus... and preview United's game with Tottenham on Sunday.
13/03/2047m 43s

City Hat-Trick

United beat Manchester City for the third time this season, with a riotous 2-0 victory at Old Trafford. City dominated possession, but United created the best chances taking advantage of some well known deficiencies in Pep Guardiola's team. Ed & Paul digest a potentially season-shaping game for United.There are plenty of listener questions and a look ahead to Thursday night's Europa League fixture against LASK in Austria. For backers, a discussion about the Nations League.
09/03/2051m 35s

Return of the White Pele

United beat Wayne Rooney's Derby in the FA Cup to progress. It was a competent if unspectacular performance from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men on a night the fans dedicated to the White Pele. Ed & Paul discuss all the fallout from the match. Then, on Sunday, United face Manchester City in the Premier League. Can United beat Pep Guardiola's side once again?
06/03/2039m 57s

David de Gah

United took a point from a tough game at Everton, but should it have been more after a bright first half from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team? Ed & Paul review all the action from Goodison Park, asking why United dropped off in the second half, what the club should do about David de Gea's problems, and whether VAR really is United's best player this season.Also on the show, a preview of Thursday FA Cup Fourth Round tie against Wayne Rooney's Derby County and plenty of listener questions.
03/03/2051m 45s

Igoalo

United thrashed Club Brugge at Old Trafford to progress in the Europa League. Sure, there are caveats, but it is good to enjoy football again. Bruno Fernandes scored another weird penalty, Odion Ighalo grabbed his first for the club, and Fred can shoot from long-distance.Also on the show, a look ahead to the weekend's fixture against Everton at Goodison Park. With Carlo Ancelotti's side on the up, it should be a stern test for United.
28/02/2039m 49s

Portuguese Magnifico

United beat Watford at Old Trafford and United's new midfielder stole the show. It's early, but Bruno Fernandes looks like the real deal. The former Sporting player scored a penalty and set up another goal as United ran out comfortable winners. Ed & Paul review all the action from United's victory over Watford.Also on the show, plenty of listener questions, a new chocolate sponsor at Old Trafford and there's a Europa League fixture against Brugge to preview.
24/02/2043m 57s

Bin Bruges

United drew with Club Brugge on a damp night in Belgium. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made six changes from the side that beat Chelsea last Sunday, leading to another disjointed Europa League performance. The match was entirely forgettable, but Ed & Paul review all the action anyway because commitment. The show ends with plenty of listener questions and a preview of the weekend's Premier League match against Watford.
21/02/2036m 27s

The Battle of Stampford Bridge

United beat Chelsea for the third time this season. How Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must wish his team could play the Blues every week. Ed & Paul look back on an eventful match, with VAR playing a very helpful hand in United's victory.Also on the show, a discussion about Ole's role in the ongoing controversy surrounding Babacar Sarr; a tribute to the late Harry Gregg, a bone fide Manchester United hero; a look at Manchester City's Euro bad; and a preview of the Europa League fixture with Club Brugge.
18/02/201h 7m

Winter Break Special: That Other United Podcast

With United enjoying the sunshine in Marbella, Paul chats to Talk of the Devils host and friend of the the pod Carl Anka about Manchester United, tracking Southampton for The Athletic, and the season to date.
14/02/2043m 38s

Wrong Said Fred

It's the Premier League Winter Break so United don't play again until 17 February. In the meantime a chance to take stock in this week's AMA with just three months of the season remaining.
10/02/201h 9m

Winter Break Special: Que Sera Sera

This is not the first time that United have been in the football wilderness. For more than two decades United failed to secure the league title; a cup side hopeful only of securing the occasional trophy, while spending years in Liverpool's shadow.On this week's Winter Break Special, we talk to Wayne Barton, author of a dozen books on football, many about United, about his latest, Que Sera Sera, on the era of Dave Sexton and Ron Atkinson. It's a nostalgia filled show.
07/02/2037m 32s

Bruno!

United and Wolves played out yet another tight game at Old Trafford on Saturday. It's the fourth meeting between these sides this season, and the third to end in stalemate. Bruno Fernandes made a promising debut for United, but the Portuguese midfielder couldn't prevent United from registering yet another blank.Ed & Paul digest the weekend's game, look at loan signing Odion Ighalo and take plenty of listener questions as we head into the winter break. For backers, a discussion about the handful of African footballers that have played for the club.
03/02/2059m 0s

Our Glorious Leader

In the week that Manchester United paid up to €80 million for Sporting Lisbon's Bruno Fernandes, Ed Woodward came under fire, with a group lobbing flares into the executive's back garden. The debate around Woodward's role in United's decline has come into sharp focus, with fans protesting and Woodward's PR team cranking out personality-cult level messaging. Ed & Paul discuss and agree to disagree.Also on the show this week, there was some actual football on Wednesday night, with United beating City in the League Cup semi-final, but going out of the competition on aggregate. Finally, a look ahead to the weekend Premier League fixture with Wolves.
31/01/2053m 20s

Can We Play You Every Week?

United survived the cabbage-patch pitch to emerge victorious over Tranmere Rovers in the FA Cup. United seldom score six or 10 these days, but the Reds racked up the goals at the League One club. All the analysis from Prenton Park.Also on the show, plenty of listener questions and a look ahead to the midweek League Cup tie against Manchester City. Can United turn around a 3-1 deficit at the Etihad. For backers, a look back on Eric Cantona's kung-fu kick, 25 years on.
27/01/201h 16m

Ole Gonnar Solskjaer

Manchester United were beaten at Old Trafford by Burnley, a side that began the day in 14th place. Despite taking 26 shots, United rarely tested Nick Pope in the Burnley goal, while the away side scored with two fine strikes. Ed & Paul digest the fallout from yet another disastrous defeat. Is it time for Ole to go? Will the club invest in the transfer market with just 10 days until it closes? Why has Woodward hired a Director of Spin before a Director of Football?We end with a look ahead to Sunday's FA Cup game against Watford or Tranmere (we didn't know which at the time of recording), and in the wake of the Gritty affair, for backers, we discuss our favourite sports mascots.
24/01/2054m 20s

The Injury Edition

Manchester United lost at Liverpool, as expected, in a game where the gulf in class between the two sides was all too apparent. Perhaps overshadowing the loss, new information emerged about the extent of Marcus Rashford's injury and the criminal mismanagement of it by the club and its manager.Ed & Paul look back on defeat at Anfield, digesting all the fallout from another miserable weekend, and try to see the bigger picture. Life comes at you pretty fast though, and there's a match against Burnley on Wednesday to preview. Listener questions and backers' content will return on Friday.
21/01/2055m 29s

Nice Juan

United beat Wolves in the FA Cup, progressing to the Fourth Round after lil Juan Mata sprinted clear of the visitors' defence and scored. It was the first time in six meetings over the past 18 months that United have managed to beat the Midlands team. But did it come at the cost of Marcus Rashford's fitness?Then there's a look ahead to United's Premier League visit to Anfield to take on Liverpool. United are the only team to have taken points off Liverpool in the league this season. Can Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team repeat the trick?
17/01/2041m 56s

Liquid Football

Back of the net! United secured a much-needed victory after recent calamitous defeats to Arsenal and Manchester City. Norwich were the perfect submissive, open, opponents. Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood ran riot. Ed & Paul look back on a fine win.There's plenty of transfer talk, with the gossip surrounding midfielder Bruno Fernandes now unrelenting. Will the Portuguese goalscorer move to Old Trafford? Then there's a look ahead to United's FA Cup Third Round replay against Wolves. As always, plenty of listener questions, and for Patreon backers a discussion about the great football moments we missed.
13/01/2051m 29s

Liquid Football

Back of the net! United secured a much-needed victory after recent calamitous defeats to Arsenal and Manchester City. Norwich were the perfect submissive, open, opponents. Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood ran riot. Ed & Paul look back on a fine win.There's plenty of transfer talk, with the gossip surrounding midfielder Bruno Fernandes now unrelenting. Will the Portuguese goalscorer move to Old Trafford? Then there's a look ahead to United's FA Cup Third Round replay against Wolves. As always, plenty of listener questions, and for Patreon backers a discussion about the great football moments we missed.
27/01/2052m 16s

A New Low

On this week's Friday pod Ed & Paul look back on a devastating result against Manchester City in the League Cup. It was a game in which Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side was completely outclassed, the manager out-thought, and his players out-worked.There's the fallout from Harry Maguire's injury. Why do United players get so many muscle injuries and is Ole's injury management exacerbating the problem.Finally, there's a look ahead to the weekend fixture against bottom-club Norwich. Can United get back on track with no midfielders or central defenders actually fit?
10/01/2042m 21s

Keeping the Wolves at Bay

This week's Monday pod looks back on all the FA Cup action as United drew at Wolves on Sunday evening. Having lost at Molineux twice last season, it was always going to be a tough third round tie. Ed & Paul review the action as United take the tie back to Old Trafford for a far-from-desired replay.Also on this week's pod, an interview with Sam Homewood, host of MUTV's Kicking Off and the new Manchester United podcast. Sam also fronts ITV's flagship kids weekend breakfast show, Scrambled, was a roving report on Love Island, and was once a mainstay of Full Time Devils.Finally, there's a look ahead to Tuesday's Carabao Cup semi-final home leg against Manchester City. Will there be any fit midfielders left? Can United repeat November's shock victory over City?As usual, plenty of listener questions and for backers, a look at Wayne Rooney's post-United career as he takes his first steps into coaching.
09/01/201h 19m

A Kick up the Arsenal

United's victories over Newcastle and Burnley seem a distant memory after yet another set-back for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team. Defeat at Arsenal was not just a sixth in the Premier League this season, but perhaps a nadir in a campaign of too many humiliating lows. Devoid of ideas and any intensity, United were comfortably beaten in North London. Ed & Paul digest another low and ask how United pick up from here with a tough schedule ahead? There's a discussion about Paul Pogba's future and the pod ends with a preview of the weekend's FA Cup tie with Wolves at Molineux.No Question About That is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, acast, Castbox and all good podcast apps. We really appreciate your support. Please hit that subscribe button, leave a rating and write us a review! If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. No Question About That is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/2038m 35s

Festive Cheer

Two games, two comfortable victories over the festive period. Newcastle and Burnley are just the type of defensive-minded teams that United have struggled to beat this season. But four goals against the Geordies and two on the road versus Burnley secured six points. Ed & Paul digest the two victories, look ahead to United's New Year's Day game at Arsenal and take in plenty of listener questions.
09/01/201h 10m

Special: Players, Games and Goals of the Decade!

Over the past few weeks Patreon Backers have been treated to (aka forced to listen to) Ed & Paul's deliberations over Manchester United's goals, games and players of the past 10-years. We present our top 5, 4, 3, 2, 1... in each category. Many thanks for listening over the past 10 years!No Question About That is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, acast, Castbox and all good podcast apps. We really appreciate your support. Please hit that subscribe button, leave a rating and write us a review! If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. No Question About That is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 2m

Rick-et man

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team went down in humiliating fashion at Vicarage Road to end a promising run in the Premier League. Two horrendous defensive errors, including David de Gea's sixth error leading to a goal in the past 18 months, sank the travelling Reds. Ed & Paul cover all the fallout from Sunday's game, then look ahead to the Boxing Day fixture with Newcastle at Old Trafford and the away day at Burnley next weekend.
09/01/2048m 30s

City Semi Awaits

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team set up an EFL Cup semi-final against Manchester City after a hard-fought victory over Colchester at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Ed & Paul discuss the 3-0 win over the League One side; a game in which United struggled to convert possession into goals during a turgid first half. But Rashford and Martial scored in the second and United will now face City over two legs for a spot in the final.Also on this week's Friday pod, a look ahead to Untied's weekend fixture against Watford at Vicarage Road and a review of recent managerial changes in the Premier League.No Question About That is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, acast, Castbox and all good podcast apps. We really appreciate your support. Please hit that subscribe button, leave a rating and write us a review! If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. No Question About That is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/2037m 45s

Greenwood Saves United, Again

No 18-year-old should have this much pressure, but Mason Greenwood is fast becoming the highlight of Manchester United's season. After scoring twice against AZ Alkmaar on Tuesday, the teenager struck again to save a point for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team on Sunday. Ed & Paul digest all the fallout from another troubling draw – a step backwards after progress in recent weeks.There are plenty of listener questions, a look ahead to Colchester United in the League Cup Quarter Final on Wednesday, and for backers we round up our games of the decade! No Question About That is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, acast, Castbox and all good podcast apps. We really appreciate your support. Please hit that subscribe button, leave a rating and write us a review! If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. No Question About That is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/2047m 23s

The Mason Show

United secured top spot in Europa League Group L with a comfortable victory over AZ Alkmaar at Old Trafford. The match finally came to life in the second half, but away from United's progress the real headline was the performance of Mason Greenwood, the 18-year-old striker who is staking a strong claim for a permanent place in the team.There's also a preview of United's weekend fixture against Everton at Old Trafford. Can United beat the rejuvenated Toffees? No Question About That is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, acast, Castbox and all good podcast apps. We really appreciate your support: hit that subscribe button, leave a rating and write us a review! If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/2029m 45s

Paint the City Red

It may have been improbable, but United's victory over Manchester City this weekend was one of the very best under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's leadership. United executed the manager's strategy perfectly, defended like lions, and created a hatful of chances. What a game, what a result, what a day for the reds.Also on the show this week, plenty of questions from listeners, a brief look ahead to United's Europa League fixture with AZ Alkmaar, and an interview with Omar Chaudhuri, Head of Football Intelligence at 21st Club, a football analytics company. No Question About That is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, acast, Castbox and all good podcast apps. We really appreciate your support. Please hit that subscribe button, leave a rating and write us a review! If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. No Question About That is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 21m

Good Boy, José

José Mourinho's return to Old Trafford dominated the pre-match discussion, but it was his old club that came out on top in a thrilling match. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was under pressure coming into the game;  his team bought some time and respect with a thoroughly deserved victory. Ed & Paul review the action from United's 2-1 victory and then look ahead to the weekend fixture with Manchester City. No Question About That is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, acast, Castbox and all good podcast apps. We really appreciate your support. Please hit that subscribe button, leave a rating and write us a review! If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. No Question About That is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/2041m 35s

Peaky Blinder of a Goal

United versus Aston Villa at Old Trafford. The Brummies started the day in 16th. This should have been an easier day for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men. It definitely wasn't. On this week's Monday show, as well as all the analysis of United's draw against Villa, a look ahead to the midweek fixture with José Mourinho's Tottenham Hotspur. Just a bit tasty that one. As always, there are listener questions and for backers a look at our games of the decade. No Question About That is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, acast, Castbox and all good podcast apps. We really appreciate your support. Please hit that subscribe button, leave a rating and write us a review! If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. No Question About That is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 9m

New Beginnings

We've got some news to share. After 10 years and 400 episodes we've changed our name. We thought long and hard over this decision. On the one hand, its a much-loved (well, at least by some) and widely known podcast. We like to think that if we’re not the best fan-produced Manchester United podcast, then we’re at least in the top 1. Yet, times also move on, and in the age of Fan TV, the title doesn’t reflect the thoughtful, critical and analytical approach we take to producing the podcast each week. When it came to picking a new name, there really was a standout choice: No Question About That, Fergie’s catchphrase.You’ll notice some other changes too, some straight away, some in the coming weeks. First, we are committing to being much more timely with the content… and we’re also moving to two episodes a week.In this episode… United's defeat in Astana and a look ahead to the weekend fixture agains Aston Villa. No Question About That is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, acast, Castbox and all good podcast apps. We really appreciate your support. Please hit that subscribe button, leave a rating and write us a review! If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. No Question About That is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/2035m 29s

Papering Over the Cracks

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team escaped with a draw at Sheffield United, but for 71 awful minutes the home side was the only team in play. United were horrible, as bad as anything we've seen this season. Then, inexplicably, a goal out of nothing sparked 10 frenzied minutes in which Solskjaer's side almost took an unlikely win.Ed & Paul look back on all the drama from Brammall Lane and ask – with Mauricio Pochettino out of work – whether there are better options out there?There's a short preview of Thursday's fixture against Astana, plenty of listener questions, a big announcement, and for backers, we talk about United's goals of the decade! No Question About That is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, acast, Castbox and all good podcast apps. We really appreciate your support. Please hit that subscribe button, leave a rating and write us a review! If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. No Question About That is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/2046m 17s

Overlapping Centre-Backs Flummoxing Forwards

No game to review this week, but plenty of international football to discuss with many of United's squad involved in games. There's a bumper pack of listener questions to discuss and a look ahead to the weekend game with Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. For backers, we discuss our United player of the Decade: the winner to be revealed on the main pod in the lead up to the New Year. No Question About That is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, acast, Castbox and all good podcast apps. We really appreciate your support. Please hit that subscribe button, leave a rating and write us a review! If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. No Question About That is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 6m

Rule of Three

Two victories to discuss this week: two games in which Manchester United scored three. First, Ed & Paul discuss a 3-0 win over Partizan at Old Trafford, a result that sends the Reds through to the knock-out stages of the Europa League. Then there's a fine victory over Brighton to cap off a good week for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. It's the international break next week week so no previews, but there's even more questions in the mailbag than usual. For backers, the managerial merry-go-round in European football. No Question About That is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, acast, Castbox and all good podcast apps. We really appreciate your support. Please hit that subscribe button, leave a rating and write us a review! If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. No Question About That is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/2052m 7s

Impotence

United lost at Bournemouth as any momentum Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team had gained over the past fortnight evaporated during a miserable day on the south coast. Bournemouth deserved the victory; United came away with nothing after a performance of miserable impotence.Also on this week's show: a look ahead to games against Partizan and Brighton at Old Trafford, plenty of listener questions and, for backers, we rank United's post-Fergie managers. Spoiler: It's not looking good for Ole. No Question About That is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, acast, Castbox and all good podcast apps. We really appreciate your support. Please hit that subscribe button, leave a rating and write us a review! If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. No Question About That is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 17m

McSauce … Back of the net!

Two victories on the road in a week. What has become of Manchester United?!  First, the reds won at Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League, then a comfortable victory at Norwich. Has the tide finally turned on a challenging season? Ed & Paul digest the fallout from the week's fixtures. Also on this week's pod, a look ahead to a United's games against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup and Bournemouth in the Premier League. For backers, Ed & Paul take a look at the state of the Premier League title race and relegation battle. No Question About That is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, acast, Castbox and all good podcast apps. We really appreciate your support. Please hit that subscribe button, leave a rating and write us a review! If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. No Question About That is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 3m

Could be Worse

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side earned a draw with Liverpool at Old Trafford, but could it have been so much more. Ed & Paul discuss all the fallout from United's game with Liverpool where the home side emerged with some credit after a more competitive performance than of late. Can the result kick-start United's season? There's a discussion about Ed Woodward's recent PR offensive, with the United chief exec really keen to let you know that commercial priorities have no impact on how United run the "football side of the business." Finally, there's a look ahead to fixtures against Partizan Belgrade and Norwich City. No Question About That is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, acast, Castbox and all good podcast apps. We really appreciate your support. Please hit that subscribe button, leave a rating and write us a review! If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. No Question About That is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/2046m 52s

Fatalism, Inc.

United lost at Newcastle. It was just about as bad as anything in the post-Fergie era. Fans are calling for Ole's head. Would it make a difference? Probably not. Ed & Paul discuss United's draw with Alkmaar, defeat at Newcastle, and the upcoming game against Liverpool. Sorry folks, but very little of it is positive. For backers we discuss our favourite sports. No Question About That is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, acast, Castbox and all good podcast apps. We really appreciate your support. Please hit that subscribe button, leave a rating and write us a review! If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. No Question About That is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 2m

Asta-nah, etc

What a week. Narrow victory over Kazakhstan Champions Astana, was followed by a thorough hammering in the East End, and then a penalty-shootout victory over might Rochdale. Questions are asked!Ed & Paul discuss the week's games, look ahead to Arsenal next Monday, dive into United's annual financial results, and take all your questions. Well, nearly all of them (no, not nearly all of them).For backers commentary on the Rochdale game. No, really. No Question About That is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, acast, Castbox and all good podcast apps. We really appreciate your support. Please hit that subscribe button, leave a rating and write us a review! If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. No Question About That is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 5m

Foxes, Tamed

Victory over Leicester City was something of a surprise given the dominant narrative around these two sides. The Foxes are a team on the rise, with a high quality midfield, and an in-form striker. United, by contrast, a team in perpetual transition, with a midfield as weak as any in living memory. The result, a 1-0 victory, broke this narrative, although the game played out to a predictable pattern.Ed & Paul discuss the weekend's victory, look forward to United's Europa League kick-off at home to FC Astana and preview the upcoming match at West Ham.As always, there are plenty of listener questions answered and for backers, Space, the Final Frontier. No Question About That is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, acast, Castbox and all good podcast apps. We really appreciate your support. Please hit that subscribe button, leave a rating and write us a review! If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. No Question About That is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 3m

AQA

United continued a disappointing start to the season with a draw at Southampton, although Welsh youngster Daniel James scored another fine goal. On this episode Ed & Paul briefly look back to the game at St. Mary's, preview United's weekend fixture against Leicester and then take lots of listener questions. No Question About That is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, acast, Castbox and all good podcast apps. We really appreciate your support. Please hit that subscribe button, leave a rating and write us a review! If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. No Question About That is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 10m

Rash Decisions Cost Reds

So much for the promising start to the season. It was always going to be a bumpy campaign, but few envisioned United dropping points at home to Crystal Palace, and in such devastating fashion. Ed & Paul look back at United's weekend defeat, concluding Ole has many problems to address if the Reds are to progress this season.There are plenty of listener questions, a look ahead to United's game against Southampton at the weekend, a (very brief) chat about cricket and for backers a chat about some favourite podcasts. No Question About That is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, acast, Castbox and all good podcast apps. We really appreciate your support. Please hit that subscribe button, leave a rating and write us a review! If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. No Question About That is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 2m

Reds Bite Back

Manchester United were outclassed three times by Wolves last season. This is time it was United's turn to demonstrate some quality, putting in an encouraging performance in a 1-1 draw at Molineux.Anthony Martial scored the Reds' only goal as United dominated for much of the match. Yet, the post-match commentary focused entirely on Paul Pogba's penalty miss. Hysterical? Much.For backers, Ed & Paul look at the Premier League managerial sack race. Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, acast and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/2046m 30s

4-0 FC is back

United began the new season in the most exciting fashion, beating Chelsea 4-0 at Old Trafford. Nobody quite saw it coming.Ed & Paul look back on United's opening day victory, review the performances of new players Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James, and pull out lessons-learned from Ole's new tactical approach. There's also a preview of United's upcoming game against last season's bogey-team Wolverhampton Wanderers.For backers, a look at transfers in and out from some of the big European clubs. Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, acast and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 8m

The New Season Starts Here

The summer's entertainment has ended, with United losing out on the famous transfer trophy having done far less in the market than was needed to revitalise a flagging club.Ed & Paul look back on moves for Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James this summer, concluding that it is far from enough to return United to former glories. There's a look back at the summer of sport, a look ahead to the new season, and a preview of United's opener against Chelsea.For backers, a look back at the Cricket World Cup. Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, acast and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 39m

The (Famous) Rant Cast End of Season Awards

United signed off the season in the most patric fashion: a limp draw against already relegated Huddersfield Town followed by a humiliating home defeat to already relegated Cardiff City. It capped off a truly disastrous season.Ed & Paul look back on the finals games of the season, unsurprisingly concluding that United need a massive overhaul if the club is to compete once again. Where does Ole Gunnar Solskjaer go from here?There are player ratings and the much coveted Rant Cast Awards, although nobody deserves one.For backers, a look back at 10 years of Rant Cast.Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, acast and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 54m

De Got To Be Kidding Us

United's hopes of making next season's Champions League were dealt an almost certainly fatal blow when the Reds drew against Chelsea at Old Trafford last weekend. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men started the game positively until under-pressure goalkeeper David De Gea chucked another one into his own net.Ed & Paul look back on the draw with Chelsea, concluding that – barring a minor miracle – next season's Europa League campaign will be nothing short of depressing. There's a look at United's squad the long-overdue, but very unlikely, overhaul that is required. And, as usual, there are plenty of listener questions.For backers Ed & Paul look at the state of play in the major European leagues.Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, acast and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 6m

Paul Gives Up

It has been another depressing week. United lost heavily to Everton at Goodison Park in one of the most humiliating defeats of the post-Ferguson era. To compound a miserable week, Ole Gunnar Solkjaer's side was comfortably beaten by Manchester City at Old Trafford.Ed & Paul look back on two games that have probably decided United's season: trophyless and outside of the Champions League once again. Where does the club go from here? Will it be yet more years in the wilderness? What can Ole do to turn the ship around when his employers put money over progress, every time?Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, acast and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 8m

Messi Business

Manchester United lost heavily to Barcelona in the Champions League – marking a fifth defeat in seven games for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team. The honeymoon isn't so much as over than the parties are now bickering over who's turn it is to put out the bins.Ed & Paul look back on two games against the Catalan giants, together with the home victory over West Ham in the Premier League. Where does the club go from here given the gulf in quality to Europe's best? There's also a look ahead to the weekend's fixture with Everton and the midweek tie against Manchester City.For backers, there's a discussion about Game of Thrones. Paul hasn't seen it; Ed has.Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, acast and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 16m

The Norwegian Option

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed permanent Manchester United manager – and he celebrated with two unconvincing performances against Watford and Wolves.For the second time in the past three weeks United lost 2-1 at Wolves, this time damaging the club's hopes of making next season's Champions League. Defeat followed a low-key victory over Watford at Old Trafford.Ed & Paul look back on those games, take plenty of listener questions and look ahead to the monumental clash with Barcelona next week. There's also a very special interview with writer Darren Richman. For backers there's a look back at the past 10 years of the Ballon D'Or.Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, acast and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 29m

Wolves at the Door

Manchester United lost 2-1 at Wolves in the FA Cup. It was probably the most concerning performance of the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer era and two defeats in two games for Ole's men. Solskjaer's at the wheel, but have they finally come off the bus?As always there are plenty of listener questions and, with no fixture during the international break, Ed & Paul take a look forward to Watford at home. For backers there's a look ahead to the Champions League quarter-finals.Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, acast and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/2055m 32s

Le Caractère

What a week. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's United side staged a late, dramatic, emotional, and very unlikely Champions League victory over Paris Saint Germain in the French capital. Then, back in the Premier League, United lost at Arsenal – a blow in the race to make next season's Champions League. Also this week, there's a look ahead to the weekend's FA Cup game against Wolves and, for backers, a discussion about retiring former manager Louis van Gaal.Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, acast and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 25m

Worldies Only

Two games, two more victories for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United. First, a comfortable win on the road at Crystal Palace, and then an entertaining game versus Southampton at Old Trafford – featuring five stunning goals.Also this week, there's a brief preview of upcoming games against Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League and a crucial Premier League fixture with Arsenal at the Emirates. For backers, Ed & Paul look into the latest leaks about Manchester City's financial shenanigans.Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, acast and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 11m

Cursed

Manchester United players are dropping like flies but Ed and Paul have somehow avoided muscle injuries long enough to record a podcast. After Old Trafford shook with noise and the players managed a battling draw in tough circumstances, the podcast asks the important question: "Has Raymond Verheijen said anything about this yet?"There's a preview of Crystal Palace – featuring a brief stat battle – and of Southampton, and, of course, a bunch of twitter questions. Apologies for the lack of backers' content this week. We promise we'll make up for it next time we're in the same country!Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, acast and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/2051m 50s

The Big One

United got back on the horse with a stunning victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The win makes it 11 out of 13 under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and takes United into the FA Cup quarter-finals.There's a preview of the big one on Sunday: United v Liverpool at Old Trafford, listener questions and for backers there's a combined Liverpool/United XI to create.Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, acast and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/2055m 8s

The Perspective Edition

United's unbeaten streak unbeaten streak under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer came to an end, with the Reds comfortably defeated by PSG at Old Trafford. It was a humbling defeat, but one that offers some perspective. Solskjaer's team has come a long way in a few short weeks; the club has a long way to go before it is truly back among Europe's elite.This week Ed & Paul look back on games against PSG and Fulham, wondering what defeat in the Champions League means this season and for Solskjaer's future. There are plenty of listener questions and a preview of Monday night's FA Cup tie against Chelsea. Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, acast and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 8m

Mike Phelan's Magic Hat

United scored a ninth victory in 10 matches under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a 1-0 win at Leicester. Back to winning ways after a what proved to be a minor blip at Burnley last week.This week Ed & Paul also look forward to United's upcoming matches against Fulham at Craven Cottage and then Paris Saint Germain at Old Trafford in the Champions League. Solskjaer and assistant Mike Phelan flew into Lyon to witness PSG's first defeat of the league campaign. Phelan wore a funny hat. As always there are plenty of listener questions and, for backers, we dive into the state of United's rivals for Champions League qualification.Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, acast and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 3m

Introducing Oletime

United's magnificent winning run under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer came to an end, but not before the Norwegian's team beat Arsenal in the FA Cup and staged a thrilling late comeback against Burnley.In an extra-long edition, Ed & Paul discuss all the fallout from United's Cup win at the Emirates and from the draw with Burnley at Old Trafford. Two games, two very different performances, much to discuss. There's a look ahead to United's weekend fixture against Leicester City. For backers, we look at some potential summer transfers in areas where Solskjaer's team is in the biggest need.Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, acast and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 40m

W Hotel

It wasn't always pretty, but United's victory over Brighton was the seventh in succession under interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Norwegian may still be an outside bet to land the job full-time, but he's making a very good case.This week Ed & Paul look back on United's 2-1 win at Old Trafford, a victory inspired by Paul Pogba's penalty and Marcus Rashford's stunning goal. There's a look ahead to Friday night's FA Cup Fourth Round tie with Arsenal in London and a brief preview of next week's match with Burnley.Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, acast and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 19m

How Good?

Six wins in a row to start. No Manchester United manager has done that before. The question, after United's latest victory over Tottenham at Wembley, is not just how good it feels, but whether a five or 10-year contract should be on the cards for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer?This week Ed & Paul look back on that 1-0 win, inspired by Marcus Rashford's first half goal and yet more proof that David de Gea is the finest goalkeeper in the land. There are plenty of listener questions and for backers a discussion about some of the classic games where United have scored five, four, three, two and one goals.Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, acast and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 17m

Oleball

Four games, four victories – apparently football isn't that difficult after all. The Ole Gunnar Solskjaer regime has got off to the finest possible start, 12 points from 12 over the festive period. On this week's pod, games against Bournemouth and Newcastle – different performances, same victorious results – and a look ahead to Reading in the FA Cup and Spurs in the league. This week's backer bonus content content looks at a combined United/Spurs XI. Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, acast and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 12m

And Solskjaer Has Pod It!

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the new (interim) Manchester United manager and the fans are loving it! The Norwegian has brought positivity, eight goals and two victories, turning around the mood in the club almost overnight.Ed & Paul discuss Ole's first week in charge, looking back on Ed Woodward's decision to appoint the former United forward on an interim basis, and on victories over Cardiff and Huddersfield. Bonus content is brought to you by our Patreon backers and available to everybody this week. Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, acast and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 43m

Emergency Pod: Mourinho Out!

Mourinho is out at Manchester United. Ed & Paul are f*cking delighted. Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, acast and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/2038m 37s

Mourinho's Pathetic-Ball

There have been some bad performances at Anfield over the years, but few where United were so thoroughly dominated. Humiliated even. José Mourinho set United up to come away with a scoreless draw. Instead, Liverpool took 36 shots to United's six. Just one barometer of how completely Mourinho has failed at the club. It is surely time for the manager to go.On this week's pod, Ed & Paul discuss all the fallout from United's defeat to Liverpool. It is a result that leaves the club 12 points away from Champions League qualification and 19 off the top. The worst season since 1990. There's a preview of upcoming games against Cardiff and Huddersfield and a look ahead to United's Champions League fixtures with PSG.For backers, a discussion of some of the best kids movies. Because fun. Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, acast and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 2m

Positive Goal Difference FC

In a packed episode, Ed & Paul discuss all the fallout from United's games against Southampton, Arsenal, and Fulham. There's plenty to talk about, with United dropping more points and José Mourinho falling out with club vice-captain Paul Pogba.There's a preview of games against Valencia in the Champions League and the visit to Anfield to face Liverpool. For backers, Ed & Paul create a best XI from all the players signed since Sir Alex Ferguson retired. It's not a pretty picture. Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, acast and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 10m

José Calling

José Mourinho enjoyed it. Marouane Fellaini enjoyed it. But did the watching public enjoy it? The Belgian's late winner against Young Boys ensured qualification for the Champions League Round of 16, but it capped another mediocre performance in a mediocre week from Mourinho's team.Ed & Paul discuss United's games against Young Boys and Crystal Palace, concluding that despite victory on Tuesday, it has been another disappointing few days for the club.For backers, Ed & Paul reveal the all-time best Premier League XI without any United players. Don't @ us!Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, acast and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 6m

Nice and Easy

In typically farcical fashion, José Mourinho claimed Manchester City had “everything nice and easy” ahead of the Blues' thumping victory over United in the derby last weekend. The excuse-ladened fallout from United's beating at the hands of the club's most bitter rivals to capped a week of mixed fortune.Also on this week's pod, a look back at a dramatic victory over Juventus in Turin. Even if the performance was as mixed as any this season, the result sent a raucous away support home happy. It was a joy to last just a few days.For backers, Ed & Paul discuss Stan Lee, Marvel and which United players are the real superheroes. Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/2055m 38s

The Comeback Kid

It is becoming a habit. Another Manchester United win, another second half performance. This time, United won at Bournemouth, but it took a second half comeback and a late Marcus Rashford goal to secure the points.This week's pod looks back on the action at the Vitality Stadium, where there was another game of two halves. There are plenty of listener questions and a preview of fixtures with Juventus in Turin and City at the Etihad.For backers, Ed & Paul discuss players who have appeared for United and Juventus. Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, acast and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 7m

The Martial Plan

Anthony Martial is back. After scoring a worldie against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, the Manchester United forward followed up with another fine strike against Everton. He wanted to leave in the summer, but does the Frenchman now have a better outlook at the club?This week's pod looks back on games against Chelsea, Juventus and Everton – taking stock of the encouraging performance in victory over the Toffees and the disappointment of being so outclassed by the Old Lady. There's also a preview of next weekend's game against Bournemouth.For backers, Ed & Paul discuss Wayne Rooney's impact on MLS. Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, acast and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 5m

Ronaldo's Coming, Yo

Back from the international break, there are games against Chelsea and Juventus at Old Trafford to enjoy. Could it get any tougher for José Mourinho's Manchester United side?It's the start of a tough run, with fixtures against Juventus (again), Everton, Bournemouth, and Manchester City to come over the next month. The United manager kept his job this week, but he could come under renewed pressure soon. With no games to review, there's a bumper selection of listener questions. Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, acast and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/2057m 18s

Making United Great Again

Victory, oh what a victory. The greatest victory. A magnificent victory. The kind of victory to Make United Great Again. We're almost sick of winning. After Manchester United's 3-2 comeback victory against Newcastle supporters got a little excited. José Mourinho went full Trump. Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 5m

A Desperate Cry For Help

Has a Manchester United manager ever so obviously self-immolated in the way that José Mourinho did in the defeat at West Ham on Saturday? What manager – a Manchester United manager at that – picks the team Mourinho selected, in the shape in which they were deployed, and then uses those substitutes? It is almost as if Mourinho was asking to be put out of his misery.On the show this week Ed & Paul look back on United's defeat at the London Stadium, dwelling on the catastrophic fallout. There's a review of the ongoing Mourinho v Pogba saga, and a look ahead to games against Valencia and Newcastle. For backers, a discussion United's young players of the year over the past decade. Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, acast and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 1m

Stretfordenders, the Hit New Soap Opera

As what can only be described as "The Nonsense" continues at our beloved Manchester United, Ed and Paul discuss the re-crisising of the club via the means of a win at Young Boys, a draw against Wolves and being knocked out of the ol' Carabao by Franky Lampard's Derby County.Mourinho vs. Pogba rages on (though this was recorded before TrainingGate), Alexis Sanchez continues to be rubbish and we continue to give short shrift to previews. There are Twitter questions answered, tears cried and laughs had, and for backers a pretty detailed look back at the Glazer takeover and how the finances all went down. Hugs. Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, acast and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 10m

Winning Away

Manchester United won at Watford, the second victory on the road in a row. Is José Mourinho's ‘crisis' at United now over?On the show this week, Ed & Paul look back on United's victory at Vicarage Road, talk about the ongoing Mourinho v Pogba saga, and ahead to a busy week of football, including the return on the Champions League. For backers, a discussion about famous United exits. Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, acast and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/2050m 59s

Louis van Gaal's Army

Did you hear, Manchester United fans are the best. Not just the best, but the loudest and most vociferous in the land? AND José Mourinho is now one of the crowd, ‘planes ‘n all. On the show this week, Ed & Paul touch on United's victory at Burnley, including Mourinho's dramatic showing at the end of 90 more impressive minutes. There's a discussion on the now infamous plane over Turf Moor, plenty of listener questions, and a view on where United goes from here. Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, acast and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/2047m 0s

Mourinho Finds His Inner Trump

So, is this a crisis yet? While Manchester United's manager might have you believe that it is all the media's fault, Ed & Paul wonder whether José Mourinho's hyperbolic performance this week might not have been a smokescreen. After all, it wasn't the media that put three past his team at Old Trafford on Monday night! On the show this week, a look back at that thumping defeat to Tottenham Hotspur. Is Mourinho totally at fault? Is it his players? Or the owners? What next for the club? As always, there are plenty of listener questions answered and a look ahead to next week's fixture against Burnley. For backers, a discussion about the 1991/1992 season! Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 3m

A Crisis in Three Acts

Well that didn't last long. United may have beaten Leicester City on the opening day of the new season, but it was far from a convincing performance. And if supporters thought that was just a sluggish start, far worse was to come away to Brighton & Hove last weekend. After a dismissal pre-season and a very public row between Paul Pogba and the manager, some are questioning José Mourinho's future at the club. On the show this week Ed & Paul look back at United's calamitous defeat on the south coast, touch briefly on the opening day victory, discuss Mourinho vs Paul Pogba, and touch on the Women's team. There are plenty of listener questions, a look ahead to United v Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford and, for backers, a discussion about European football. Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 7m

Hooray! It's another season!

An air of joy and goodwill has infected Rant Cast ahead of the new season; it can only be José Mourinho's joie de vivre and bonhomie. Well, it is less than a month since France won the World Cup! On the show this week Ed & Paul look back on United's pre-season in the US, discuss transfers, or the lack of, preview the coming season, and look ahead to the Reds' fixture against Leicester City on Friday night. For backers, a discussion about this season's Premier League kits. Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 26m

World Cup – L'édition de la Revue

Well, it didn't come home, but Gareth Southgate's side surpassed expectations and made the national team likeable again. Instead, France become world champions for the second time. Rant Cast looks back on an eventful tournament. There's also a brief look ahead to United's pre-season tour of the United States and the season to come. Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 20m

World Cup – It's Coming… ?

England into the World Cup semi-final. ENGLAND INTO THE WORLD CUP SEMI-FINAL. Not only has Gareth Southgate's side surpassed expectations, but – whisper it – the national team might just be likeable again. Ed & Paul discuss the World Cup quarter-finals, including Englands victory over Sweden. There's questions from listeners and a look ahead to this week's semi-final matches. Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 40m

World Cup – GOATs out

It has been good, hasn't it, the World Cup? As the knockout stages get underway, the Rant Cast crew talk about all the fallout from some big name exits – Spain, Germany, Portugal, Argentina – and look forward to England's game against Colombia in the Round of 16. Ed & Paul discuss the best moments and goals, and take a deeper look at the failure of African teams in the tournament. For backers, a retrospective on Ronaldo and Messi. Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 11m

World Cup – Lukaku shines, De Gea blunders

In this edition Ed & Paul look back on the first week of the tournament, celebrating a feast of football – some good, some bad, some spectacular, almost all entertaining. Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 10m

World Cup – Preview Edition

For the next month Rant Cast is parking any discussion of José Mourinho, the Premier League and domestic football. Instead, there's the world's biggest tournament to enjoy. One month, 32 teams, more than 60 games – and plenty of United interest. In this edition Ed & Paul preview the tournament, calling out the potential winners, looking at each of the teams, and offering up some very fun facts. Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 52m

And the Manager of the Year Award Goes to …

The season ended in disappointment; José Mourinho's prosaic side going down to Chelsea at Wembley. Not that there hasn't been plenty of that to go around over these past five long years. No FA Cup redemption to save a trophyless season. Ed & Paul look back on the FA Cup Final, a game in which Mourinho's side pushed a resolute Chelsea, but never really looked like having enough after Phil Jones' catastrophic error gifted the Blues a penalty. There's the Rant Cast end of season awards, plenty of listener questions and a look ahead to the summer transfer market. For backers: favourite World Cup memories. Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 24m

Farewell Michael Carrick

The Premier League season ended with a whimper rather than a bang – a lifeless draw at West Ham United followed by a lifeless home victory over Watford. José Mourinho's team finished the campaign on 81 points – the best total since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement – but 19 behind Manchester City. Ed & Paul review the week's games and look forward to the FA Cup Final against Chelsea at Wembley. There's plenty of listener questions and, for backers, a segment on England's possible World Cup squad. Rant Cast is available on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and all good podcast apps. If you are interested in supporting the show and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by the award-winning Tom Jenkins.
09/01/201h 29m

Sir Alex

This would have been a rant about United's abject result on the South Coast in losing to Brighton & Hove Albion. About the travesty of the collective performance and most of the individuals last Friday. About Jose Mourinho's tactics and his decision to throw his players under the bus. Yet again. But then Sir Alex Ferguson fell seriously ill. It kinda put things into perspective.  If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins
09/01/201h 6m

Specialist in Failure

So it is goodbye to the specialist in failure who signed off at Old Trafford with … another failure. This time it was close, with Arsenal's youngsters giving a good account of themselves until Marouane Fellaini's injury-time winner. How fitting victory should come in Fergie-time, with Sir Alex leading the pre-match ceremonies. Ed & Paul look back on the weekend's late victory over Arsene Wenger's side, ahead to a match with Bright & Hove Albion, and take plenty of listener questions. For backers, a look back at Andrea Iniesta's career. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/2059m 39s

They Got a bit Spursy

Another FA Cup semi-final, another victory as United cruised past Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley last weekend. The Reds won 2-1, but it seemed a lot easier than that. Could the season end on a high after all? Ed & Paul look back on the weekend's FA Cup action, discuss prospects for the final against Chelsea and look ahead to Premier League fixture with Arsenal. For Patreon backers, a discussion about the fraud that is Arsene Wenger. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/2059m 46s

Handing City the Title on a Plate

Well that was good, wasn't it? After last week's comeback victory over Manchester City at the Etihad, Jose Mourinho's handed the Blues the Premier League title by losing to West Brom. The worst team in the league. At home. Again. It sucks and so did most of United's players. Ed & Paul look back on the weekend's loss and ask what it means for the biggest game of the season to date: United's semi-final with Spurs at Wembley this weekend. There's a midweek game against Bournmouth previewed and plenty of listener questions. For backers, we look at some classic FA Cup semi-finals from the 1980s, 90s and 2000s. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/201h 19m

Worst Episode Ever!

Wait, what?! Two episodes of Rant Cast delivered in successive weeks! What witchcraft must this be? After last week's "worst episode ever" Ed & Paul take on a more joyous tone in light of United's extraordinary Derby comeback victory over City at the Etihad. Also on the show this week, the guys take plenty of listener questions and look ahead to the weekend's game with manageress West Bromwich Albion. For backers, a continued look at United shirt numbers. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/2054m 10s

And We're Back!

It's been a long time coming but Rant Cast is finally back on air. Having recovered from a bout of suspicious poisoning that kept him on the sidelines for a month, Paul is ready to take on the challenge of not laughing at Ed's bad jokes or responding to the many hot takes. Paul has much praise for the glorious leader Vladimir Putin. Also on the show, the guys catch up on a month of Manchester United action – there have been mixed results haven't there? There are plenty of listener questions and a look forward to the weekend's action against Manchester City. For backers, a look ahead to the World Cup in the glorious motherland of Russia. Paul is absolutely not compensating. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/2056m 11s

The Pedestrianisation of Manchester United

A creditable 0-0 draw away in Seville and a triumphant 2-1 win over Champions League place rivals Chelsea? Well, those are the bare facts, but Ed and Paul look back on the good, the bad and the mostly very indifferent in those two games. There are plenty of listener questions as per (now that Ed has set up an autotweet to ask for them) and a preview of Crystal Palace and the big game in a couple of weeks against Liverpool. Also, Paul waxes lyrical about Romelu Lukaku and backers get bonus content on United's shirt numbers and ask "Who wore it best?" If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/2056m 11s

Betting it All on the Cup

Another challenging week José Mourinho's side: a crushing defeat at Newcastle followed by victory over Huddersfield in the cup. Defeat in the north east drags United further into a five-way race for Champions League qualification, although a place in the FA Cup quarter-final comes with a favourable home draw. Also on the show this week a look ahead to United's Champions League game against Sevilla in Spain and the weekend's fixture with Chelsea. There are plenty of listener questions and, for backers, 20 minutes of rambling about the Winter Olympics. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/201h 10m

Dogs Dinner of a Banner

From a sound beating at Wembley to a safe victory at Old Trafford, it has been a mixed past week for Jose Mourinho's side. Ed & Paul look back on defeat to Tottenham in north London and ask, "was that the worst defeat under Mourinho?" United gained some redemption with a solid, if not wholly impressive, win over Huddersfield in Manchester. There's a look ahead to the weekend's trip to Newcastle, plenty of listener questions, and for backers a competitive quiz. Ed v Paul for honour, glory, and the right to call that Alexis banner an embarrassment. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/201h 3m

4-0 FC

Under Hush Park's Friday night lights Alexis Sanchez made his Manchester United debut and the Reds won comfortably to progress in the FA Cup. In this week's pod, Ed & Paul look back on a a productive night at Yeovil, and forward to games against Spurs at Wembley and Huddersfield at Old Trafford. For backers, we focus on three ex-Spurs players who ended up at United: Teddy Sherringham, Dimitar Berbatov and Michael Carrick. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/2056m 30s

Sanchez, Announced

Victory at Turf Moor, Alexis Sanchez confirmed, plenty of listener questions and a look forward to Friday night lights at Yeovil in the FA Cup. Ed & Paul look back on a tight match against Burnley in the Premier League and ahead to another cup trip to Yeovil, with the Somerset side currently 20th in League Two. For backers, we dive deep into the Sanchez deal and the player's history.If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/201h 1m

#suckitpep

It's that time of year when the back pages are full of gossip about the world class players that United never sign. Except… well there's one, isn't there! Amid the discussion about transfers in and out, Ed & Paul look back on an enjoyable victory over Stoke City at Old Trafford  and ahead to the weekend's game at Burnley. As always, there are plenty of listener questions and, for backers, a general chat about the state of the title race. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/2059m 16s

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

After an extended festive break Ed & Paul have five games to review, including a disappointing run of results in both league and cup before the turn of the year. That changed with United's victory over Everton at Goodison Park and an FA Cup win against Derby County. There are plenty of listener questions, a look ahead to United's game against manager-less Stoke City next Monday, and a quick debate about Mourinho vs Conte, which has descended from accusations of "senility" to comments about match fixing and the Italian's hairline. For backers, a look at the best United goal celebrations.If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/201h 9m

In the Bag

Two wins in a week following last weekend's derby-day defeat, yet neither quite got Jose Mourinho's side back on track. With the Premier League title race all but over, United's victories over Bournemouth and West Bromwich Albion felt as flat as the Reds' performance. Ed & Paul look back on United's games in the past week and wonder when Mourinho's side will get over this blip. There's also a look ahead to a busy Christmas schedule, with games against Bristol City, Leicester and Burnley over the next week. As always, there's plenty of listener questions and for Patreon backers a chat about classic Christmas films! If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/201h 9m

Still Got the Blues for Mou

This pod would have been a lot more fun had Ed & Paul known about José Mourinho's Manchester City dressing room incursion and the subsequent 20-man brawl. As it is, there's a downbeat tone after the Blues comfortably beat United at Old Trafford. It leaves an 11-point gap at the top of the Premier League and the title probably heading towards the Etihad. After the storm comes Bournemouth at Old Trafford on Wednesday and then West Bromwich Albion in the Midlands next weekend. As always there's plenty of listener questions and, for backers, a discussion about the 2018 World Cup.If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/201h 1m

Dave Saves

Well, that's better. The narrative surrounding José Mourinho's side had become a little negative, not least because of United's defeat at Stamford Bridge last month. Two resounding victories at Watford and then Arsenal have changed all that. Ed & Paul briefly look back on defeat to Basel in the Champions League in what was effectively a dead rubber that is very unlikely to alter United's European fate. Then there's United's comfortable win at Vicarage Road and a dramatic victory at the Emirates to discuss. Also on the show a look ahead to games against CSKA Moscow in Europe and the derby with Manchester City at Old Trafford. As usual all your listeners questions and for backers a look at the best teams of the last 30 years. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/201h 11m

The Pogba Experience

Yo, naysayers claiming that Paul Pogba is over-rated, too expensive and never turns up! Get. Back. In. Your. Box. Pogba is back. Bigger, stronger, and better than ever before. Boy did United miss him. After a difficult month, in which United lost two Premier League games to fall eight points behind Manchester City in the title race, José Mourinho's men are back on course, with a thumping victory over Newcastle United – in no little part due to the Frenchman's return. Ed & Paul digest all the fallout from the weekend victory at Old Trafford and look forward to games against Basel and Brighton & Hove Albion.As usual, there's plenty of listener questions and for Patreon backers a look back at United's FA Cup Finals (‘coz the Reds once played Brighton in a Cup Final, you know…) If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/2056m 41s

Bridge to Troubled Waters

It has been a busy fortnight since the last Rant Cast. José Mourinho's side lost at Stamford Bridge – again – the manager criticised the fans – again – and everybody was bored by the international break – again. Ed & Paul look back on defeat to Chelsea in the Premier League – a loss that leaves United seven points behind City, and with just one league victory in four. Is this just a blip or has Mourinho's side hit its limited – a team that just isn't very good? Also on the show – listener questions and a look ahead to the weekend's game against Newcastle United at Old Trafford. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/201h 1m

Shhhhh

Victory for José Mourinho's side against Tottenham Hotspur, so why was the United manager so animated post-match? Ed & Paul look back on a crucial victory at Old Trafford, together with games against Benfica, Swansea City and Huddersfield. Also on this week's pod, a look ahead to Champions League action on Tuesday night and United's game with Chelsea at the weekend. Plus listener questions and, for backers, a discussion on United's greatest ever goalkeepers. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/201h 12m

On the Buses

José Mourinho's side turned up at Anfield, parked the bus, and achieved precisely one shot on target for the second season in succession. Mourinho was delighted, Ed & Paul were not impressed. On this week's pod, all the action from Anfield reviewed, listener questions, and a look ahead to games against Benfica and Huddersfield Town. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/2054m 53s

Plug in, Turn on, Klopp out

It's international week, which means football hipsters Ed & Paul have been busy watching Iceland vs Kosovo, Syria vs Australia, and Panama vs Costa Rica. Also on the show this week, there are *a lot* of listener questions – not that the show needed padding out or anything like that – and a look ahead to the weekend's game vs Liverpool. Patreon backers get 20 minutes on great moments vs Liverpool during the past 20 years. Diego Forlan, John O'Shea and Patrice Evra feature heavily. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/2059m 13s

When Eagles Fall

You wait years for a 4-0 to turn up and then a whole bunch come along all at once. This week Roy Hodgson's Crystal Palace became the latest victim of Manchester United's favourite scoreline. It was so easy that José Mourinho's men barely got out of first gear. Also on the show this week, Ed & Paul look back on another comfortable victory, this time in the Champions League, with the Reds scoring four at CSKA Moscow. Mourinho's team should win the group at a canter.With no games to preview this week there's a double length set of listener questions, while Patreon backers get 20 minutes on the life and times of David Beckham. Paul has moist knickers. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/2056m 3s

Bigger, Longer and Hopefully Cut Out

How big is your dick? No, go on, tell us. Some Manchester United fans think Romelu Lukaku's is rather large. Far too many have forgotten the tragic past and present that particular racial stereotype represents. Ed & Paul dissect the controversy and tell fellow fans to just stop. Now. In more positive news, there's a review of United's thumping win over Burton Albion in the League Cup, and the ugly win at Southampton, where José Mourinho reverted to type, but the Reds came away with the points.The lads preview United's trip to CSKA Moscow in midweek, take your very many questions, and in bonus content look at some favourite iconic players from the past 20 years. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/2054m 37s

Manchester United Four

Standard. Sure, it may have taken three goals in the last seven minutes to break Everton, but Manchester United 4 is fast becoming the most popular scoreline this season. It was also the day Wayne Rooney returned to Old Trafford – he was mostly confused about his position. Ed & Paul look back on United's victory over Everton, together with the midweek Champions League game against Basel, and last week's frustrating draw at Stoke City.There's a preview of the Reds' games with Burton Albion in the League Cup and next weekend's Premier League match at Southampton. And, as always, the lads go through plenty of listener questions. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/201h 2m

And That's the Bottom Line

Ed and Paul look back at the international bre…well, they think very briefly about looking back at the international break,  take as many listener questions as they could possibly get into the show and preview United's trip to Stoke. They break down the transfer window for each of the top six, Paul has a long chat with Daniel Storey of Football 365 about his new book Portrait of an Icon and for backers there is bonus content on Mark Hughes. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/201h 29m

United Still Good, International Breaks Still Bad

Only 2-0? Mourinho out! No, but seriously, Ed and Paul look back on United's win over Leicester, exactly the kind of game the team would have drawn last season, discuss the Return of the Zlat, Rooney's international retirement and take a lot of listener questions. There's some chat about United news in general, a cursory mention of the international break and, for Patreon backers, there's a tour through Rooney's international tournament career. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/2047m 6s

4-0? Standard

Well, that was fun! Ed and Paul look back over Manchester United's 4-0 victory over Swansea City, revel in the 3 minutes of glorious football which brought about the comfortable scoreline and sing the praises of United's start to the season. Tougher tests await, but it's fun for now.  There are a ton of listener questions, a chat about former champions Leicester City who await Jose Mourinho's ruthless 4-0 army at Old Trafford on Saturday, and all the usual nonsense. Backers can also enjoy an extended chat about United's magical 1993/94 side. Enjoy! If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/2051m 28s

Big Rom Bags a Brace

Manchester United are back, baby! We're good again! Or, at least, good enough to smash a lacklustre West Ham United side into tiny pieces at Old Trafford. Ed and Paul look back at the game and discuss Big Rom making his home debut and bursting all the Hammers' bubbles, Anthony Martial being brilliant for 10 minutes, Marcus Rashford being brilliant for 80 minutes and United just generally being brilliant for most of the game.  On top of that we take listener questions and offer a typically perfunctory preview of the Swansea game next weekend, have a look at the amazing opening weekend of the Premier League in general and for bonus content subscribers spend 20 minutes waxing lyrical about the best United debuts. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/2054m 33s

Welcome to the New Season

It has been 58 days since the final Rant Cast of the 2016/17 season. Two months in which Ed and Paul kicked back and enjoyed the beach in anticipation of an inevitable World War III. Yet, with the planet still in one piece, there must be another Rant Cast. On this week's show Ed and Paul look back on a busy summer: a tour of the USA, Norway and Ireland, transfers in and out, and defeat to Real Madrid in the Super Cup. There's a preview of the season ahead, some inaccurate predictions, and look ahead to the weekend's game against West Ham United. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/201h 27m

Summer Special Three: Michael Cox of Zonal Marking

For the third of this summer's Rant Cast specials, Paul gets Michael Cox of Zonal Marking on the line, to talk about his excellent new book The Mixer: The Story of Premier League Tactics, from Route One to False Nine. It was a really entertaining chat, highlighting just how much Manchester United, and Sir Alex Ferguson in particular, have dominated that particular story.  If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/2038m 38s

Summer Special Two: Adam McKola of Full Time Devils

A couple of weeks ago, Paul sat down with Adam McKola of Full Time Devils to chat about his history with the club and his very specific job as the man who asks United fans what they think just after games. They talk the early days of United Rant, Beckham, Giggs and Andy Tate, accompanied by the sounds of Handsworth Park, where the interview was recorded.  If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/2049m 4s

Summer Special One: Transfer Bonanza with Tom Coast

We promised some stuff in your podcast feed during the summer, and never let it be said we do not deliver on our promises, except sometimes. Paul talks to Tom Coast of Sport Witness about the summer transfer rumours so far; what's credible, what's nonsense, and why Duncan Castles is reporting that Jose Mourinho is unhappy. Paul and Tom talk Matic, Perisic, Morata, Lukaku (a bit), the fanboy's favourite Fabinho and, of course, Cristiano Ronaldo and Tom assesses the state of play for each of these key rumours. Whether you've been trawling over every report or have kept a healthy distance from the rumour mill, there should be something in here for you.Over the next few weeks some more summer specials will appear – chats with Iain Macintosh, Adam McKola and Michael Cox, and maybe even a couple more. Stay tuned! If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/201h 5m

End of Season Review

It has been three weeks in the making, but here it is – the final Rant Cast of the season. This week Ed & Paul look back on the past 10 months of football. The highs, the lows, the THREE trophies won. As always, there's the much coveted (not at all coveted) RANT CAST AWARDS: Goal of the Season, Goalkeeper of the Season, Defender of the Season, Midfielder of the Season, Attacker of the Season, and Player of the Season. New this season: Shithousery of the Season! Thank you for listening over the past year. This summer we'll keep the Rant Cast feed lively with interviews and the occasional podcast. Back for a full season of weekly shows in August. Special thanks to all our Patreon backers. Look out for this week's special content and two meet ups over the summer in Manchester and London! If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/201h 35m

Europa League Final Preview

This week's Rant Cast focuses on one thing: the Europa League final. Much like the team, Ed & Paul have been phoning in recent shows in order to ensure full fitness for this special length preview of Wednesday's game. The pod also includes an interview with Dutch football pundit Michiel Jongsma. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/2058m 44s

Going Dark

It should be a joyous moment, with thousands of Reds getting ready for the Europa League final in Stockholm next week. And yet, José Mourinho's team is doing a fine job of dampening the mood. In this week's pod, Ed and Paul look back at the Reds' uninspiring matches against Celta Vigo at Old Trafford and Tottenham Hotspur in London. There's a bumper round of listener questions and a brief look ahead to the thoroughly meaningless games against Southampton and Crystal Palace in the Premier League. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/201h 6m

Betting Everything on Europa Success

In the fortnight since the last Rant Cast Jose Mourinho has executed on a seemingly long-held plan: to bet everything on Manchester United winning the Europa League, at the expense of domestic league success. Draws with Manchester and Swansea City, then defeat at Arsenal has all but ensured a fourth successive season outside the top three. Ed & Paul look back on a series of uninspiring performances in the League, and the relative success of a 1-0 victory at Celta Vigo. As always, there's plenty of listener questions, and a look ahead to games against Celta at Old Trafford and Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. For backers, bonus content looking back on the 1995/6 season. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/201h 6m

Pep's Still Got the Blues

Manchester United scored victory over Anderlecht and Burnley to continue the push for silverware and Champions League qualification on two fronts. Those victories came at a heavy price, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo struck down by serious knee injuries. Good week or bad week? Ed & Paul discuss. There's a look back on the week's two games, together with a preview of the derby on Thursday night, with United travelling to the Etihad for the most important derby in years. The weekend brings Swansea City to Old Trafford, and as usual there are plenty of listener questions, with a special look back on some favourite derbies for Patreon listeners.If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/201h 8m

Special, Again

What a game, what an approach, what a result! José Mourinho's ‘tactical masterclass' in United's defeat of Chelsea at Old Trafford was, perhaps, the manager's finest performance as Old Trafford boss. Victory puts United back in the frame for Champions League qualification and buys Mourinho significant credit for the months ahead. Ed & Paul look back on that victory at Old Trafford, together with the far more disappointing draw with Anderlecht in Belgium. There's a preview of the return leg of the Europa League quarter-final at Old Trafford, and a look ahead to United's visit to Burnley at the weekend. As always, there are plenty of listener questions and bonus content on predicting the Premier League finish for Patreon backers. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/201h 23m

David Moyes Disappreciation Society

Manchester United came, Manchester United saw, Manchester United stuck it to David Moyes on Wearside. So, it wasn't the finest performance, but after two draws at Old Trafford in the past week, three points offer a great fillip to the Reds' hopes of making the Champions League. Ed & Paul look back on the game at the Stadium of Light and wonder if this victory is enough to get United's campaign for a place in the top four back on track? As usual there are plenty of listener questions and a look ahead to Chelsea's visit at the weekend. Finally, Ed talks to George Nott from Football Radar about the upcoming Europa League tie with Anderlecht. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/201h 12m

Remember When United Were Good?

Ah, draws. Familiar, comforting, draws. Or terrible, boring, frustrating draws, take your pick. Ed and Paul run the rule over the West Brom and Everton games at Old Trafford, and try and break down just where it's all going wrong for Jose Mourinho's side. There's chat about man-management and a lengthy diatribe about why David Moyes is really, really bad. All that and a whole load of listener questions. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/201h 2m

Europa or Bust

After a two-week break, Ed & Paul look back on United's past few games – against Bournemouth, Rostov, Chelsea and Middlesbrough. It has been a turbulent fortnight, with United now out of the FA Cup, out of sixth place in the league and one step further forward in the Europa League. Ed & Paul take the usual selection of listener questions and, for Patreon backers, there's a look back on one of the highlights (lowlights) over the past 300 episodes of Rant Cast – the 2011 Champions League final. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/201h 7m

We Won!

In this week's travel delayed Rant Cast, Ed & Paul look back on the League Cup Final (remember that?), celebrate United's win, celebrate the wonder that is Zlatan Ibrahimovic and speculate on what comes next. We take the usual raft of listener questions and preview Bournemouth on Saturday. Then, for Patreon backers, there's an interview with Producer Tom about his trip to see the King, and the monthly Q+A extra!If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/2046m 55s

The Sergio Romero Special

Three appearances for Manchester United's Argentinian No. 2 and three wins, with only one unlikely wondergoal conceded. Is the erstwhile World Cup finalist a contender for United's No. 1 shirt? No. Obviously not. Nevertheless, Ed & Paul look back over a week a half which featured three wins and progress in two competitions. There's an interview with legendary illustrator Stanley Chow and a preview of the League Cup final with football writer and Southampton fan Alex Stewart. We take the usual raft of listener questions and talk for absolutely ages about all things United. Then, for Patreon backers, we talk even longer, this time about our favourite gadgets and the important technological questions of our time.If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/201h 51m

Obscure European Sides from the 1970s

The last time Manchester United faced Saint-Etienne the Red Army had a penchant for smashing up European cities and the Cup Winners Cup was still a thing. The glory days, the 1970s. Time has moved on and although Reds will behave far better at Old Trafford on Thursday and in France next week, the club is still participating in second rate European tournaments. Plus ça change. Also on the pod this week Ed & Paul look back on United's solid victory over Watford at Old Trafford, with the Reds back in the hunt for Champions League qualification. There's the usual range of questions from listeners, a preview of the aforementioned game against Les Verts, and the FA Cup fixture with Blackburn Rovers. For Patreon backers: Curb Your Enthusiasm. You really should. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/201h 1m

Foxes Outfoxed

Victory over Leicester City. That makes United the defacto champions, right? The Reds were back to winning ways with a comfortable win at the King Power Stadium, but it came just days after another disappointing home draw, this time against Hull City. Ed & Paul take the usual mix of questions from listeners, talk about just how bad the NFL is. (It's bad). And preview the upcoming 1-1 draw with Watford at Old Trafford. For Patreon backers, a chat about Grunge music of the 1990s.If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/201h 1m

Transfer Deadline Day Special

Okay, we'll level with you, neither Ed nor Paul mentioned Transfer Deadline Day once during the recording of this podcast. But they did mention United's loss against Hull City, that nonetheless saw the Red Devils through to a Wembley final, and the joyous 4-0 demolition of Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup. There is the usual lukewarm preview of upcoming games against Hull (them again), and Leiceister City, a lot of listener questions and for Patreon backers, a near-30 minute chat about Italia '90. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/2057m 26s

Can't do it on a Mild Saturday in Stoke

In this week's pod Ed & Paul look back on United's draw with Stoke City at the Bet365 Stadium. Despite dominating the game, the Reds needed a dramatic late equaliser for the second game in succession. Where now for José Mourinho's side? That game brought up Wayne Rooney's 250th goal for the club to take the Scouser above Sir Bobby Charlton as United's record goalscorer. Mourinho congratulated the player by ushering him out of the door to China. Also on the pod this week a bumper Q&A, an interview with writer, poet and United fan Musa Okwonga, and bonus content for Patreon backers. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/201h 28m

Route One? What a Klopp-out!

In this week's pod Ed & Paul look back on a dramatic, entertaining, if low-quality match against the old enemy Liverpool. The Reds' winning run came to an end during a score draw at Old Trafford, but did José Mourinho's side deserve more than that? In six games against the top six this season Mourinho's team has won only once – against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford. Can Mourinho change the pattern in the coming months. It's probably critical to United's hopes of getting back into the Champions League. There's in interview with United fan Steve Burns, from Special Gun Productions and the Jim, Burns and Dave podcast – covering football and games. As always there are listener questions, with bonus content for Patreon backers. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/201h 26m

All We Do Is Win

Ed & Paul revel in another two United wins, worry a little about the impending doom facing both the World Cup and, well, the world in general, and preview the Liverpool game. There are a ton of listener questions, an argument about the merits of Matteo Darmian and an (almost) entirely positive conversation about Wayne Rooney. Whatever next? Backers' content this week comes in the form of a chat about the hosts' favourite coming of age movies. Enjoy! If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/201h 0m

The Mike Phelan Appreciation Society

It's 2017. New year, same old story: United just keep on winning. In the past week José Mourinho's side beat Middlesbrough at Old Trafford with a comeback of Fergusonian proportions, and gained a somewhat fortunate victory at the Olympic Stadium over West Ham United. That's seven on the trot for one of the country's most in-form teams. Also on this week's pod: an interview with Full Time Devils' Sam Homewood, a preview of upcoming Cup games against Reading and Hull City at Old Trafford, and the usual Q&A. For Patreon backers, bonus content on the life and career of Cristiano Ronaldo, and the monthly extended backers Q&A! If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/201h 34m

David Moyes' Red and White Army

In the last Rant Cast of 2016 Ed & Paul celebrate the fact that David Moyes manages someone else and that Manchester United beat his team 3-1. They wax lyrical about Henrikh Mkhitaryan's majestic scorpion kick, Paul Pogba's midfield performance and celebrate the fact that for now at least, United seem to be good again. Of course, there are listener questions answered and a brief mention of upcoming games against Middlesbrough and West Ham. And in bonus content, the discussion focuses on Carrie Fisher, Star Wars in general and Rogue One in particular. It gets (un)surprisingly nerdy. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/2057m 49s

Two Wins in a Row Special Collectors’ Edition

For the first time in a long time, Ed & Paul get to look back on two United wins. They run the rule over the Red Devils' win over Zorya Luhansk in a very cold Odessa and over Tottenham Hotspur at an altogether more temperate Old Trafford. Things are looking a lot rosier than they have been of late, but can it last? (more…)
09/01/2059m 55s

United, the Very Stoppable Football Machine

Manchester United continue to confuse. After a dazzling performance in the League Cup, much duller fare was served up at Goodison Park. Ed & Paul look back on another week of no one really knowing where José Mourinho's side are at right now. Additionally, Paul is joined by writer and filmmaker Carl Anka to chat about United, there's a cursory preview of the clash with Zorya Luhansk and a chat about how "Lads, it's Tottenham," might not quite apply this time. There's an extra long show for backers, featuring the monthly Q&A. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. We are currently running our first stretch goals campaign. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/201h 11m

No Medicine but Hope

What to make of Manchester United? Handsome victory over Feyenoord in the Europa League followed by yet another deeply frustrating home draw with West Ham in the Premier League. The domestic result leaves United 11 points behind the league leaders, with qualification for next season's Champions League all but a rapidly fading dream. Ed & Paul look back on all the fallout from United's two games this week, and ask what Mourinho can do to turn results around. Is there more than vague hope? There's a look ahead to games against West Ham in the League Cup and a trip to Everton in the Premier League, and as usual there's a good set of listener questions and bonus content for Patrons. This week's special guest is BBC presenter and top red Mark Chapman! Thanks for listening! If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/201h 22m

Never Gunner Let You Down

Another game, another solid home performance in the Premier League, another draw. It's becoming a pattern. José Mourinho's side performed well against Arsenal at the weekend, but a failure to take chances and the Gunners‘ late goal means that the Reds have dropped six points in the past three home league games. Ed & Paul look back on all the fallout from United's weekend draw, and ahead to matches against Feyenoord in the Europa League and West Ham United in the Premier League. Better results to come? Let's hope so. As usual there's a good set of listener questions and bonus content for Patrons. Thanks for listening. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out our Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/2051m 17s

It's the Wall Between Us, José

It's international week so very little football of consequence is going on. In other news José Mourinho eviscerated two of his players while planning the sale of, perhaps, half-a-dozen others. Good work. Oh, and there's a game against Arsenal at the weekend! There's a preview of United's match against the Gunners on Saturday and a brief look at Feyenoord next Thursday. As usual your questions and bonus content for Patreon backers. Thanks for listening! Rant Cast has survived on your donations for the past seven years. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out the Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/2053m 44s

Pretty Sh*tty City

Was José Mourinho's side much better or Swansea City the worst team Manchester United has faced this season? Either way the Reds gained three absolutely vital points in Wales, Zlatan Ibrahimovic two goals and Paul Pogba a worldie strike. For once, supporters went home happy! United's win in Wales was in stark contrast to the performance at Fenerbahce, where the Reds put in one of the worst away performances in Europe since, well, the last one. Dearie me. There's the usual Q&A and for Patrons, 20 minutes of bonus content. Rant Cast has survived on your donations for the past seven years. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out the Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/201h 27m

Shots Fired

José Mourinho's side took 37 shots against Burnley at Old Trafford and failed to score. THIRTY SEVEN. Zlatan Ibrahimovic was responsible for a good chunk of them. Ed & Paul discuss the misfiring Swede and United's failure to keep pace with rivals at the top of the Premier League after the disappointing home draw with the Clarets. There's also a review of the Reds' defeat at Stamford Bridge, together with the victory over Manchester City in the League Cup. To round off the  show there's a preview of upcoming games with Fenerbahce and Swansea City and the usual Q&A. For Patreon backers bonus content and the monthly backer- Q&A. Rant Cast has survived on your donations for the past seven years. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out the Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/201h 5m

Jose Brought His Bus

This week Ed & Paul look back on United's thrilling 0-0 draw with Liverpool at Anfield and debate just how parked Jose's bus was. They revel in the 4-1 (or was it 5-0?) win over Fenerbahce, glory in Robin's return and look forward to MASSIVE games against Chelsea and Manchester City. Patreon backers will also hear a 20 minute chat about the television programmes of Aaron Sorkin because that's how we do. Rant Cast has survived on your donations for the past seven years. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out the Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/201h 0m

Anfield Calling

No games this week – well none of note – with international week getting in the way of Rant Cast's main weekly content: Manchester United! Plenty of football to look forward to though, with United travelling to face a resurgent Liverpool at Anfield and then hosting Fenerbache in the Europa League at Old Trafford. As ever, there's plenty listener questions and for Patreons there's a long discussion about podcasts (other than Rant Cast)! (more…)
09/01/201h 0m

Frustration, a Noun

It's the hope that kills you, right? Yet, the frustration in scoring just once from 24 shots at goal is not that Manchester United failed to beat Stoke City at Old Trafford, but that José Mourinho's side should have won by a cricket score. United created "no sustained pressure," claimed Stoke manager Mark Hughes. Who was he kidding; this was the Reds' best performance of the season to date. (more…)
09/01/2054m 39s

Drop It Like It's Hot

In this week's show Ed & Paul meet to discuss Manchester United's trip to Northampton and the comfortable 4-1 win against Champions Leicester City. United looked like a different team at Old Trafford on Saturday, for no obvious reason that anyone could work out. They offeran in-depth preview of United's game against Zorya Luhansk on Thursday—or at least Ed tells us all where they play their home games—and look forward to the visit of Mark Hughes' stuttering Stoke City. For Patreons there's a long chat about the 2005 Ashes series and the special monthly Q&A edition. Rant Cast has survived on your donations for the past seven years. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out the Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/2053m 10s

The Actually We're Terrible Again Edition

After the joy and optimism of August, Manchester United have crashed into September like some sort of thing crashing into a thing it definitely should not have crashed into. Ed and Paul convene to reluctantly discuss three defeats on the bounce for Jose Mourinho's men. The subject of Wayne Rooney inevitably comes up, as does chat about Pep out tactic-ing Jose, the abject defeat at Feyenoord and the omnishambles at Watford. In a profoundly against type turn of events, Ed is pretty upbeat whilst Paul is generally miserable about the whole affair. There are listener questions, music chat on the Patreon bonus content and a very special playout track from one of the very first Friends of the Rant Cast, Awate. Rant Cast has survived on your donations for the past seven years. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out the Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/2056m 39s

Talking with the Enemy

With the derby coming up, we decided to record a little bonus episode, chatting with Bleacher Report's Manchester City Correspondent and Manchester Evening News journalist Rob Pollard about the City perspective on the game. We talk Pep, obviously, and in spite of Paul's best efforts to keep the City love in to a minimum, Rob waxes lyrical about the career of Yaya Toure. Rob is very fair minded on United and has interesting things to say about the rivalry from a City perspective and working on a Sports Desk at the global epicentre of football. This content is free to all listeners, and is made possible by the backers over at Patreon.com/Rantcast.  If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out the Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/2034m 2s

José vs Pep, Part XII

Another international week, another series of pointless World Cup qualifiers. Another crap England performance? Oh yeah! Injuries? You betchya! Players knackered after tens of thousands of miles on a plane. Sure thing! But at least there's the derby to look forward to. Ed & Paul look forward to José Mourinho vs Pep Guardiola once again as United faces City at Old Trafford. The Spaniard has the edge in the head-to-head record, but whose team has settled better into the new season? As always, there's plenty of listener questions and bonus content for Patreon backers. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out the Patreon page. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul @UtdRantCast, Ed @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins TEEJSOUND @Teejsound.
09/01/201h 1m

Mourinho Time

Feels good, doesn't it? Victory. Not just any victory though, but one achieved with a goal deep into ‘Fergie Time'. The players loved it, the fans loved it. Even José Mourinho seemed to love it. In this episode Ed & Paul look back on United's win over Hull City at the KC Stadium; one that came through Marcus Rashford's 92nd winner. With no game next week, there's a look ahead to the international break, and plenty of your questions. Bonus content for Patreon backers includes an additional 30 minute Q&A. If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out the Patreon page. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul @UtdRantCast, Ed @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins TEEJSOUND @Teejsound.
09/01/201h 7m

The We're Quite Good Edition

Comfortable victory over a decent side? Check! Two goals from new star striker? Check Check! Outstanding performance from world-class, world-record purchase? Check! Check! Check! In this episode Ed & Paul look back on United's victory over Southampton at Old Trafford, including Paul Pogba's second United debut, Zlatan's double and LOTS of confidence gained. As ever, there are your questions, a look ahead to next week's game against Hull City, and bonus content for Patreon backers! If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out the Patreon page. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul @UtdRantCast, Ed @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins TEEJSOUND @Teejsound.
09/01/2048m 41s

Back in Business

Back to that winning feeling. Last season Manchester United collapsed at Bournemouth – it seemed to say much about Louis van Gaal's team. No longer, with José Mourinho's side returning to Dean Court to seal a comfortable win, although not one that always brought back the style. That time will come, but for now the Portuguese has two victories from two competitive matches. Ed & Paul look back on United's opening Premier League match, look forward to Paul Pogba's return against Southampton this Friday and take your questions. There's bonus content for Patreon backers! If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out the Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/2048m 22s

#PogCash

Same old United, always winning – at Wembley. José Mourinho's team returned to the capital just 78 days after collecting the FA Cup to bag the Community Shield with victory over Leicester City. Much has changed in the interim: new manager, new faces, and a new belief that the dark times of the past three seasons are now over. Ed & Paul review United's performance at Wembley, and look forward to the new campaign proper, which begins against Bournemouth at Dean Court next weekend. There's a discussion about United's latest move in the transfer market, for Paul Pogba, your questions answered, and bonus content (for Patreon backers!) If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out the Patreon crowdfunding page. Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins – TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/201h 22m

The Season Begins!

Summer's gone, so sang the Boo Radleys. Not a few weeks since the final Euro 2016 ball was kicked and here we are gearing up for the start of the new campaign. Ed & Paul return with a review of Manchester United's pre-season efforts, a look at the evolving squad under José Mourinho, and a preview of this weekend's Community Shield against Leicester City at Wembley. All of that plus your questions, and an introduction to Rant Cast's Patreon crowd-funding campaign. Enjoy! If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out the Patreon crowdfunding page.Talk to us on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant. Rant Cast is produced by Tom Jenkins at TEEJSOUND / @Teejsound
09/01/201h 12m

Euro Cast – La Fin

It's over. The longest, biggest and most negative (?) European Championships in history finished with Portugal, minus a hobbling Cristiano Ronaldo, beating France in Paris. Glory for Ronnie and Nani, tears for the French – Patrice Evra, Morgan Schneiderlin and Anthony Martial included. All of that and more on the final Euro Cast! If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out the Patreon page.
09/01/2055m 42s

Euro Cast – Doing the Zaza

There's a 1,000 ways to leave your lover, but even more to miss a penalty. Italy and Germany went at it hammer and tongs for 120 minutes of enthralling Euro 2016 quarter-final action – only to produce one of the lowest quality (and most entertaining) penalty shoot-outs in history. Rant Euro Cast covers this and the rest of the quarter-final actions – and looks forward to two semi-finals that will include, miraculously, Wales. All of that plus your questions, a look at two significant incoming transfers at Manchester United, and Ryan Giggs' departure after 29 years at the club. Enjoy! If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out the Patreon page.
09/01/201h 7m

Euro Cast – Home Nations REMAIN in the Tournament

On the day the UK goes to the polls, the Euro Cast looks back at the thrills and spills involved in major nations trying desperately not to go out of Europe. Paul and Ed talk through each of round of 16 fixtures, chatting about how each of those teams performed in the group stages. They take a look at France's underperformance, Wales making the Euro Cast preview episode look shoddy and ill-informed, Icelandic commentary and why Roy Hodgson really, really, REALLY should play Marcus Rashford. All of that plus your questions and the chance to give away a superb Cal Gildart print while discussing the tournament's funniest moments. Enjoy!If you are interested in supporting the show, and accessing some cool rewards, check out the Patreon page.
09/01/2059m 32s

Euro Cast – Xhaka on Xhaka

Bonjour, et bienvenue à la deuxième Euro Cast! In this week's show Ed & Paul look back on the first round of games from France, where the hosts beat Romania through a stunning Dimitri Payet goal, England drew with Russia and Bastian Schweinsteiger scored for Germany. It has been a week of fine goals, some good entertainment and the odd surprise. And two brothers going at it without compromise. Last week's competition winner is Andrew Yaxley who wins a £25 Art of Football voucher. Congratulations, Andy! This week's prize is a print of your choice from the fantastic Cal Dilgart's Belle Epoque poster series. Just tell us what's the funniest moment of the tournament so far not involving Jogi Löw! Tweet Paul, Ed or Cal with your answer and make sure you use the hashtag #rantcast. Or drop us a mailer. Due to postage costs the contest is open to UK / Republic of Ireland listeners only.
09/01/2047m 50s

Euro Cast – Tournament Preview

Bonjour, et bienvenue à Euro Cast! Over the next month Ed & Paul cover the European Championships in France, with 23 teams chasing glory at Stade de France on 10 July. And England. In the first edition a tournament preview. Yes, it's every bit as detailed and deeply researched as you hoped. This week's competition is to win a £25 Art of Football voucher. Tell us ‘Why Gazza missed' this chance against Germany in 1996. Tweet @utdrantcast or @unitedrant using #rantcast.
09/01/2058m 20s

The End

The end – for Manchester United's season and for Louis van Gaal's time at United. At least the old boy went out with some silverware to show for it after one of the most miserable campaign's in living memory ended with the Dutchman facing the sack. Van Gaal's time at United has been a failure, even if it concluded with the veteran coach defiantly parading the FA Cup in front of the media on Saturday night. Plus ça change, Louis. Welcome, José. Ed & Paul cover all the main talking points from United's 2-1 extra time victory over Crystal Palace at Wembley. It was a classic ‘game of two halves' (three!) which featured a spectacular winning goal from Jesse Lingard and a fine captains performance from Wayne Rooney. Van Gaal's dismissal and Mourinho's arrival are covered in full, while there's a look back on the season with the coveted Rant Cast Awards. Rant Cast takes a break until August, although there will be a special series of Le Rant Cast Euro, covering the European Champsionships in France this summer.
09/01/201h 28m

Counting the Days

So it came to pass – Manchester United failed to reach the Champions League for the second time in three years. Confirmation was delayed by 48 hours, but Manchester City's draw at Swansea all but guaranteed the Blues a place at the top table of European football. Despite beating Bournemouth on Tuesday, Louis van Gaal's side is out: of time, of the Champions League, of credibility. United had to beat the south coast side 19-0 on Tuesday and for 45 minutes it looked as if the season might end less with a bang than a Van Gaal-inspired whimper. The Reds at least rallied to offer long-suffering supporters a modicum of entertainment in the second period. Ed & Paul cover all the drama on Sunday, with United's match called off in farcical circumstances, as well as the hastily rearranged match on Tuesday. Also this week you questions, a look ahead to the FA Cup final next Saturday, and the now weekly look at the managerial situation.
09/01/2057m 21s

Van Gaal Bus-ted

Just when Louis van Gaal's side has seemingly reached its nadir along comes a fresh blow. The FA Cup semi-final victory over Everton was a high, only partially puncture by a limp home draw against Champions Leicester. In fact, Manchester City's home draw with Arsenal gave United real hope of making the Champions League and redeeming a season. Then came two dreadful performances on the road: in victory over Norwich City and defeat to West Ham United. Ed and Paul look back on United's win at Carrow Road and defeat in East London. Just how has Van Gaal allowed his team to retrench into old habits, even with the injury crisis over and progress supposedly being made? There are your questions and a look ahead to the final game of the Premier League campaign against Bournemouth at Old Trafford.
09/01/2050m 24s

Sex, Lies and Manchester United

Did you hear the one about Louis van Gaal's sex life? It was a lot more entertaining than his football team. Once again this week Van Gaal proved better value for money off the pitch than on it as United laboured to a score draw against Leicester City at Old Trafford. The Dutchman called it United's "best performance of the season" – although he has a very small pool of decent performances to pick from. Ed and Paul look back on United's tie with the champions elect – a game that takes Champions League qualification a step further away from Van Gaal's team despite Manchester City's heavy defeat at Southampton. With just three games to play United might need City to lose another two matches. Also on the pod this week: your questions answered and a look ahead to United's game with Norwich City in East Anglia next weekend!
09/01/2053m 50s

Three Day Bender

Sore head this morning? You should have after Manchester United beat Everton at Wembley to reach the FA Cup final, following shortly on from another solid Premier League win. Could Louis van Gaal's team make a late charge to reach the Champions League and end the season with silverware? Ed & Paul look back on United's two victories this week – performances built on a change in formation and a more attacking outlook. It has only take the Dutchman two years to work out the formula, but will he actually stick with it? In addition to looking back on a momentous day at Wembley, the pod looks forward to United's fixture with champions-elect Leicester City at Old Trafford next weekend and takes your questions.
09/01/2056m 24s

The Cup Calls

They say a week is a long time in football. It is when it comes to Louis van Gaal's unique brand of football. One step forward, how many back? Manchester United's victory over West Ham in the FA Cup brought rare cheer on the road, only for the Reds' old limitations to be exposed once again as the Premier League's worst team, Aston Villa, visited Old Trafford. Same on Louis van Gaaal, same old performance then. Ed & Paul look back on United's two victories this week, and ahead to the FA Cup semi-final with Everton at Wembley next weekend, and a midweek Premier League tie with Crystal Palace.
09/01/2045m 33s

Destination Disaster on Louis' Broken Bus

The fun, such as it was, couldn't last. Manchester United's run of four wins in five Premier League games was always a mirage, containing as it did a series of narrow victories and largely unimpressive performances. It came home to roost as Louis van Gaal's side was thrashed at Tottenham Hotspur. The Dutchman claimed, ridiculously, that his side was "an equal" of Spurs – an equal in all but good football and scoring goals. Ed & Paul look back on United's humiliation in north London, which started when the team bus turned up two hours late. It is a result that places Champions League qualification in serious doubt and Louis van Gaal's job under the microscope. There is a look ahead to United's FA Cup quarter-final replay with West Ham United at Upton Park on Wednesday night, and the Reds home fixture with the hapless Aston Villa. Surely even Van Gaal cannot muck this one up?
09/01/2045m 41s

Louis, Louis, Louis

Is this a run of form we see before us? Four wins in the past five Premier League games keeps Louis van Gaal's Manchester United in touch with Champions League qualification – and the Dutchman, potentially, in a job. After victory over Everton at Old Trafford, can United now make the top four? Ed & Paul review United's victory over the Toffees, in another underwhelming display, but one that brought three valuable points. There's your questions, a discussion about Van Gaal's future, and a look ahead to United's fixture with Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend.
09/01/2052m 40s

Bitter

Victory! Over Manchester City! At the Etihad! Who'd have thunk it? Expectations coming into the 171st derby were low, perhaps as low as they have been at any time in the past 40 years, but in winning 1-0 at City's home United surpassed those expectations and some. It begs the question – exactly where did that performance come from, and why can't Louis van Gaal's team find a greater level of consistency? Ed & Paul analyse United's victory over City and look back on a more disappointing outcome – aggregate defeat to Liverpool in the Europa League. There's a discussion about Jose Mourinho, who may or may not have signed a contract with United this week, your questions and a look ahead to the International break.
09/01/2058m 16s

Apple Maps Bad

Just where does Manchester United's defeat at Liverpool in the Europa League ranks in terms of ‘really bad days at the office'? Right up there, say Ed & Paul. True, there have been worse performances under Louis van Gaal, including this season, but have there been any more damning of the manager, more embarrassing to the team, or more acutely speaking to the need to change course? Very, very few. And if Van Gaal is under more pressure because of defeat on Merseyside, then it is hardly eased by United's limp draw with West Ham at Old Trafford in the FA Cup. Finally, there are previews of United's return fixture with Liverpool in Europe and the trip to Manchester City in the Premier League, together with all your questions answered (well some, anyway).
09/01/2055m 48s

West Bromwich Ennui-Thon

Miserable and predictable, Manchester United's away form meant it was little surprise that a jammy win over Watford was followed by a disheartening defeat at the Hawthorns. Ed & Paul discuss both games, though they failed to mention that the Hawthorns is the stadium highest above sea level in the country. Louis van Gaal gets hammered, as—for some reason—does Wayne Rooney. Juan Mata's ridiculousness is cursed, but hypocritically, ridiculousness is thoroughly embraced when Ed & Paul answer your questions. There are previews of the Liverpool and West Ham games to come, though they mostly involve the sound of nails being frantically bitten as the season threatens to come totally off the rails.
09/01/2048m 58s

Sexy Football

Horny you say? Check out Manchester United’s new-found sexy football for guaranteed satisfaction. Three victories, 11 goals scored, progress in two cup competitions, and three vital Premier League points earned: it has been a very good week for Louis van Gaal. The Reds' 3-2 win over Arsenal at Old Trafford heralded the rise of Marcus Rashford. Is he United's new star striker in the making? It is now four goals in two games for the Manchester-born teenager. Add wins over Shrewsbury Town and Midtjylland to that against Arsenal and there is much to be positive about this week. The big question: will it last when injuries abate and Van Gaal can turn to some familiar faces? Ed & Paul answer your questions and look forward to games against Watford and West Bromwich Albion in the coming week.
09/01/2053m 33s

Van Gaal's Toxic Legacy

Another week, another disappointing result after United lost to a low quality Sunderland outfit at the Stadium of Light. Low quality you say? A phrase that aptly describes the team that Louis van Gaal has built. With the Champions League now seemingly out of reach Ed & Paul ask – why has the Dutchman still got a job and just how toxic is his legacy at the club? In addition to looking back on United's trip to Sunderland there's a look forward to United's match with number-crunchers Midtjylland in Denmark. And while we're talking numbers there's a quick discussion about United's Q3 results and a look forward to the Reds' defeat at Shrewsbury in the FA Cup.
09/01/2047m 25s

Mourinho is Coming

They say he is a legend. No, not Wayne Rooney's acting, nor the booze the Manchester United striker was shilling, but manager-in-waiting-if-we-believe-the-tabloids José Mourinho. The former Chelsea manager's representatives have reportedly held talks with United in recent weeks. On the pitch incumbent manager Louis van Gaal steered his side to a draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, but could the Reds have taken more from the game. Ed & Paul take your questions, discuss the transfer window, and ponder Gary Neville's faltering time as manager of Valencia. Also on the pod this week Ed & Paul discuss United's 3-3 draw with Newcastle at St. James' Park – a match that already feels like an aberration of entertainment in an otherwise unbroken commitment by Louis van Gaal to dullness. And you questions. Lots of 'em!
09/01/2054m 28s

Roo Are Ya?

Victory! Over Liverpool! At Anfield! Look past the mind-numingly dull football, searingly negative approach, and predictably conservative tactics for a moment and remember that United emerged victorious, over Liverpool, at Anfield! Also on the pod this week Ed & Paul discuss United's 3-3 draw with Newcastle at St. James' Park – a match that already feels like an aberration of entertainment in an otherwise unbroken commitment by Louis van Gaal to dullness. And you questions. Lots of 'em!
09/01/201h 3m

What Do You Think?

Ed and Paul cover one of the most boring games to have been played during the show's run, United's 1-0 win over Sheffield United in the FA Cup third round. There are questions from the listeners, and one from Louis van Gaal, whose future is discussed at some length. Your intrepid hosts update last week's preview of the forthcoming trip to St James' Park, and stare confidently into the future with talk of a triumphant forthcoming win at Anfield.
09/01/2053m 8s

Victory!

New Year, new Manchester United. Well, not quite, but Louis van Gaal's team did at least secure victory for the first time since November as the Reds beat Swansea City at Old Trafford. The win keeps United in the hunt for a Champions League place after a disastrous December. Also on this week's pod Ed & Paul look back on the Christmas programme, with United losing – in humiliating fashion – at Stoke City on Boxing Day, and then securing a spirited draw with Chelsea at Old Trafford. There's a brief discussion about transfers as the January window opens, and a look forward to United's upcoming matches against Sheffield United in the FA Cup and Newcastle United in the Premier League.
09/01/2052m 19s

Van Gaal on the Brink

After a two-week break, the show this week catches up on Manchester United's three defeats over the past fortnight. Those losses – to Wolfsburg, Bournemouth and Norwich City – leave Louis van Gaal close to dismissal, with supporters, players and perhaps the board having finally turned. Ed & Paul discuss a calamitous period for United and Van Gaal, with José Mourinho's sacking at Chelsea opening the door to the Portuguese manager at Old Trafford. On the last episode of the year the pod also covers United's busy Christmas period, which includes a trip to Stoke City, a home game against Chelsea, and a match with Swansea City at Old Trafford. Could Mourinho's first game in charge of United really be against his former club?Thanks for listening this year. Your support and comments are always welcome. Happy winter festival of your choosing and here's to a successful 2016!
09/01/201h 6m

Hungry

In this week's show Ed & Paul look back on United's draw with West Ham United at Old Trafford, asking why the team failed to score despite recording 21 shots on goal. While United's draw with the east London side offered more positive signs than the previous week's stalemate against Leicester City, the pod asks whether Louis van Gaal is truly making progress at Old Trafford? Also on the show – a look forward to United's Champions League exit against Wolfsburg in Germany and the (more than likely) bore draw with Bournemouth on the south coast.
09/01/201h 3m

Good Times

It couldn't last – the entertainment that is. And so it passed, with Manchester United completing two bore-draws inside a week. Plus ça change. First, against PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League, with the Reds' scoreless draw leaving United's ongoing participation in the competition hanging in the balance. Then, at the weekend, where Louis van Gaal's team drew at Leiester City in another thoroughly uninspiring performance. Indeed, so boring has the Dutchman's team become that regular presenters Ed & Paul are bored talking about the boredom. It's that boring. But for the good of the show and listeners they plough on, reviewing two uneventful games, discussing Van Gaal's future, and pondering a potential summer move for Pep Guardiola. Also on the show this week: your questions answered and a look ahead to United's weekend draw against West Ham United at Old Trafford.
09/01/2046m 48s

Wayne Who-ney?

Victory for Manchester United at Watford; one that momentarily took Louis van Gaal's side top of the Premier League table once again. More than a 2-1 win at the newly promoted side, Van Gaal's men actually looked vibrant in attack once again. It has been a long time coming. It was a side shorn of the sick Wayne Rooney and the injured Anthony Martial – and yet, with a new-look front three of Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata and Memphis Depay, it was a performance of far more vigour than in recent weeks. The interchangeable front-three, together with a solid midfield base offered a hint of what is possible in a balanced side – one without an ailing club captain. Also on this week's show: Ed & Paul preview next weekend's top-of-the-table clash against Leicester City, and first a midweek Champions League fixture with PSV Eindhoven at Old Trafford.
09/01/2056m 41s

Lost in Translation

Not one, but two victories for Louis van Gaal's side this week. First, United moved to within one win of qualification for the Champions League Round of 16 with victory over CSKA Moscow at Old Trafford. Then came a 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion. Yes, that was two goals – the first time United had scored twice in seven games. Ed & Paul digest all the fall out from two victories that despite bringing six points in two different competitions both came with soporific performances. Plus ca change at Old Trafford – and the fans remain unhappy. Your questions are answered, there's a brief discussion about the international break and, finally, there's an even shorter preview of United's trip to Watford in a fortnight.
09/01/2053m 0s

Forever Dull

Quite how dull is Louis van Gaal's Manchester United side? Very, if the Reds' scoreless draws against Middlesbrough and Crystal Palace in the past week are anything to go by. They were the second and third such draws in a joyless sequence. Mediocre results, and a lack of entertainment on the pitch, has led to some unrest off it – with United supporters enjoying a mini Paul Scholes inspired rebellion at Selhurst Park. Ed & Paul review those games against Boro and Palace – and ask the questions on everybody's lips: will Van Gaal ever push for a more attacking outlook this season; and is Wayne Rooney's time now up? There's also a look ahead to United's fixture against CSKA Moscow at Old Trafford, and West Bromwich Albion's visit at the weekend.
09/01/201h 3m

Dozy Derby

Three inescapable conclusions emanate from a semi-successful week at Manchester United. First, Louis van Gaal's team is capable of mixing it with the best domestically. The side also emerged from a difficult away tie in Europe with a hard-earned point. Finally, captain Wayne Rooney is shot. Permanently. Ed & Paul discuss all the fall-out from this week's pair of bore draws at CSKA Moscow in the Champions League and one of the dullest derbies in recent memories. There's also a review of this week's fixture against Middlesbrough in the Capital One Cup and next weekend's difficult looking tie at Crystal Palace.
09/01/2050m 55s

To Russia, With Love

Battered at Arsenal, comfortable victors at Everton. Manchester United's consistent inconsistency continues. United's defeat in north London showcased the very worst of Louis van Gaal; he really did get everything wrong. But on Merseyside every decision paid off – especially the Dutchman's selection of Ander Herrera, who starred in a 3-0 win. Ed & Paul discuss United's comfortable victory at Goodison Park, which takes the Reds into third place, just two points behind leaders Manchester City. There's a preview of the week's trip to Moscow, where United faces a difficult Champions League tie against CSKA. And there's a look ahead to the weekend's Manchester derby at Old Trafford! Also includes your questions and the winner of the Jamie Jackson book competition.
09/01/2053m 4s

This is the Juan

United, top of the league! More than 700 days since the Reds last topped the Premier League table, Louis van Gaal's team is once again the preeminent force in English football. For this week at least. Defeat for Manchester City, a draw for Chelsea, together with United's relatively easy victory over Sunderland at Old Trafford, leaves Van Gaal's side a point ahead of Eastland's ‘finest'. Victory included Wayne Rooney's first Premier League goal since April, a superb Juan Mata performance, and another outstanding display from Antony Martial. Also on this week's show: Ed & Paul look back on Ipswich Town in the Capital One Cup, take your questions, and preview games against Arsenal in the league and Wolfsburg in Europe!
09/01/201h 12m

The Second Best French Striker in United's History

"What a waste of money," ran the Mirror headline before Anthony Martial made his Manchester United début against Liverpool earlier this month. How silly that looks now. The Frenchman scored two more fine goals against Southampton in a narrow United victory at the weekend – taking his total to three, and the Reds to second place in the Premier League. If Martial was brilliant, Wayne Rooney was bad. Very bad. Very very bad. Ed & Paul discuss the contrasting fortunes of United's strikers, review the performance against Soton and look forward to games against Ipswich Town and Sunderland. To view this week's competition prize, click here.
09/01/201h 1m

Oh Yeeeeesssssssss!

There are debuts to remember and then there is Anthony's Martial's introduction at Old Trafford on Saturday. The French teenager joined United for somewhere between £36 – £58 million, with all the accompanying media pressure. So is he any good? After weaving through Liverpool's defence, and calming scoring a wonder-goal, he just might be. On this week's pod Ed & Paul discuss United's 3-1 victory over Liverpool at Old Trafford, look ahead to the midweek Champions League fixture with PSV Eindhoven in Holland, and to the Premier League game with Southampton at the weekend.
09/01/201h 3m

Transfer Market Special

Ridículo! ran the headline in two of Spain's leading sports dailies. No translation needed. Except that the farce surrounding David de Gea's aborted transfer to Real Madrid extends beyond the Spanish capital to some of Manchester United's approach to the transfer window. The third in which the judgement of the club's senior executives must be called into question. Ultimately the success of United's transfer strategy is judged in May, of course, but a window that began with the club having planned ahead, ended with embarrassment laid at Ed Woodward's door. Ed & Paul discuss.
09/01/201h 4m

Bored Stiff

Goals. There was a time when Manchester United scored them. Sometime before Sir Alex Ferguson retired, as Rant Cast recalls. There were none as United drew with Newcastle at Old Trafford on Saturday; and just two in three Premier League games this season. Ed & Paul look back on an uninspiring fixture – one in a pattern from Louis van Gaal's side. Is the Dutchman's obsession with possession making football boring? There's also a look back on United's victory over Club Brugge in the Champions League – a 3-1 win leaving United on the precipice of a return to European football. Also on the show: your questions answered, a preview of United's weekend fixture with Swansea City in Wales and a quick look ahead to the game with Liverpool after the international break.
09/01/2057m 13s

Rooney's Friday Night Frights

Was it Wayne Rooney's worst ever performance for Manchester United? Certainly there have been few quite so insipid as the Scouser's at Aston Villa at Friday night. Rooney, so ineffective he became a damaging liability, might has cost United dear, but for another stout defensive performance. United's second shut-out secured three points for two wins in as many games. Ed & Paul also discuss the transfer market, the ongoing David de Gea saga, United's return to European competition against Club Brugge, and the upcoming Premier League game against Newcastle United.
09/01/201h 0m

Lads, it's Tottenham

New season, new hope. Same old result. Lads, its Tottenham. Except this wasn't quite the run-of-the-mill victory over the north London side that Sir Alex Ferguson once referenced. In fact current manager Louis van Gaal was moved to called United's 1-0 victory "lucky" on the opening weekend of the Premier League. In this episode, Ed & Paul looked back on United's win over the Londoners, reviewing the performance of United's five debutant players, talk transfers and look ahead to next week's game against Aston Villa.
09/01/2054m 45s

The Season Starts Here

In the first Rant Cast of the new season Ed & Paul look back on the summer's transfer market activity, with Louis van Gaal securing five new players. Have all the holes in Van Gaal's squad been fixed and who else might come before the transfer window shuts? There's a review of the tour of the United States, in which United won three games, but lost the final match to PSG in Chicago. Finally, there's a look ahead to United's first fixture of the season against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford next Saturday.
09/01/201h 27m

[Rebroadcast] Special: Robin van Persie

On this podcast special from August 2012 Ed & Paul discuss the acquisition of Robin van Persie for £24 million from Arsenal – the player, the impact, the money. [First broadcast August 2012]
09/01/208m 0s

[Rebroadcast] Ferguson's Retirement

On this extended Rant Cast regular presenters Ed & Paul looked back on 27 years of Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford – the man, the manager, and his legacy. They discuss kind of club will Ferguson left behind, how should fans assess Ferguson's quarter century in charge, and his replacement, David Moyes! [First broadcast May 2013]
09/01/201h 14m

[Rebroadcast] He Was Sacked in the Morning

So there you have it, folks. David Moyes is no more. He is a dead manager, pining for his former job. Sacked by Ed Woodward – rather appropriately – on Monday morning to end 10 months of misery at Old Trafford. In this rebroadcast from April 2014, Ed & Paul covered this momentous occasion in depth, offering analysis of where it all went wrong for the former Evertonian, and what’s next for Manchester United. The boys talk Moyes’ failure, Sir Alex Ferguson, Ryan Giggs’ appointment, likely permanent candidates, transfer news and take your questions in a packed show! [First Broadcast in April 2014]
09/01/201h 23m

[Rebroadcast] End of Season 2012

In the final Rant Cast of the (traumatic) 2011/12 season Ed and Paul look back on United's victory over Sunderland, which ultimately proved fruitless as Manchester City stole the Premier League crown in dramatic circumstances. This pod includes a full review of the season, the Rant Cast Awards and a look ahead to the Euro 2012 tournament. First broadcast 18 May 2012
09/01/201h 21m

[Rebroadcast] Ferguson's 25 Years

On this episode from November 2011 Ed and Paul discussed Manchester United's victories over Everton in the Premier League and Otelul Galati in Europe, problems in central midfield, Rio Ferdinand's demotion to the bench, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first trophy as a manager. And on the even of Sir Alex Ferguson's 25th anniversary in charge at Old Trafford the boys pay tribute to the legendary coach and ask what makes him tick.
09/01/2052m 47s

[Rebroadcast] Champions League Final 2011

In a double-length end to the 2011 season Ed & Paul review United's Champions League loss to Barcelona at Wembley, including live audio from the night, when thousands of Reds gathered in north London and pubs around the country. Also on the show, the 2011 season review, player ratings for the campaign and the much coveted Rant awards!
09/01/201h 6m

[Rebroadcast] Wayne Rooney's Contract

In this episode of Rant Cast Ed & Paul discussed the ongoing saga of Wayne Rooney's contract. Was it a case of player greed gone mad or the Glazers' poor investment in the first team squad? What are the morals of demanding £250,000 a week to play with a pig's bladder? There is also a review of United's matches against West Bromwich Albion and Bursaspor matches and look forward to the weekend's fixture against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium. This episode was first broadcast 22 October 2010.
09/01/2052m 29s

[Rebroadcast] Sepp Blatter

In the 50th Rant Cast Ed & Paul discussed United's Premier League victory over Blackburn Rovers, a sobering defeat to West Ham United and previewed the week's Champions League dead rubber against Valencia. There was also a somewhat prescient discussion about corruption at FIFA and a review of a one-sided el classico in Spain.This episode was first broadcast 5 December 2010.
09/01/2028m 14s

[Rebroadcast] Season Preview 2009

In the first ever episode of Rant Cast regulars Ed & Paul talked about the build up to the 2009 season, in which Rafa Benitez accused Sir Alex Ferguson of being "scared", Cristiano Ronaldo departed Old Trafford, and Michael Owen arrived. First broadcast 15 August 2009. Warning: the first episode contains dodgy audio quality, dodgier presentation and even worse editing!
09/01/2025m 37s

End of Season Review

In the final Rant Cast of the season Ed & Paul look back on the past 10 months under Louis van Gaal, including the now (infamous) awards. Also on the show, a review of United's draw with Hull City at the KC Stadium, your questions and a look ahead to the summer transfer market.
09/01/202h 0m

A Season's Farewell, Old Trafford

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 the season. Ed & Paul look back at United's penultimate game of the season, ahead to the summer transfer window (where might United invest and what is needed?) and take your questions. Finally, there's a preview of the weekend's final game of the season against Hull City at the KC Stadium.
09/01/2055m 1s

Vote United for Europe!

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 fortunate to secure a win after a dubious-looking penalty enabled Juan Mata to score the opener. Then, Radamel Falcao's foul during Marouane Fellaini's winning goal was missed by referee Michael Oliver. There's a review of United's first acquisition of the summer – Memphis Depay for £25 million – your questions and a look ahead to next weekend's game against Arsenal.
09/01/201h 14m

A Season on the Edge

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 goal in any of that trio of demoralising defeats. Once again an opposition side snuffed out the Reds at the weekend, albeit with Van Gaal's side creating 26 chances at Old Trafford. Where once second seemed achievable now the Dutchman's players are looking nervously at Liverpool, with the Scousers just four points behind. Ed & Paul discuss all the fallout from United's weekend defeat, take your questions and look ahead to a tough-looking fixture at Crystal Palace next weekend.
09/01/2054m 0s

Motivate This

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 completely out of the chase for fourth place in the Premier League? And does this make United the new Arsenal – forever passing the ball sidewards and desperately chasing fourth place? Ed & Paul discuss all the fallout from the Reds defeat on Merseyside, take your questions and look forward to what should be a much more routine win against West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford next week.
09/01/2043m 59s

José's Magic Bus

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 West London. Defeat leaves Louis van Gaal's side 11 points adrift of Chelsea in the Premier League and potentially looking, once again, at a scrap for second, third and fourth place come May. Regulars Ed & Paul discuss all the fall out from United's defeat at Chelsea, take your questions and look ahead to next weekend's pivotal fixture against Everton on Merseyside.
09/01/2049m 2s

Derby Day Joy!

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 Sunday afternoon. Ed & Paul discuss United's latest victory; what it means for the season's end and for the future. And has Manuel Pellegrini been sacked yet? There's discussion of the remarkable change in United's fortunes and performances this season, your questions answered and a look forward to next weekend's huge game against Chelsea. With United in this form, just how many will the Reds win by at Stamford Bridge?!
09/01/2050m 34s

Kings of Spain

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 of United's midfield begs a question: why wasn't Herrera picked all season? This week's pod also covers your questions and looks ahead to next week's Manchester derby. Could United now be the favourites for that game?
09/01/2056m 9s

Tara Slippy G

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. United fans laughed so hard that it probably still hurts. On this week's Rant Cast Ed & Paul look back on a fabulous United victory in L4, praising Juan Mata for a brace of outstanding goals, Louis van Gaal for the tactical masterclass, and Gerrard for stamping his way into United folklore. Tara, Stevie G, we'll miss you. Sort of. Also on this week's show: your questions, a preview of United's next fixture against Aston Villa and the return of the Gilluminati!
09/01/2046m 55s

Playing the Percentages

On this week's Rant Cast: Ed & 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 excellent victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford – perhaps the finest 34 minutes of attacking football the Reds have produced this season. Does this mean Van Gaal's philoshoofy has finally taken root? There are your questions on Twitter, Rooney's punch gate fiasco and a look ahead to United's visit to Anfield at the weekend!
09/01/2056m 31s

Hoooooooooooof?

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 the run of big games ahead.
09/01/2057m 50s

Agents Brown and O'Shea

On this week's Rant Cast – victory and a decent one at that. Manchester United's 2-0 win over Sunderland at Old Trafford wasn't always pretty, but in creating more than 30 chances with 75 per cent possession, the Reds certainly dominated. After defeat to Swansea City last week, Louis van Gaal's side is now back in prime position to qualify for the Champions League – with no little thanks to former Reds John O'Shea and Wes Brown! Ed & Paul discuss United's performance, Radamel Falcao's ongoing struggles, Adnan Januzaj's bright cameo and Ander Herrera – now a fixture in the team! Also on the cast – a preview of the week's games to come, including Newcastle United in the Premier League on Wednesday night and Arsenal in the FA Cup next Monday!
09/01/2057m 15s

And We're Back!

After Rant Cast's longest ever non-summer break the boys discuss a veritable deluge of football over the past month, but has it been any good? Since the last Cast Louis van Gaal's side secured FA Cup victories over Cambridge United and Preston North End, a win in the Premier League over Burlney, and a last gasp draw at West Ham United. It's a run that has taken the Manchester United's record to one defeat in the past 19 matches. Title winning form indeed. Yet, there's something just a little amiss here. Amid the great results the performances have rarely sparkled – if at all. Regular presenters Ed & Paul discuss the past four matches and look ahead to United's game with Swansea City in Wales at the weekend – asking the questions: can Louis find the balance he desperately seeks; and just how far is it ok to take the ‘win at all costs' philosophy as United chase a Champions League place next season?
09/01/201h 0m

Hail Eric, 20 Years On

On this week's Rant Cast Ed & Paul look back on Manchester United's draw with Cambridge in the FA Cup. How did one of the finest squad's in the land end up struggling at the League Two minnows? The lads assess Louis van Gaal six months into the job during a period in which Untied has won just two from the past six fixtures and ask – where does the Dutchman go from here? There's a look ahead to the Reds' Premier League game with Leicester City at Old Trafford, listener questions and a final chance to win a very nice painting of Radamel Falcao!
09/01/2050m 7s

#Pray4RedIssue

Back after a short break, Rant Cast is (sort of) united in grief for the demise of Red Issue, Manchester United's longest running and most controversial fanzine. Sharp, incisive and never short of deliciously cutting, Red Issue has been a staple of the match-day experience for more than 25 years. Love them or loathe them, please join Rant Cast in a minute's silence and #prayforredissue. Also on this week's pod presenters Ed & Paul cover all the news that's not fit to print, including United's defeat at home to Southampton and the victory over QPR in London. After a game and half of under-performance in the now highly dubious 3-5-2 system is it time for Louis van Gaal to rethink his tactical outlook? Finally, there's a look ahead to Friday's game against Cambridge United in the FA Cup, where – unfortunately – Ed gets the opposition manager's name wrong. Now that's Alanysis for you!Red Issue branded selfie-sticks available at all good retailers.
09/01/2059m 33s

RIP $tevie Me

Liverpool is in mourning, with captain Steven Gerrard announcing his death retirement move to another club for shed loads of money, eight years after nearly moving to Chelsea for bucketfuls of cash. Regular presenters Ed & Paul join the national wailing … or not. Also on this week's show: a full review of United's disappointing performances against Stoke City in the Premier League and Yeovil Town in the FA Cup. Is it time Louis van Gaal revisited his strategy away from home, where United has won just three times this season? There's a preview of next weekend's home fixture with Southampton at Old Trafford and a look ahead to the fixture with Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road. Finally, your questions and a very special competition with Mils Art.
09/01/201h 3m

Everything you Wanted to Know about Yeovil Town (But Were Afraid to Ask)

It's the end of another year, but there's no let up in the football on offer. Ed & Paul review United's matches against Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur: one a solid victory, another an unfortunate draw as the Reds take four points, but should have earned six. Still, there were plenty of positives from a packed 48 hours for Louis van Gaal's team. There's a preview of Thursday's trip to Stoke City. Cold, windy and often hostile, can United beat Stoke for a second time in the past few weeks? Your questions are answered and, finally, the lads discuss what they know about Yeovil Town, United's League One opponents in the FA Cup. (Hint it's really not much).
09/01/2058m 34s

Non Denominational Winter Festival

Ed & Paul get together to discuss all the festive football fun, or at least the slightly underwhelming draw against Villa. But hey, it's nearly Christmas and Falcao scored, so it's not all doom and gloom for United. They look forward to games against Newcastle at home and Tottenham away, predict two United wins (obviously) and answer all the questions that the good people of Twitter have thrown their way. Merry Non-Denominational Winter Festival of Your Choosing, everyone!
09/01/2048m 45s

Prison Break

This week on Rant Cast, Paul & Ed talk prison: and just how long Ander Herrera might be dodging the showers after being caught up in a Spanish match fixing investigation. They discuss United's victory over Liverpool at Old Trafford. It started poorly – the Scousers could have taken a 2-0 lead – but finished with perhaps the best hour of football United has played all season. Six wins in a row, third place, bring it on! Finally, Ed and Paul look forward to United's seventh victory in a row – at Aston Villa at the weekend!
09/01/2059m 45s

Better to be Lucky Than Good

This week on Rant Cast, Paul & Ed try and keep a straight face whilst discussing United's convincing win over Southampton, and look back on a slightly better United performance against Stoke. They discuss Marouane Fellaini in terms that will be more familiar to long-time listeners than the recent praise he's received, resurrect the reverse-curse-of-the-Rantcast and veer off on a massive tangent about whether or not Wayne Rooney has fulfilled his potential. Finally, Ed and Paul look forward to United absolutely smashing Liverpool at the weekend, take a load of listener questions, and run a competition to win a really, really lovely mug.
09/01/201h 4m

Mauling the Tigers

This week, Ed & Paul look back on United's stroll in the park at Old Trafford against Hull City. United completed dominated the game, which saw fine performances from, well, pretty much everyone. They debate Van Gaal's "Philosophy", pragmatism, and the fundamental nature of faith, before taking listener questions and previewing the upcoming games against Stoke and Southamption, Can Mark Hughes' side spring a surprise against United? Can Louis van Gaal's side spring a surprise against Southampton? All this, and probably some more, in this week's Rant Cast.
09/01/2055m 40s

London Looting

On this week's celebratory Rant Cast Ed & Paul look back on Manchester United's victory over Arsenal at the Emirates on Saturday. The hosts bossed possession, created more chances and probably should have won; United took home the points in a match every bit as joyous as the Reds 8-2 victory over Arsenal in 2011. Victory lifts United into the Premier League top four, with the Champions League now firmly in Louis van Gaal's sites. Yet, this was certainly no classic United performance, with the Dutchman conceding style for a more pragmatic approach in north London. The Cast looks ahead to United's game against Hull City at the weekend, one of two in five days that the Reds really should win with Stoke to come on Tuesday. There's your questions answered and the winner of last week's competition(s) is… well, not quite revealed!
09/01/2055m 27s

Injury Indignity

On this week's Rant Cast regular presenters Ed & Paul look forward to United's fixture against Arsenal this weekend. The Reds' record against Arsene Wenger's side is outstanding in recent years, but with so many players injured – including three more on international duty – can United cope in north London? There's more on injuries: what has caused the catastrophic loss of players this season and who is to blame? The boys discuss whether Louis van Gaal's intensive training regime plays a part or if bad luck is at the root. There's a review of international week, transfer market speculation and, finally, all your questions. Plus – look out for two special competitions this week!
09/01/2055m 56s

Welcome to Stupidtown

In this week's Rant Cast Ed & Paul look back on the Manchester derby. United lost but Louis van Gaal's side came close to pulling off an unlikely result after Chris Smalling's first-half dismissal. Another defeat and 13 points behind the Premier League leaders – or a step in the right direction, with spirit seemingly high in the camp? There's a focus on Smalling: just how brain-dead is the United defender? Wayne Rooney – was he really any good? Angel di Maria – should we be worried about another average performance? And Marouanne Fellaini – has he played his way into the team on a permanent basis? Finally, there are your questions and a look ahead to next week's crucial fixture against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford.
09/01/2057m 8s

Back on Track

After Robin van Persie's dramatic 94th minute equaliser against Chelsea at Old Trafford, Ed & Paul discuss all the fall out from Sunday's game. The goal secured United just a point, but was the Reds' performance indicative of a new upward trajectory this season? Then there's the derby against Manchester City to come this Sunday. Can Louis van Gaal's team build on the late draw with Chelsea at the Etihad? Finally, all your questions discussed!
09/01/2055m 16s

Bad motherf*ckers

After an extended break this week's Rant Cast looks back on Manchester United's draw with West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthornes. United escaped with a point after Daley Blind's 87th minute equaliser, but it was far from a classic performance. Louis van Gaal's side created 22 chances in the Midlands, but an inexperienced back four was frequently under pressure. Where does the Dutchman's side go from here? Meanwhile, two titans of the modern game went head-to-head with book launches. Roy Keane's the Second Half was released to much media commentary, while Sir Alex Ferguson is set to release an update on his 2013 autobiography. Presenters Ed & Paul discuss. Your questions are discussed and the boys look ahead to United's fixture with Chelsea at the weekend!
09/01/201h 6m

Red Mancunian x Rant Cast

On this week's podcast Ed & Paul join Sam, Thomo, Mark and Chudi for a Rant Cast/Red Mancunian/Pride of all Europe podcast mash-up special! Speaking shortly after the final whistle, the lads focus on United's victory over Everton at Old Trafford, including Wayne Rooney, Angel Di Maria, Daley Blind, the singing section, your questions, and more Rooney. Listen to the Red Mancunian podcast. Visit Pride of all Europe.
09/01/2058m 2s

Reckless Rooney

On this week's podcast, regular Rant Cast presenters Ed & Paul look back on Manchester United's 2-1 victory over West Ham United at Old Trafford. Three points gained, but it was a result that hardly tells the full story of a dramatic match in which Wayne Rooney saw red for the sixth time in his career. Is the former Everton player really the man to lead United? There's a preview of United's game with Everton at Old Trafford. After victory over the Hammers can the Reds finally gain some momentum this season, with Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal to come before November is out? And finally: your questions.
09/01/2052m 28s

A Game Lasts 90 Minutes

On this week's podcast, regular Rant Cast presenters Ed & Paul look back on Manchester United's 4-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford. Was this the game to kick start United's season? The joy was to last but a week, with United humiliated by Leicester City at the King Power Stadium. How did Louis van Gaal's side manage to ship five goals against the newly promoted midlanders? There's a discussion about Wayne Rooney. Where does the errant scouser fit into United's side and is he proving to be a good captain? Finally, a look ahead to next week's fixture with West Ham United and your questions.
09/01/2047m 46s

Transfer Special

On this week's one-off transfer special podcast, regular Rant Cast presenters Ed & Paul look back on Manchester United's summer window when the club spent around £150 million on six senior players: Ander Herrera, Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo, Angel Di Maria, Daley Blind and, spectacularly, Radamel Falcao. In addition to new arrivals there's a look at United's outgoings, rivals' window and what might be to come as United's management accelerate squad revolution under Louis van Gaal.
09/01/2059m 44s

The Window SLAMS Shut

On this week's pod, regular Rant Cast presenters Ed & Paul look back on Manchester United's disappointing fixture with Burnley at Turf Moor. The scoreless draw came amid another insipid attacking performance from the Reds, although manager Louis van Gaal will be pleased with a clean sheet. It was also the occasion of Angel Di Maria's debut – the £60 million Argentinian appearing for 70 minutes in central midfield. Burnley followed the humiliating defeat at Milton Keynes Dons in the Capital one Club. A cluth of youngsters and fringe players conspired to produce one of the worst United performances in memory. There's speculation (inevitably out-of-date) about the final few days of the transfer market – who is set to leave and who might arrive before the window closes on 1 September. Finally, your questions and a brief look ahead to the international break.
09/01/2059m 56s

Angel Delight

In this week's Rant Cast regular presenters Ed & Paul look back on Manchester United's insipid draw with Sunderland at the weekend – a game that leaves the Reds on just one point after two Premier League matches. United laboured to a scoring draw against the Wearsiders, with Juan Mata claiming his seventh goal in nine starts in the ‘number 10' role at United. Despite the Spaniard's strike United struggled in both defence and attack as the Reds adjust to a radically different system. There's a discussion of the transfer market, with United acquiring Marcos Rojo since the last podcast and set to sign Real Madrid's dynamic forward Angel Di Maria in the coming week. Your questions, Bantergate and, finally, previews of United's fixtures against MK Dons in the Capital One Cup and Burnley in the Premier League follow. Can the Reds secure a first win of the new season?
09/01/201h 6m

Same as it Ever Was

In this week's Rant Cast regular presenters Ed & Paul look back on Manchester United's first game of the season – a demoralising defeat to Swansea City at Old Trafford – and ahead to next week's Premier League fixture with Sunderland. United's 2-1 home loss against the Swans came after a successful pre-season in which the Reds secured six victories in succession. But United's performance against Swansea was every bit as laboured as any during David Moyes' disastrous period in charge last season. There's a look forward to United's game against Sunderland next week, with the Reds having not always enjoyed positive results against the Mackems in recent seasons. Finally, your questions… on Louis van Gaal, transfers, performances and more!
09/01/2054m 45s

The Boys are Back

In the first Rant Cast of the new season regular presenters Ed & Paul look back on Manchester United's pre-season tour of the United States, talk transfers and preview the campaign ahead. United enjoyed one of the most successful pre-season tours in memory, both in terms of results and in the context of last year's failure. But can Louis van Gaal translate a positive start into results when competitive football starts this weekend against Swansea City? The pod covers the summer transfer scene – Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw have arrived at Old Trafford, while half-a-dozen players have left. What incomings and outcomings are still to come? There's a preview of the coming season, together with predictions for the campaign ahead. Spoiler alert: neither Ed nor Paul believe United will win the Premier League this season!
09/01/201h 35m

World Cup – The Final Countdown

In the final special World Cup Rant Cast of the summer Ed & Paul look back on two dramatic semi finals: Germany's demolition of hosts Brazil, and Argentina's penalty shootout victory of Netherlands. Rant Cast looks forward to Sunday's World Cup final and takes your questions. Finally, there are some light-hearted awards – best player, best goal, favourite games. International football with Red tinted glasses!
09/01/201h 5m

World Cup – Eight to Go

In another special Rant Cast regular presenters Ed & Paul look forward to the World Cup quarter-finals and back at a dramatic Round of 16. Eight knock-out games down, just eight to go as each of the group winners secured a place in the next round and the tournament builds to a dramatic conclusion. Yet, the narrative was far more nuanced, with each of the favourites – bar perhaps Colombia – struggling through the last round. What will the last eight bring? We take your questions and discuss the team of the tournament so far – international football with Red tinted glasses!
09/01/201h 10m

World Cup – It's a Knockout

In the third special Rant Cast of the summer regular presenters Ed & Paul look at the final round of group games and assess the matches in the last 16 as the knockout stages begin. This is where the narrative of the tournament truly unfolds, heroes are made and villains cast! Talking of villains, there's a discussion on all the fallout from ‘chomp-gate III – this time he's really hungry' … Luiz Suarez' bite and ban from the World Cup. This is the third of four planned editions during the World Cup – international football with Red tinted glasses!
09/01/201h 1m

World Cup – The Greatest

In the second special Rant Cast of the summer regular presenters Ed & Paul look at the first 10 days of World Cup action in Brazil, concluding that it might just be the best tournament ever! They pick out their favourite moments from the first 30 or so matches, talk tactics, punditry and England's less-than-glorious failure! This is the second of four planned editions during the World Cup – international football with Red tinted glasses!
09/01/201h 12m

World Cup – Tournament Preview

In the first special Rant Cast of the summer regular presenters Ed & Paul look forward to the World Cup in Brazil, where 32 teams are in action over 64 matches during June and July. In this mega-length pod the guys look at each of the eight groups, where 13 Manchester United players will be in action over the next month. Each of the teams is assessed on tactics, top players, major strengths and weaknesses, with winners predicted and likely outcomes forecast. This is the first of four planned editions during the World Cup – international football with Red tinted glasses!
09/01/202h 39m

End of Season Review

All good things come to an end they say. Unfortunately, there has been little good to come of this woeful season even – at least nothing ‘they' told David Moyes! In the final Rant Cast of the season Ed & Paul look back on the campaign that was, with the pod's now (in)famous awards in tow. Best Player, Best Goal, Best Cross out of the 81 made against Fulham at Old Trafford…. they all roll off the tongue! In addition to this season's long-awaited awards, there's a review of United's final game of the campaign – a spirited draw with Southampton at St. Mary's. The boys look towards the future, with Louis van Gaal due to be unveiled as United manager any day now… no really… it'll happen soon… honest. There's also a debate about the transfer market. Will United spend big this summer, and on whom? Finally, the winner of @TatianaMUFC‘s competition is announced – one lucky listener winning a personalised pencil drawing.
09/01/201h 21m

The Kids are Alright

On this week's Rant Cast, Ed & Paul look back at the damp squib that was defeat to Sunderland and the testimonial-like victory over Hull City, which featured a couple of exciting début appearances. They also look forward to the season closer at Southampton, talk Ryan Giggs and Louis van Gaal, and do an extra large helping of your questions to make up for the lack listener input last week! There's also a brief chat about transfers, and an outline of plans for World Cup Rant Casts. Also, make sure to stay tuned to the very end of the show to hear details of a contest to win a fantastic prize.
09/01/2053m 47s

Tearing Them Apart (Again)

Saturday, 2 March 1991. Manchester United 0 – 2 Everton.Saturday, 27 April 2014. Manchester United 4 – 0 Norwich City.More than 23 separate two key dates in Ryan Giggs' career – days that the Welshman will surely never forget. Two decades ago a slight young man made his club début as a substitute in a sorry home defeat to Everton. Last Saturday Giggs walked out as club manager, albeit on an interim basis. It was, he said, the proudest day in a quarter-century associated with the club. On this week's Rant Cast Ed & Paul look back on Giggs' début as United manager, assessing a performance that appeared liberated after months with players locked in a cycle of negativity. We discuss what might come next for United, with Dutchman Louis van Gaal favourite for the top job at Old Trafford. And we look at the potential scenarios in the coming weeks, with the ‘Class of '92' still keen to secure a place alongside whomever is leading the new regime. Also on the show: transfer market rumours, Champions League semi-finals, and Gary Neville's strange views, and we look forward to United's upcoming matches against Sunderland and Hull City at Old Trafford.
09/01/201h 2m

He was Sacked in the Morning

So there you have it, folks. David Moyes is no more. He is a dead manager, pining for his former job. Sacked by Ed Woodward – rather appropriately – on Monday morning to end 10 months of misery at Old Trafford. Ed & Paul cover this momentous occasion in depth, offering analysis of where it all went wrong for the former Evertonian, and what's next for Manchester United. We talk Moyes' failure, Sir Alex Ferguson, Ryan Giggs' appointment, likely permanent candidates, transfer news and take your questions in a packed show!
09/01/201h 23m

End of Season Party

In a bumper episode Ed & Paul look back on Manchester United's week, including European defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich. It was the final truly competitive match of United's season – a campaign that has now included 14 defeats across four competitions. We discuss United's performance in Munich – a match that mirrored the draw at Old Trafford, only for defensive errors and Bayern pressure to tell as the Germans ran out 3-1 winners in the Allianz Arena. On the domestic front the Reds thrashed Newcastle United at St. James' Park – a performance that saw Adnan Januzaj, Juan Mata and Shinji Kagawa combine to such great effect. We ask whether it was luck or David Moyes' judgement that brought the trio together. We take your questions, talk transfers, and look ahead to United's fixture with Everton next week.
09/01/201h 11m

Moyes Parks the Bus

In what was ostensibly a good week for David Moyes, Ed & Paul contrive to record their most ‘Moyes-Out' show yet. It was hard work ladies and gents, but somebody has to do it! The show covers the win against Aston Villa at Old Trafford, and Manchester United's brave, plucky, up and at 'em bus parking performances against Bayern Munich. Also on the pod: your twitter questions, a preview of the dead rubber against Newcastle United, and a look ahead to quite how bad the damage could get next week in Munich. After last week's overuse of the word "dichotomy," the word of the week this time around is "conflate".
09/01/201h 0m

Aspiring to be Football Weekly

Following the ray of hope that was the game against West Ham United, and the full blown downpour of dooooooom that was defeat to Manchester City, Ed & Paul cover all the stuff that matters in the world of Manchester United, provide some analysis, and ending up spending ages talking about ol' David Moyesey. With a preview of Aston Villa and United's inevitably glorious win over Bayern Munich next week, and all of your twitter questions, this week's podcast comes to you from opposite sides of the Atlantic. Which is still closer than Moyes and Giggsy sit to each other on the United bench.
09/01/2051m 3s

Moyes Buys Time

On this week's show Ed & Paul look back on a mixed week for Manchester United. In the Premier League David Moyes' side was comprehensively beaten by Liverpool at Old Trafford, leading to intensified calls for a change in direction. Rumours circulated that even the previously steadfast Ed Woodward, Sir Alex Ferguson and the Glazer family were considering sacking the 50-year-old former Everton coach. But United's triumphant victory over Olympiakos has seemingly bought the coach time – a 3-0 win at Old Trafford taking United into the Champions League quarter finals. There's a look ahead to the games against West Ham United and Manchester City, including a very special guest. Finally, your questions and all the news that's fit to discuss in a packed show.
09/01/201h 18m

We're Gonna Win the League

On this week's show Ed & Paul look back on United's triumphant victory over the might of West Bromwich Albion, compliment the genius of Marouane Fellaini and look forward to United lifting the title in May. Or perhaps not. There's a look ahead to the games against Liverpool and Olympiakos, and chat about the investment made in Manchester United by Baron Capital. Finally, there are your twitter questions and all the news that's fit to chat about on another episode of the Rant Cast.
09/01/2053m 31s

United's Response, Part XI

On this week's show Ed & Paul look back on a good week for Manchester United: David Moyes side hasn't lost a game, although that has much to do with the Reds having a weekend off in the Premier League! In the absence of football this week's Rant Cast looks back on the key news from the week, including Robin van Persie's strop, international friendlies, and that Tom Cleverley petition. Also on the pod this week: your questions answered, transfer gossip, and a look ahead to United's visit to West Bromwich Albion at the weekend!
09/01/2059m 0s

(Not) Sacked in the Morning

On this week's Rant Cast Ed & Paul look back on another disastrous week for Manchester United. David Moyes' side may have won at Crystal Palace in the Premier League, but defeat to Olympiakos in Athens might just have ended the Reds' season in February. United's 2-0 victory at Selhurst Park was earned with not only a fine Wayne Rooney goal, but a change in style that saw both Adnan Januzaj and Juan Mata start in a narrow formation. It turned out to be a short-lived experiment, with Moyes' outfit returning in Athens to methods tried and unfortunately trusted by the Scot. Olympiakos' fast-paced attacking on the break proved to be far too much for United, leaving the Reds needing to win by three at Old Trafford in mid-March. Also on the pod this week: your questions, David Moyes' future, Rooney's new contract, and a look ahead to the summer transfer window!
09/01/2050m 6s

It's all Greek to Me

On this week's show a preview of two huge games for Manchester United. First Ed & Paul look ahead to United's trip to Crystal Palace in the Premier League, where Tony Pullis' south Londoners have enjoyed a revival in recent weeks to pull clear of the relegation zone. Can David Moyes relieve some of the pressure by securing three points against the newly promoted outfit? Then United travel to Athens for the Round of 16 first leg clash with Olympiakos. United's record in Europe this season is strong, but how will the Reds fare in the atmospheric Karaiskakis Stadium next Tuesday? Also on the show this week: your questions answers, transfer gossip assessed and a review of United's training holiday camp in Dubai!
09/01/2055m 19s

Couldn't Tell an Arse From the Arsenal

On this week's packed Rant Cast Ed & Paul look back on Manchester United's draw with Fulham at Old Trafford; possibly the worse United performances of the season. Then we review the Reds' match Arsenal at the Emirates – a bore draw that exposed United's limitations once again. David Moyes has attracted significant criticism this week following more dropped points in the Premier League, especially in the wake of the United's 2-2 draw with Fulham. Meanwhile, in London the Scot's side was again extra cautious in taking a point from Arsenal. Also on the show: your questions answered and United's quarterly financial results analysed!
09/01/201h 11m

Down and Out in the Potteries

On this week's show we look back on a disastrous result at Stoke City with David Moyes' hapless side losing 2-1 in the Potteries. On a day when few could remember a performance quite so pitifully abject, Moyes' side reached what supporters can only hope is finally the nadir in a disastrous season. Time, they say, is what Moyes needs to rebuild his squad and make it his own; time the Scot is unlikely to get unless results and performances improve at least a modicum before the season's end. Also on the show this week: we discuss the managerial market, with Swansea City's Michael Laudrup sacked. We also look back on the transfer window and ahead to the changes that might happen in the squad next summer, and talk about a manager who appears to say all the wrong things. Finally, we take your questions and look ahead to two matches in the coming week: Fulham at Old Trafford on Sunday, and then Arsenal in the Capital on Wednesday night.
09/01/2050m 1s

The Pod Slams Shut

On this week's show we discuss Juan Mata's debut in Manchester United's victory over Cardiff City at Old Trafford this week. An accomplished first appearance in a United shirt came as the Reds secured three vital points against the Welsh side. Yet, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's outfit rock bottom of the Premier League how exactly did the visitors outpass United in central midfield? Still, victory is a victory and manager David Moyes will also take comfort from the goalscoring return of Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney's substitute appearance. Off the pitch United confirmed the departures of Fabio da Sila (permanently) and Wilfried Zaha (loan) to Cardiff, while speculation was high that Nani will be allowed to leave for Inter this winter. We take your questions, discuss the second half of the campaign and look forward to United's trip to Stoke City this weekend!
09/01/2051m 2s

Juan Big Signing

On this week's show we discuss the ups and downs of life at Manchester United. It has been a disappointing week on the pitch, with David Moyes side losing heavily at Chelsea and then being knocked out by Sunderland in the Capital One Cup semi-final. Off the pitch the week ended with Juan Mata signing from Chelsea for an incredible £37.1 million. Defeat at Stamford Bridge came at a heavy price, with United now 14 points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal and six behind fourth placed Liverpool. Moreover, the manner of defeat will worry Moyes – his players barely look capable of playing for the Scot, let alone willing to. Then came what many hope is the season's nadir, with Sunderland beating United on penalties to book a date with Manchester City in the Capital One Cup final. At least Moyes admitted his side's performance was abject – it's close to the first time that has happened this season. But the week ended on a hugely positive note with midfielder Mata signing a four and a half year contract with the club to set a new club record transfer fee. Finally, we look forward to United's fixture with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Cardiff City in midweek and take your question!
09/01/2057m 31s

Welsh Redemption

On this week's show Ed & Paul look back on Manchester United's victory over Swansea City in the Premier League. After three defeats on the spin David Moyes' side secured a small measure of redemption against the Welsh outfit. Three points keep United in contention for a spot in next season's Champions League, but perhaps more importantly, injects a little confidence into the squad. Yet, it was one of the strangest games at Old Trafford in recent years, with United enjoying just 30% of the possession in a match that only really came to life in the second half. Fortunately United could rely on Adnan Janzaj, the 18-year-old kid who has become integral to Moyes' side. Almost too important for a player of such a young age. We take your questions, reveal the winner of our book competition, and look forward to matches against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and Sunderland in the Capital One Cup at Old Trafford.
09/01/201h 0m

Rage Against the Dying of the Light

*With apologies for the poor quality sound on Ed's side this week due to unforeseen technical difficulties. The mic broke, innit!*On this week's show Ed and Paul look back on a difficult week for Manchester United and David Moyes, where two poor cup results leaves United's season in the balance. At Old Trafford United's meek exit from the FA Cup to Swansea City brought boos from the terraces. It was one of the worst performances of an increasingly underwhelming campaign. Then at the Premier League's worst side, Sunderland, United lost 2-1 in the first leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final. The sides meet again in 10 days to decide who meets Manchester City at Wembley. We discuss Moyes' future, transfer activity this winter, United's away support and take all the your questions in what has been a traumatic week. Finally, we preview United's rematch with Swansea at Old Trafford in which Moyes men will seek a modicum of revenge and, more importantly, three points. After all, the Reds remain seventh in the Premier League.
09/01/2058m 33s

Up for the Cup

On this week's pod we look back on another difficult week for David Moyes and Manchester United. Victory at Carrow Road over Norwich City brought three vital Premier League points, but another disappointing performance from the Reds. Then back at Old Trafford, United lost a fourth home match of the season, with Tottenham Hotspur beating the Reds 2-1. Another game, another heap of pressure for Moyes' under performing side. Also on this week's show: we take your questions, discuss Nicolas Anelka's latest controversy, and look forward to upcoming cup matches against Swansea City in the FA Cup and Sunderland in the Capital One Cup!
09/01/2045m 20s

Welcome to 2014

On this week's Rant Cast we look back on a good week for David Moyes and Manchester United. Victories over West Ham United and Hull City keep the Reds in touch with the Premier League leaders. In perhaps United's best performance of the season United dispatched the Hammers at Old Trafford, scoring three before Sam Allardyce's men grabbed a late consolation. Then Moyes' outfit came back from two down at Hull City to secure victory. It was hardly a classic performance, but in putting together five consecutive victories the Reds certainly have momentum. Also on this week's show: we have a book to give away, take your questions and look forward to United's matches against Norwich City and Tottenham Hotspur. To win Mark Payne's "Fergie's Last Stand: A Correspondent's Diary 2012/13", which follows Sir Alex Ferguson's final campaign as United manager, simply listen to the pod.
09/01/2054m 33s

Stoke on a Cold Wet Wednesday Night

Yeah, Ashley, it was good goal but can you do it on a cold, wet Wednesday in Stoke?! Regular presenters Ed and Paul look back on a successful couple of matches for Manchester United. Victory on the road at Aston Villa in the Premier League and then at Stoke City in the Capital One Cup. Three points in Birmingham bring United to within (just!) 10 of Arsenal in the league, while a cup semi-final against John O'Shea's Sunderland beckons in January. We discuss the fall out from two far more positive United performances. We also take your questions and look ahead to United's matches with West Ham United on Saturday and Hull City on Boxing Day!
09/01/201h 4m

Panic on the Streets of Salford

It's a packed show this week with regular presenters Ed & Paul looking back on four Manchester United games: Tottenham Hotspur, Everton, Newcastle United and Shaktar Donetsk. It was a period in which United dropped seven points in the Premier League as the title surely slipped away. However, victory in Europe ensured qualification from the group in top spot and an easier tie in the Round of 16. We discuss where it has gone wrong and right for new manager David Moyes, and speculate on the path ahead for the Reds. Also on this week's show: we take your questions in a busy week of United activity on and off the pitch, discuss Shinji Kagawa's eating habits, Marouanne Fellaini's texting habits, Rio Ferdinand's Nativity role and Fergie versus Keane! Finally, we look ahead to two games this week with United facing Aston Villa in Birmingham at the weekend and then Stoke City in the Capital One Cup.
09/01/201h 6m

Achtung Shinji!

On this week's show regulars Ed & Paul look back on a schizophrenic week for Manchester United. The Reds dropped points at Cardiff City at the weekend, with another lifeless Premier League performance. Yet, in Germany on Wednesday night, David Moyes' team smashed Bayer Leverkusen in the best performance of the Scot's Old Trafford tenure to date. Shinji Kagawa, Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs and Nani starred in the 5-0 rout. We praise Giggs, who turns an incredible 40 this week yet continues to perform at the very highest levels – what a remarkable career. We review "The Class of 92" – an excellent new cinematic documentary on the success and friendship of Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, David Beckham, Giggs and the brothers Neville. In a special bonus there's an interview with director Ben Turner! Finally, we take your questions and look forward to game against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane, and Everton back at Old Trafford.
09/01/201h 6m

Rio Bound

On this week's pod regular presenters Ed & Paul look back on international week, with a dramatic series of play-offs taking place worldwide to find the final qualifiers for next summer's World Cup in Brazil. Sweden versus Portugal in the World Cup was a classic; England's friendly against Germany at Wembley was not. Around a dozen Manchester United players made it to the finals. Also on this week's pod: we look forward to the weekend's game against Cardiff City in Wales and to the Champions League fixture with Bayer Leverkusen in Germany next week. Finally, we have a fantastic competition to give away three pairs of tickets to the Manchester Premier of "The class of 92". To win simply answer this question. In the famous picture of the ‘Class of 92' featuring the Neville brothers, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville and David Beckham with coach Eric Harrison, who is the player everyone forgets?
09/01/2051m 59s

Back in the Race

On this week's show Ed & Paul look back on Manchester United's hard-fought victory over Arsenal at Old Trafford. David Moyes secured the biggest win of his short spell in Manchester, but did it come at the expense of good football? We look back on all the major talking points coming out of the game that reinvigorated United's title campaign. Also on this week's show: a special interview with Guardian journalist Daniel Harris, looking at his new book The Promised Land: Manchester United's Historic Treble, which reviews the 1999 season. We take your questions, look ahead to international week, and refuse to open the transfer window can of worms. Sort of. Finally, we talk Michael Carrick and Rene Meulenstein. Injury and a new contract for the United midfielder; a new job for the Dutch coach.
09/01/201h 14m

Spanish Siesta

On this week's show Ed & Paul look back on matches against Real Sociedad and Fulham. "That paint's not going to watch itself dry," commented one Manchester United supporter as the Reds played out a bore-draw against Sociedad in Spain this week. The Champions League point came after David Moyes side secured victory over Fulham in west London. There were 22 minutes of good football in 180. Plus ça change. Also on this week's show: we take your questions, discuss Ashley Young's diving and preview Moyes biggest match of his United regime to date – Arsenal at Old Trafford in the Premier League.
09/01/2050m 47s

United on Fire

As bonfire night approaches, in England at least, Manchester United's season has finally sparked into life. There were fireworks at Old Trafford as David Moyes' side came from behind to beat Stoke City in the Premier League and then thrashed Norwich City in the Capital One Cup. Has United finally found some much needed momentum this season? We discuss the performances of Adnan Januzaj: the Belgian-Kosovan teenager inspired United's comeback win over Stoke and was the outstanding performer at ‘number 10' against Norwich. Also on this week's show:- we take your questions, discuss United's defensive problems, and speculate about the upcoming transfer window. And finally, we look ahead to a busy week in which the Reds play Fulham at Craven Cottage and Real Sociedad at Anoeta.
09/01/2053m 8s

The Book of Ferg

On this week's packed Rant Cast regular presenters Ed and Paul discuss Manchester United's fixtures against Southampton and Real Sociedad at Old Trafford. In the Premier League a late Southampton goal snatched a point for the visitors, but what part did United manager David Moyes play with a late defensive substitution? Then, in the Champions League, United put in one of the more impressive performances of a disappointing season to date, beating the Basque club 1-0 with an exciting performance from Shinji Kagawa thrown in for good measure. We talk about Sir Alex Ferguson's autobiography, with the former manager laying bare his relationship with Roy Keane, David Beckham and others. But did the Scot go too far in revealing the dressing room's secrets, while omitting to discuss the most controversial aspect of his 25 year Old Trafford reign: the Glazer takeover. Finally, we take your questions and look ahead to matches against Stoke City in the Premier League and Norwich City in the Capital One Cup.
09/01/2054m 0s

World Cup Bound

[With apologies for the less than optimal recording quality on Ed's side this week – Ed recorded from a very noisy New York City]Rant Cast returns after the international break, with regular presenters Ed and Paul discussing all the fall out from World Cup qualifiers around the world. There is likely to be a strong Manchester United contingent at the tournament in Brazil. We look back on United's victory over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light – a fixture in which the Reds' second half performance eclipsed the first, but Adnan Januzaj stole the show and headlines. The 18-year-old Belgian has become the subject of much speculation in the past fortnight, but when will the club actually tie him down to a new deal. And we look ahead to United's fixtures in the coming week. David Moyes' side takes on in-form Southampton at Old Trafford in the Premier League followed by Real Sociedad in the Champions League. How will the Scot's side fare against two teams with contrasting performances in recent weeks? Finally, we take your questions.
09/01/201h 0m

The Bright Side

On this week's Rant Cast regular presenters Ed and Paul take in all the fallout from Manchester United's home defeat to West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League. The 2-1 loss was United's second league reverse in succession, but was also notable for David Moyes odd team selection and bizarre substitutions. In midweek United traveled to Ukraine to meet Shaktar Donetsk in the Champions League. David Moyes' catennacio tactics secured the Reds a creditable 1-1 draw, but at what price? We give away two @RossoBianoNero hats and take in your questions. And finally, we look ahead to United's Premier League trip to Sunderland at the weekend.
09/01/2055m 41s

Back in the USSR

Back after 10 days off, a bumper Rant Cast looks back on Manchester United's Champions League victory over Bayer Leverkusen at Old Trafford, the miserable defeat to Manchester City in the Premier League, and the Reds' victory over Liverpool in the Capital One Cup. It has been a mixed couple of weeks: the high of David Moyes' first European victory and the huge low of City's victory at the Etihad. Also on this week's show: we take your questions, talk about Wayne Rooney's rennaisance and have a spectacular competition.
09/01/201h 3m

Belfast Boy

On this week's Rant Cast we look back on Manchester United's victory over Crystal Palace at the weekend. It took a set piece and a penalty to secure the three points against the south Londoners, but that was enough to bring David Moyes his first ever win at Old Trafford. But the real talking points from the game came with the late substitute appearances of Adnan Januzaj and Marouanne Fellaini. The Belgian teenager impressed, while Fellaini already adds substance to United's engine room. Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo has signed a new contract at Real Madrid, ending the hope that the Portuguese winger will ever return to Old Trafford. We take your questions and celebrate the 50th anniversary of George Best's United debut. Finally, we look ahead to games against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League and Manchester City in the Premier League.
09/01/2049m 8s

Summertime Blues

On this week's special Rant Cast we look back on the window that was. The ups and mainly downs of Manchester United's attempts to sign a midfielder before the transfer window closed last Monday. Could it get any more calamitous, and just who is to blame for the embarrassing turn of events at Old Trafford? Despite the farcical scenes United did capture Marouanne Fellaini, the Belgian signing for £27.5 million in cold, hard, cash. How will the midfielder change United's approach this season? Also on the show: we look back on defeat to Liverpool at Anfield – a poor show all round from David Moyes' boys. We take your questions, and look ahead to the Reds' upcoming fixture with Crystal Palace at Old Trafford.
09/01/2059m 12s

Blind Faith

On this week's Rant Cast regulars Ed and Paul look back on Manchester United's scoreless draw with José Mournho's Chelsea at Old Trafford. What does the lack of ambition on both sides say about the season ahead? We talk Wayne Rooney – the Scouser is set to stay at United for the coming year, but his performance against the west Londoners wasn't all it was cracked up to be. Still, with United supporters cheering the wantaway striker, how will the 27-year-old react in the season to come? Also on this week's pod: transfers with the window slaming shut on 2 September, David Moyes' new banner and United's visit to Anfield at the weekend. There's no Luis Suarez, but are Liverpool on the up this year?
09/01/2048m 38s

Available on the Cheap

On this week's Rant Cast regulars Ed and Paul look back on Manchester United's victory over Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium. The Reds picked up David Moyes' first Premier League win, scoring three ‘worldies' on the way, although there were times when the result was more flattering than the performance. Two goals from Danny Welbeck puts the young England international in good stead for the season ahead. Can the much discussed player improve on his meagre goals tally from last season? We talk Wayne Rooney – the player made his comeback against Swansea, creating two goals but looking well below acceptable fitness. Meanwhile, United put in a low bid for Everton pair Marouanne Fellaini and Leighton Baines. The bid was rejected by the Merseyside outfit who claimed to be "insulted" by the "derisory" bid. Finally, we look ahead to Monday night's game against Chelsea. Will Rooney play against his prospective empoyers?!
09/01/2052m 5s

The Big Kick Off

Ed and Paul look back on Manchester United's victory over Wigan Athletic in the Community Shield. In a muted atmosphere United beat the Championship side with a double from Robin van Persie, but what does victory say about the Reds' preparation for the new season? Also on the show this week: we talk about Wayne Rooney, with United apparently taking a hard line on the situation and categorically ruling out a transfer to Chelsea this summer. Then again, United said much the same about Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham. Will Rooney stay and what are the consequences for United and the club's rivals this season? We also look back on Rio Ferdinand's testimonial, the international break and some promising performances from United's youngsters. Finally, we look forward to the week ahead – United face Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium in a tough opening weekend of the Premier League.
09/01/2055m 47s

Back in Black (and Blue and Red)

Welcome back to Rant Cast. After a long summer break your favourite Manchester United podcast returns with a full review of the summer – United's inactivity in the transfer market, Wayne Rooney's shenanigans and the pre-season tour to Asia. It has been one of the most dramatic summers in the club's long history, with Sir Alex Ferguson stepping down in April to be replaced by David Moyes. Yet the new manager has encountered significant frustration, with a series of seemingly failed bids for central midfielders. But have Moyes and the new United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward been culpable in an embarrassing set of market gaffes? On the theme of Old Trafford's bean counters the squad flew more than 25,000 miles touring Asia and Australia. It hasn't been a wholly successful tour on the pitch, although three young players stood out. With preview the season, including some predictions for the campaign ahead. Finally, we look forward to Sunday's Community Shield match with Championship side Wigan Athletic at Wembley.
09/01/2055m 33s

End of Season Party

On the final, bumper-length, podcast of the season presenters Ed & Paul look back on the highs and lows of the season just gone. We review Sir Alex Ferguson's final game as manager – the 5-5 draw with West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthornes – hand out our end-of-season awards, and look ahead to a summer of transfer speculation! Thank you for listening this season – we're grateful your support, questions and comments. Rant Cast returns in time for the new season in August.
09/01/201h 10m

From Pyongyang, with Love

On the penultimate Rant Cast of the season regulars Ed & Paul discuss an emotional day at Old Trafford, with Sir Alex Ferguson saying goodbye to the home crowd for the final time. In an orchestrated farewell of North Korean proportions, the Theatre of Dreams saw its worst nightmare come true, with Ferguson leaving the club after 1500 games in charge. Also on the show this week – we look back on United's performance against Swansea City, with Rio Ferdinand grabbing a late winner in Fergie's final home game, and a fantastic club parade through Manchester. We look forward to a future under David Moyes, and say goodbye to David Beckham and Paul Scholes. We take you Twitter questions, give away a fabulous t-shirt, and look forward to the final game of the season against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthornes.
09/01/201h 6m

All Things Must Pass

On this week's extended Rant Cast regular presenters Ed & Paul look back on 27 years of Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford – the man, the manager, and his legacy. What kind of club will Ferguson leave behind, and how should fans assess Ferguson's quarter century in charge? In a dramatic week for the club, Sir Alex steps aside with David Moyes appointed the new manager on a six year contract. Does the Everton manager have what it takes to lead United to ever greater glory or will the step up prove too much? Also on the show this week: we look back on United's defeat to Chelsea at Old Trafford and preview the weekend match with Swansea City. It is sure to be an emotional occasion. Finally, we give away a Ferguson book in our new competition.
09/01/201h 14m

N-Bombs

On this week's Rant Cast presenters Ed & Paul review Manchester United's laboured draw with Arsenal at the Emirates. Just how hungover was Sir Alex Ferguson's side; and how bad Arsene Wenger's to not take advantage? The Reds gave up on a potential Premier League points record, but secured a creditable draw in north London. Also on this week's show: we talk race rows, yet again, with the PFA hanging comedian Reginald D Hunter out to dry after the the American dropped (several) N-bombs at the annual awards ceremony. Individual gongs were handed out to Tottenham Hotspurs' Gareth Bale, although United secured four players in the Team of the Year. We take your questions, talk about the Champions League semi-finals, take in some transfer rumours and preview United's fixture with Rafa Benitez' Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday!
09/01/2046m 56s

The One with Title Winning Bite

On this week's Premier League winning Rant Cast Ed & Paul celebrate Manchester United's spectacular title triumph. It was the 20th time United has been crowned ‘Champions of England' – the 13th title for Sir Alex Ferguson, and of course, Sir Ryan of Giggs. The celebrations continued long into the night… but that was just your Rant Cast hosts. Also on this week's packed show we talk about Luis Suarez once again, as the Liverpool forward takes a bite out of Branislav Ivanovich. The 10 game ban that followed the Uruguayan's antics at Stamford Bridge will give Liverpool's embittered supporters something to new complain about. Meanwhile, we take your questions, do a bit of singing and look forward to Robin van Persie's guard of honour at the Emirates next weekend!
09/01/2059m 0s

Horse 0-1 Man

On this week's Rant Cast Ed and Paul look back on Manchester United's victory over Stoke City at the Britannia, and a hard-earned draw with West Ham United in east London. The Reds take two more steps towards the title even if the team's performances have tailed off. We talk horses as a Newcastle United fan takes on our equine brethren at fisticuffs. But who came out on top in the battle of man vs. burger? Finally, we look forward to United's home fixture with Aston Villa on Monday night – a game in which United could potentially seal the Premier League title.
09/01/2045m 9s

Fall and Rise of the Blues

On this week's Rant Cast Ed and Paul look back on all the derby action, with Manchester City taking the spoils after yet another sub-par United performance. Can Sir Alex Ferguson drag his side out of the recent funk, or will United's double-header against Stoke City and West Ham United bring the Blues back into the title race? It might have been a good week for the Blues over at the Eastlands, but perhaps not those on Downing Street after Margaret Thatcher died. What was the former Prime Minister's football legacy? Finally, we look ahead to the coming week's matches at the Britannia and Upton Park, and take your questions.
09/01/2059m 49s

Carlos Le Taxi

On this week's Rant Cast presenters Ed & Paul look back on another mixed week for Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson's side narrowly beat Sunderland in the Premier League to maintain a 15 point Premier League lead. But in the FA Cup, Fergie's side went crashing out after defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The manager seemingly prioritised the league, but was he right to do so? Also on this week's show – we talk Carlos Tevez. The Argentinian striker was given 250 hours community service for driving without a license. Will he be cleaning out your bins this week? And we look forward to the Manchester derby on Monday night. Will the party begin at Old Trafford?
09/01/2051m 3s

Record Breakers

On this week's Rant Cast Ed & Paul look back on the international week in which many of Sir Alex Ferguson's players were present. Did United's stars return home fit and healthy in time for matches against Sunderland in the Premier League and Chelsea in the FA Cup? We talk Robin van Persie – the Dutchman wants to finish his career at Old Trafford. And Ferguson – United's manager calls for a record breaking Premier League victory by the end of the campaign. Rio Ferdinand – the defender takes some heat for not joining up with England. And finally on this week's show: we look back into the distant past at United's victory over Reading at Old Trafford and take all your weird, and wonderful, questions.
09/01/2043m 43s

I Can be Your Hero, Bébé

On this week's post-FA Cup Rant Cast regulars Ed and Paul talk about Manchester United's draw with Chelsea at Old Trafford in which Sir Alex Ferguson's side ran out of legs. Did defeat to Real Madrid take more out of the Reds than expected? We also tackle the biggest issues of the week, including Rio Ferdinand's recall to the England squad. It's a recall accepted by the veteran central defender, but would you? Also on this week's show: we take your Twitter questions, debate the battle to avoid relegation, look forward to United's fixture with Reading at Old Trafford and give away a fine competition prize from China Town Branch.
09/01/2048m 51s

Ronald-oh

After two weeks of conspicuous absence, regular presenters Ed & Paul return with this week's Rant Cast. On the show this week we look back on Manchester United's matches with Queens Park Rangers, Norwich City and Real Madrid. In London a stunning goal by Rafael da Silva helped United to a comfortable win at Loftus Road. Meanwhile, a burst of late goals sealed a healthy 4-0 victory over Norwich at Old Trafford. Yet, celebrations over a substantial lead in the Premier League were brought to a halt, with Real Madrid winning 2-1 at Old Trafford on Tuesday night. Did referee Cuneyt Cakir's controversial dismissal of winger Nani end United's hopes in Europe for another season? We take all your Twitter questions, give away a fine competition prize from China Town Branch and, finally, look forward to United's FA Cup quarter-final tie with Chelsea at Old Trafford this weekend.
09/01/2058m 59s

Fresh Prince of Longsight

On this week's show presenters Ed & Paul discuss a momentous week in Manchester United's season. Domestically, United moved 12 points clear of Manchester City in the Premier League after defeating Everton at Old Trafford last weekend. We look back on victory over the Toffees and City's demise at Southampton. Also on this week's show – we review the superb match with Real Madrid – the scoring draw makes United marginal favourites to progress. Tactics, performances and all the reaction from the Spanish capital. Finally, we look ahead to United's FA Cup fixture with Reading at Old Trafford. Just how many changes will Sir Alex Ferguson make?
09/01/2041m 14s

Que Viva Ronaldo

ON this week's packed Rant Cast we look back on Manchester United's narrow victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage in the Premier League. Wayne Rooney's goal, coupled with Manchester City's failure to beat Liverpool leaves Sir Alex Ferguson's side nine points clear. We look ahead to United's fixture with Everton at the weekend – a game which tormentor-in-chief Marouane Fellaini may miss through injury. Big relief all round. Also on this week's show: We take your questions, discuss nicknames, Paul Gascoigne, Fergie's FA charge, Ronaldinho, Matt Jansen, United's Asian tour and match fixing. Finally, we talk Real Madrid – United's Champions League Round of 16 to the Bernabeu next week in the biggest match of the season to date.
09/01/2056m 22s

Defrosting the Chevy

On this week's show we look back at Manchester United's comfortable FA Cup victory over Fulham at Old Trafford last weekend – a win so comfortable Sir Alex Ferguson's side barely needed to break sweat. It was a totally different story in midweek though, with United beating Southampton, but struggling against Maricio Pochettino's relegation-threatened side. Also on this week's show – we talk money. United's share price has rocketed in recent weeks, while the Deloitte Football Money League places the club third in the list behind Real Madrid and Barcelona. Meanwhile, United confirm a deal for youngster Wilfried Zaha, and we discuss and enjoyable weekend of cup football. No Schadenfreude there. Honest. Finally, we take your questions and look ahead to a league match against Fulham in west London this weekend.
09/01/2047m 1s

What's up Doc?

On this week's show regular presenters Ed & Paul look back on Manchester United's hard-fought draw with Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. Sir Alex Ferguson's side conceded a last-minute equaliser amid controversy over a penalty not given and criticism of David de Gea. But would the Scot have taken a point ahead of the game? Also on this week's show: we talk Qater, with United's players heading out to the middle east for four days of warm weather training. But why were Ferguson's players wearing Bugs Bunny pyjamas on the flight and did the great man himself partake We talk transfers, with  Wilfried Zaha heading to Old Trafford in a a £15 million deal, and Federico Macheda heading off to VfB Stuttgart on loan for the rest of the season. We take your Twitter questions and preview games in the coming week against Fulham in the FA Cup at Old Trafford and Southampton in the Premier League.
09/01/2053m 48s

The Official Podcast Sponsor of Manchester United is …

On this week's packed show we review Manchester United's victories over Liverpool in the Premier League and West Ham United in the FA Cup. On both occasions Sir Alex Ferguson's side started brightly only for the momentum to tail off in the second half of the game. We talk finance – in the week that United signs too more sponsors has the game taken rampant commercialism too far Meanwhile, the transfer window has brought a fresh round of speculation – Ronaldo's contract, Nani's future and Wilfred Zaha are all on the agenda. Finally, we take some of your questions and talk about Pep Guardiola's return to management with Bayern Munich.
09/01/2047m 31s

ORVP Magic

On Rant Cast this week we look back on Robin van Persie's piece of magic against West Ham United in the FA Cup third round – a goal made in Cardiff and finished in Rotterdam, long to be held in the memory. van Persie's was a strike that saved United's hopes and dreams in the Cup. Also on this week's show: we talk January transfers, with Sir Alex Ferguson angry about one young player's move to Tottenham Hotspur, while another pair move on the Peterborough United on loan. Nothing like a bit of nepotism for the soul. Meanwhile, Chelsea and Liverpool make moves in the transfer market and rumours abound. We take your Twitter questions and look ahead to two games in the coming week. First, the fixture with Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday, and then the return Cup fixture with the Hammers.
09/01/2050m 52s

That's Entertainment

On this week's pack show regular presenters Ed and Paul look back on 2012 with friends Awate, Doron, Musa and Liz, and to a positive future in 2013. We discuss the highs and lows of the past 12 months and look forward to some attacking football in the coming year. Also on the show: we look back on United's victories over West Bromwich Albion and Wigan Athletic in the Premier League – where did all those clean sheets come from? We discuss the transfer window, with United having already shipped out Angelo Henriquez and Bebe on loan, and Joshua King on a permanent deal. Meanwhile, Liverpool spend big on mediocre English players, while Chelsea capture Newcastle United's Demba Ba. And finally, talk Sir Alex Ferguson – once again postponing retirement!
09/01/2052m 12s

It's the Defence, Stupid

On the final Rant Cast of the year regular presenters Ed and Paul look back on two eventful matches in the past week. First, Sir Alex Ferguson's team drew at Swansea City, but the performance was over-shadowed by controversial incidents on the pitch. Was Ferguson right to question Ashley Williams' ‘attack' on Robin van Persie, or was the Scottish manager simply manipulating the media? We move on to United's victory over Newcastle United at Old Trafford – another barnstormer of a match, with the Reds coming out 4-3 winners. But how long can Ferguson's side keep on coming back from the brink when goals are shipped quite so easily? Also on this week's show – we look ahead to matches against West Bromwich Albion and Wigan Athletic in the coming week. Can United stretch the Premier League lead beyond seven points? Finally, we take your twitter questions and say goodbye to 2012.
09/01/2041m 22s

Ronnie's Return

In the last Rant Cast before Christmas Ed and Paul look ahead to Manchester United's upcoming Champions League fixture with Real Madrid. In an emotional encounter Cristiano Ronaldo will return ‘home' and Sir Alex Ferguson will once again cross swords with friend and sometimes nemesis, Jose Mourinho. Also in the show this week: we look ahead to fixtures against Swansea City in Wales, and a Boxing Day match against Newcastle United at Old Trafford. Can United start the packed festive programme with six points this week?
09/01/2049m 26s

Very Blue Moon

On this week's Rant Cast Ed and Paul look back on a stunning Manchester derby – a game in which United snatched a last-minute winner through Robin van Persie's outstanding free kick. The match proffered United plenty of confidence and has seeming teared a fissure in Roberto Mancini's squad. We also review the Reds' victory over Sunderland at Old Trafford. There wasn't the cricket score many had predicted, but a six point Premier League lead was comfortably restored. Also on this week's Rant Cast – we take your Twitter questions and look ahead to the transfer window.
09/01/2047m 27s

Seeking a Defence

On this week's Rant Cast regular presenters Ed and Paul look back on Manchester United's dysfunctional victory over Reading at Madjeski – a game that offered one of the worst defensive performances in Sir Alex Ferguson's 26 year reign at Old Trafford. Still, with United top of the Premier League, whose complaining?Recording ahead of the fixture with CFR Cluj, we also look forward to Sunday's derby against Manchester City at Eastlands. After the blues beat United twice in the Premier League last season can Ferguson's team find a semblance of self respect – and revenge? Finally, we take your Twitter questions and discuss Ferguson's support for Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.
09/01/2037m 27s

Statues

On this week's packed Rant Cast we review Manchester United's victories over Queens Park Rangers and West Ham United at Old Trafford – occasions on which the Reds did very little to impress but gained valuable points in the Premier League title race.It was a week in which legends and nostalgia reigned. United supporters celebrated 20 years of Eric Cantona's signature, while Sir Alex Ferguson's statute was finally unveiled underneath the eponymously named stand at Old Trafford.We also talk about Anders Lindegaard's call for a "gay hero" in professional football – what are the chances of a more progressive view from football fans? Finally, we take your questions, and look ahead to the football in the week ahead!
09/01/2051m 47s

We Drink a Drink

On this week's show – we look back on Manchester United's double defeat to Norwich City and Galatasaray. While the kids lost in Turkey, the oldies came unstuck in East Anglia. It was one of Sir Alex Ferguson's less salubrious weeks.Yet, the daddy of all managers celebrates a new statue in front of the old North – now renamed – stand. In a week for managerial changes, we discuss Roberto Di Matteo's sacking at Chelsea, and a new Spanish appointment in west London. We also discuss Sir Alex' possible replacements – could double title winning Ole Gunnar Solskjaer be in the frame?Also on this week's show – Eric Cantona, a Rogues XI competition winner, we take your Twitter questions and a new feature on the show!
09/01/2050m 23s

Comeback Kings

Rant Cast this week looks back at Manchester United's latest comeback victory as Sir Alex Ferguson's side triumphed at Villa Park. How many more times will the Reds concede only to snatch a late victory? We talk Javier Hernández – has the little Mexican emerged from a ‘difficult second season' to become a key man in United's charge towards the Premier League title?Also on this week, we talk financials,  with Q1 results coming out. For the first time since the Glazer family took control of the club in 2005 United's gross debt dips below £400 million. It's only taken £550 million wasted on debt repayments and other costs to take debt to a "manageable" level!Finally, we take your Twitter questions, and preview United's trip to Norwich City and the European tie with Galatasaray next week.
09/01/2050m 48s

There is a Light

On this week's Rant Cast we discuss two victories in the past week for Sir Alex Ferguson's men – neither without some difficulty.First, Manchester United overcame Arsenal 2-1 at Old Trafford, but not before Wayne Rooney had missed yet another penalty. Then in midweek United qualified for the Champions League knock-out stages with victory over SC Braga. The lights went out at Estádio Municipal, but Ferguson's side found a late spark to win and qualify with ease.Also on this week's show: we take your many questions, discuss Robin van Persie's form, preview Sir Alex' brand new statue and look ahead to the weekend's game against Aston Villa.
09/01/2037m 13s

A Feast of Goals

On this week's show regulars Ed and Paul discuss a feast of goals over the past week, with Manchester United beating Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in somewhat controversial circumstances, before succumbing to the same team in the league cup. Where Sir Alex Ferguson's team claimed three Premier League points, a younger outfit dropped out of the cup after a stirring game in west London.One again, though, the narrative of post-match commentary centered around controversy, with referee Mark Clattenburg the brunt of Chelsea ire for more than one reason.Also on this week's podcast: we talk Nani and Ferguson's all-too-obvious frustration with the Portuguese winger, and Paul Pogba a talented youngster now taking Italy by storm.Back at Old Trafford, United host Arsenal on Saturday lunch-time – it's around 100/1 for the teams to share nine goals between them. After the past week that's surely a good punt!Finally, we take your questions and look ahead to a European trip to Braga.
09/01/2052m 30s

Playing for the Shirt

On this week's packed Rant Cast regular presenters Ed and Paul look back on Manchester United's matches against Stoke City in the Premier League and SC Braga in Europe. Sir Alex Ferguson's team came away with two victories, but once again looked suspect at the back.Meanwhile, Rio Ferdinand and Ferguson were embroiled in a media row over the Kick It Out t-shirt that never was. Ferguson came within a whisker of a PR disaster, while Ferdinand maintained a quiet dignity. We analyse what the row means for United, Ferguson, Ferdinand and race relations in English football.We talk about David Gill's appointment to the Football Association and the inherent conflicts of interest involved, while we laud Ajax fans rejection of "modern football". And Wayne Rooney's endorsement of Barrack Obama – does that seal the presidential election?!Finally, we preview the week ahead with a double-header against Chelsea in the Premier League and Capital One Cup.
09/01/2051m 3s

Up Up and Away

On this week's post international break Rant Cast we look back into the now seemingly distant past to Manchester United's thumping victory over Newcastle United at St. James' Park. Sir Alex Ferguson's wingless wonders gained revenge for a 3-0 loss at the same venue last season, while posing some interesting tactical questions for the season ahead.Also this week: we talk internationals, with the bulk of Ferguson's squad away with their national teams. Fortunately for the Scot all should return in rude health for United's matches with Stoke City and Sporting Braga at Old Trafford in the coming week.We talk Tom Cleverley's potential contract, Yaya's wages, Chicharito, Wayne Rooney's captaincy, Nani's terrible form, and Nemanja Vidić's fitness.Finally, back at home Liverpool's Director of Communications took on a Twitter star with hilarious consequences, a crazy Austrian man jumped out of a balloon from space, and we take your – usually odd – twitter questions.
09/01/2055m 55s

Pundit-tastic

On this week's Rant Cast we look back at Manchester United's defeat to Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford; the Reds' second Premier League loss of the campaign to date. We ask why United can't seem to stop shipping cheap goals this season, and whether it's the defence, midfield, Sir Alex Ferguson, or all three that's to blame.We review United's away victory at CFR 1907 Cluj in the Champions League – a game in which Ferguson's men came from behind to secure three points with a fine double from Robin van Persie. Just four more points in as many games should ensure that the Reds reach this season's knock-out rounds.Also on the pod this week – your questions, the Ashley Grimes scarf competition winner, our view on the best and worst TV pundits.Finally, we look ahead to United's trip to Tyneside to face Newcastle United this weekend. Can Ferguson's side avenge the 3-0 loss at St. James' Park last season?
09/01/2045m 55s

Ashley Grimes Fan Club

On this week's packed podcast we look back at Manchester United's victory over Liverpool at Anfield – a day which began with eyes focused on visiting supporters' behaviour, and ended with Scouse abuse of referee Mark Halsey. Sadly, however, captain Nemanja Vidić did not play, with the Serbian missing for at least two months.We take in the Capital One Cup, with a youthful United side beating Newcastle United at Old Trafford. Anderson and Tom Cleverley got the goals that take the Reds through to a fourth round meeting with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Is this a new start for the big-boned Brazilian midfielder, or yet another false dawn?Given it's League Cup week we talk youth – the four who debuted on Wednesday night and those who have come through the ranks over the years.Also on this week's pod: your Twitter questions and another ‘fabulous' competition prize to give away to one lucky listener. Finally, we look ahead to the weekend's fixture with Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford, and United's visit to Transylvania – as Sir Alex Ferguson's team takes on CFR Cluj in the Champions League.
09/01/2051m 50s

Chants, Damn Chants

In this week's show regular presenters Ed & Paul look back on Manchester United's thumping victory over Wigan Athletic at Old Trafford. In one of those clichéd ‘games of two halves' United battered the Latics with three goals inside 15 second half minutes.But the game was marred by a post-match controversy over anti-Liverpool chanting, which has been covered just about everywhere this week. Did the media get the tone and accuracy of the coverage right, and what should United fans do next, especially with a match at Anfield coming up on Sunday.We move on to the midweek game against Galatasaray and another sub-par United performance in Europe. Indeed, it is now 18 months since United put in a really convincing performance in European football.We look ahead to the trip to Liverpool, and the Capital One Cup tie with Newcastle United at Old Trafford.
09/01/2048m 14s

One Man Team

This week on the nation's favourite Manchester United podcast* we look back on Manchester United's narrow victory over Southampton at St Mary's before the international break. Did Robin van Persie's hat-trick get United out of jail free after an ‘omnishambles' of a defensive performance?We talk international football, with a large proportion of Sir Alex Ferguson's squad away with their national sides over the last week. England won won, and drew won, but there was greater success for some Reds.Also on this week's show – we talk Wayne Rooney's book, Cristiano Ronaldo's sadness, take your Twitter questions, talk Anderson's food habits, ponder the merits of Eric Cantona's collar, give away a Paul Scholes shirt, and preview the week ahead with Wigan Athletic and Galatasary visiting Old Trafford.*Well, in the top 10 at least!
09/01/2050m 43s

Every Time We Say Goodbye

On this week's Rant Cast we say a final goodbye to a much loved and misunderstood friend – Dimitar Berbatov – who is joining Fiorentina Juventus Fulham in a £4 million deal.Also on the show – we look back on victory over Fulham at Old Trafford. This was a ‘game of two halves' that saw the Reds take three points despite some very average defending. Rafael, Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney made the headlines for various reasons.We talk transfers – how did United do in the window, were they the right purchases and how will the incomings affect the Reds' style in the season ahead?We take your Twitter questions: should Ferguson ban journalists, what's Tom Cleverley's best position, and many more!And finally this week – we look ahead to United's trip to Southampton at the weekend.
09/01/2048m 11s

All We Need is… Shinji Kagawa

On this week's packed Rant Cast regulars Ed and Paul look back on Manchester United's opening day defeat at Everton – dissecting Sir Alex Ferguson's team, tactics and the outlook for the rest of the season.We talk transfers, with United signing Robin van Persie and Alexander Büttner since last week's show, although there is no sign of that long-debated midfielder anywhere. And we delve into the disastrous form of Wayne Rooney and Nani at Goodison Park, talk injuries and Michael Carrick's role.Meanwhile, in the world of finances the George Soros fund bought around two per cent of the club – what does this mean, if anything, for United's future?
09/01/2055m 47s

Money, It's a Hit

New season, new hope! Well not if you've been following Manchester United's IPO in New York this summer. But with Shinji Kagawa, Nick Powell and Robin van Persie joining* there's plenty to talk about in the first Rant Cast of the new season!Regulars Ed and Paul talk the summer transfer window, financial shenanigans in the Big Apple and tactics ahead of the new campaign. Have the acquisitions calmed frayed tempers in the stands, or did Sir Alex Ferguson take his battle with supporters one step too far?
09/01/201h 11m

Euro Cast – Tournament Review

**With humble apologies for the one-off sub-optimal quality of the audio on Ed's channel this week due to a technical fault**In the final special Euro edition of Rant Cast this summer, regular presenters Ed and Paul review the knock-out stages of the 2012 European Championships in Poland in Ukraine – taking in both the quarter and semi-finals. We laud Italy, commiserate with Germany, vigorously debate Spain and lampoon England!We also look ahead to what promises to be an exciting final between Spain and Italy on Sunday. Will Spain take a third international tournament in a row, or can Italy provide an upset?With many thanks for listening over the past month to these special European editions of the Rant Cast. We'll be back with you after our summer holidays for the start of the new Premier League season in August.
09/01/2059m 39s

Euro Cast – Knockout Football

In the third Rant Cast Euro Special regular presenters Ed & Paul discuss the second week of the Championships, which brought more great games, goals and moments. We review each of the groups, discuss the major talking points and look forward to the knock-out stages of the tournament. It was a week in which England won twice, Germany powered on, France stuttered and Spain continued to defy logic.With our predictions and preview for the week ahead.Euro Cast will be back with a final show next Saturday, just ahead of the championship conclusion!
09/01/2055m 33s

Euro Cast – Bork! Bork! Bork!

In the second Rant Cast Euro Special regular presenters Ed & Paul discuss the first week of the Championships, which have brought some great games, goals and moments already – reviewing groups and games up to, but not including Croatia-Italy and Ireland-Spain on Thursday night.Euro Cast covers the big talking points of the week, including racism, violence, TV punditry, and empty seats – and asks ‘why are there more mullets on show?'With our predictions and preview for the week ahead.
09/01/2051m 45s

Euro Cast – Championship Preview

In a special double-length Rant Cast European edition regulars Ed and Paul look ahead to the European Championships in Poland and Ukraine, which starts on Friday.Assessing each of the teams, record, manager, best players, chances and haircuts, Euro Cast is the most comprehensive preview of the tournament ever featured, well, on this website at least!With our predictions for best player, top goalscorer, youngsters to look out for, unknowns, dark horses, and of course, the tournament winner!
09/01/201h 28m

End of Season Spectaculaaaaar

In the final double-length Rant Cast of the season regulars Ed and Paul look back on Manchester United's victory over Sunderland, which ultimately proved fruitless as Manchester City stole the Premier League crown in dramatic circumstances.We offer an all encompassing review of the season, looking at the reasons United didn't take this year's title and what Sir Alex Ferguson might do about it in the summer. We ponder what's next for a legion of United players including Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Anderson, Michael Owen, Dimitar Berbatov, Tom Cleverley, Darren Fletcher, David de Gea, Phil Jones and Paul Pogba!Also this week: Rant Cast Awards – our best and worst moments of the season, favourite goals, best games and top players. Plus ll your nominations!We talk Kenny Dalglish as Fenway Sports Group finally fires the veteran Scot from his post in charge of Liverpool, and with United's Q3 financials out we ask just how have the Glazers spent £71 million on debt repayment in the current financial year.Europe: Roy Hodgson excludes Rio Ferdinand and Michael Carrick from a thoroughly depressing Euro 2012 squad, and the Champions League final with Chelsea and Bayern Munich.Finally, in a special end of season bonus we also have interviews with some of our favourite listeners, friends and bloggers….Awate Suileman on Paul ScholesSean Birch on beautiful momentsDoron Salomon on the youth and reserves seasonTom Pattison on his favourite goalHit us up with any feedback below or follow the pod on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant.
09/01/201h 21m

Neville 1 – 0 United

On this week's Rant Cast regular presenters Ed and Paul look back at Manchester United's victory over Swansea City at Old Trafford. But was the 2-0 win too little, too late, with Manchester City securing a win over Newcastle United?We talk United's new gingham kit, Gary Neville's planning victory over the club, the reserves in play-off action and Chicharito's non-appearance in this summer's Olympics.Also on this week's pod: Transfers – what strategy will United follow in the market this summer to rebuild a squad on a limited budget? Bébé – Portuguese police now want to question United over one of the murkiest transfers in the club's history. And, finally, we take your many questions!Hit us up with any feedback below or follow the pod on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant.
09/01/2052m 38s

Blue Monday

On this week's downbeat Rant Cast regular presenters Ed and Paul look back at Manchester United's defeat at neighbours City, analysing Sir Alex Ferguson's team sheet and tactics. Just how badly did the Reds get it wrong at Eastlands and where do we go from here?We talk goals and player of the season nominations, ahead of the Rant Cast awards later in the campaign, and we review the FA's appointment of Roy Hodgson as the new England manager.Also on this week's pod – transfers: could Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa be on his way to Old Trafford this summer, and who would we like to bolster the United squad? Finally, we take all your questions and preview the weekend's games ahead.Hit us up with any feedback below or follow the pod on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant.And if you really love the show, you can always help cover our bandwidth and equipment costs by making a small donation!Stream this episode using the player below or listen on iTunes and leave us a review! The podcast RSS feed is available here.
09/01/2059m 53s

Rio's Hurt

On this week's packed Rant Cast regular presenters Ed and Paul look back at Manchester United's comfortable victory over Aston Villa at Old Trafford and the controversy surrounding another Ashley Young dive.We talk youth – a victory for the stiffs in the Premier Reserve League North, but FA Youth Cup defeat for the Academy at Chelsea. But if defeat was a blow to Paul McGuiness' youngsters, then there was a bonus this week with news that reserve player Davide Petrucci is set to sign a new contract.We ponder Wayne Rooney's form, Rio Ferdinand's music taste and discuss, at length, the Premier League 20 Year Awards. Our team, oddly enough, is dominated by United players!Also this week – our Champions League round-up, all the transfer gossip, your Twitter questions and we preview this weekend's game against Everton in the Premier League. 
09/01/2058m 45s

The Comedown

This week on another packed Rant Cast regulars Ed and Paul look back at Manchester United's victory over Queens Park Rangers, achieved with a touch of good fortune.When Manchester City lost at Arsenal to cement United's eight point Premier League lead fans confidence was sky high. Hubris is a dangerous emotion though and we discuss whether over-confidence played a part in United's loss to Wigan Athletic this week.We talk transfers, with renewed speculation about Nicolas Gaitan, Eden Hazard and Paul Pogba. Also: who will United bring in to replace outgoing strikers Michael Owen and Dimitar Berbatov.We touch on youth, with the Academy side taking on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this week. Will the latest crop do enough to impress Sir Alex Ferguson?And finally we look ahead to United's fixture with Aston Villa on Sunday, where the Reds will look to bounce back from midweek defeat.Happy Birthday to co-host Paul!
09/01/2055m 55s

City's Sloppy Seconds

This week on the country's favourite Manchester United podcast we look back at the Reds' late late victory over Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park; a win that takes Sir Alex Ferguson's men five points clear in the Premier League title race.We talk David de Gea, Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia – could the trio send United to Premier League glory before United arrive at Eastlands for the derby later this month? And we ponder what's happening at City, where Roberto Mancini is feeling the pressure, and Mario Balotelli is getting up to his old antics.We touch on the Champions League – United may not be in the compeition, but a former Red is still banging them in – and, finally, there's a preview of the weekend's fixture with Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford, and the trip to Wigan to face Athletic on Wednesday!Hit us up with any feedback below or follow the pod on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant.And if you really love the show, you can always help cover our bandwidth and equipment costs by making a small donation!Stream this episode using the player below or listen on iTunes and leave us a review!
09/01/2053m 26s

Bébé, Come Back

On another packed show this week: regulars Ed and Paul discuss Manchester United's narrow victory over Fulham in the Premier at Old Trafford. After a match United was fortunate to win, Sir Alex Ferguson expressed his anger with the Reds' performance.Meanwhile, over at Eastlands we ponder Patrick Vieira's continued obsession with United – are referees and Sky TV conspiring to rob Manchester City of the title, or have the lunatics taken over the asylum?Also on this week's show, we talk Bébé – the errant Portuguese winger-cum-forward returned from serious injury this week to turn out for Beşiktaş in the Turkish Süper Lig.Rio Ferdinand may be offered a new contract, taking the defender's time at Old Trafford past a decade. Meanwhile, another rapidly ageing star, Michael Owen, says he wants to stay in football. Could it be at United?Finally, there's a preview of the next Monday's fixture with Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park, and we take all your Twitter questions!
09/01/2047m 37s

Faster than Tony Pullis on the M6

On another packed show this week: regulars Ed and Paul discuss Manchester United's thumping Premier League win over Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux. Should the Reds have run up a cricket score?We ponder Manchester City's late victory over Chelsea at Eastlands – a win that brought Roberto Mancini's side to within a point of United at the top of the Premier League. Will victory offer the Blues a confidence boost?Also on this week's show, we talk Fabrice Muamba – the football and media communities reaction to the stricken Bolton Wanderers midfielder. Transfers – Nathaniel Clyne to Old Trafford, and the need for a new striker. Tony Pullis' excuse for speeding, and the Stoke City manager's top lawyer.And, finally, there's a preview of the next Monday's fixture with Fulham at Old Trafford.Hit us up with any feedback below or follow the pod on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant.And if you really love the show, you can always help cover our bandwidth costs and equipment costs by making a small donation!Stream this episode using the player below or listen on iTunes and leave us a review!
09/01/2053m 49s

Will He Stay, or Will He Go?

This week, 60 minutes of the finest comment and insight on the week's Manchester United news. Or something like that anyway. Regulars Ed and Paul discuss Manchester United's Premier League win over West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford – a victory that took the Reds top of the Premier League.We talk Europe and United's exit from the Europa League at the hands of Athletic Bilbao, following a 2-1 defeat in Spain on Thursday evening. The defeat concludes a miserable European season for United, with Sir Alex Ferguson's men barely putting in a performance of note all year.We follow up on last week's conversation about Paul Pogba, with the Frenchman now weighing up United's counter offer to the proposed transfer to Juventus in the coming summer. And while we're on players leaving, we talk about Dimitar Berbatov after Ferguson said that the Bulgarian forward may move on in the coming summer.We discuss Anderson, whose latest injury could keep the big-boned Brazilian out for the rest of the current seasons. And ahead of Friday's FA Youth Cup semi-final tie with Chelsea, we talk about United's Academy side.Finally, there's a preview of the weekend's trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
09/01/2046m 39s

Bilbao's Paradise

On this week's Rant Cast regulars Ed and Paul look back on Manchester United's hard-earned if not fully justified victory over Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in the Premier League. We discuss the defeat to Athletic Bilbao at Old Trafford – another in a series of sub-par performances from Sir Alex Ferguson's players in Europe this season.We talk youth – Paul Pogba's impending departure to Juventus and why economics and ambition play a part; what does the Frenchman's departure mean for the rest of the young players at Old Trafford? And we look back on the Academy side's win in the FA Youth Cup and upcoming semi-final with Chelsea.We debate managers – in the week of international women's day could a female ever manage in the Premier League? We talk sweets, Pokemon, Harry Redknapp, Newcastle United and take all your Twitter questions!Finally, we preview United's fixture with West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League this weekend, and a trip to Bilbao for the Europa League return leg.
09/01/2053m 35s

€75? WTF!

On this week's Rant Cast regulars Ed and Paul look back on Manchester United's last minute win over Norwich City in Norfolk, including the remarkable contributions from seemingly timeless stars Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs.We talk ticket prices, asking why Spanish club Athletic Bilbao can justify a €75 cost for travelling United fans in the Europa League later this month. And coming into awards season we debate who has been the United player of the year so far (clue: it's not been Anderson).Finally, we look ahead to a tough looking trip to Tottenham Hotspur this weekend, debate ‘brand' Tom Cleverley and answer all your Twitter questions!Hit us up with any feedback below or follow the pod on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant.Stream this episode using the player below or listen on iTunes and leave us a review!
09/01/2043m 6s

Back of the Net Grrrrrrrr

On this week's Rant Cast we look back at Manchester United's defeat to, but victory over, Ajax in the Europa League at Old Trafford on Thursday night. The Reds will now meet Athletic Bilbao in the round of 16 after the Spaniards' away goals win over Lokomotiv Moscow at the same stage. We ask what Paul Pogba's omission from the squad means for the youngster's future.We preview United's visit to Norfolk this Sunday to play Norwich City for the first time since since a 2-0 loss in April 2005. Can Sir Alex Ferguson's side maintain its Premier League challenge against Paul Lambert's high flying Canaries?We ponder Ferguson – what kind of role should the legendary United manager have post retirement and what affect will he have on the new man, and who should that new man be? And, finally, we talk football finance after United published half year results.
09/01/2055m 26s

Kicking it in the Dam

On this week's Rant Cast we look back at Manchester United's victory over Liverpool in the Premier League, together with all the fall out from the latest twist in the Luis Suárez / Patrice Evra race row. We talk Europa League, and United's visit to Amsterdam for the comfortable victory over crisis club Ajax.Regulars Ed and Paul look discuss United's injury crisis – is there now light at the end of a very long tunnel, with Tom Cleverley, Phil Jones and Ashley Young returning to Sir Alex Ferguson's first team.Finally, we look back at 899 games for Ryan Giggs – the legendary Welshman should make it 900 when Ajax come to Old Trafford for the second leg of the Europa League tie next Thursday.Hit us up with any feedback below or follow the pod on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant.Stream this episode using the player below or listen on iTunes and leave us a review!
09/01/2052m 7s

Arbitrary Number Celebration Edition!

On this week's Rant Cast we look back at Manchester United's draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. It was one of the best games this season, but did United drop two points? We talk England – John Terry, Fabio Capello, and Sir Alex Ferguson's support for his fellow managers.Ed and Paul look ahead to the games in the coming week. First, Liverpool at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday, and then a trip to Amsterdam to play crisis club Ajax in the Europa League.Finally, we look back at 100 episodes of Rant Cast. What did we say in episode one, and what do you think United will be like as a club by episode 200. Thanks for all your support over the past 100 episodes!
09/01/2056m 1s

A Battle Between Good and Evil

On this week's Rant Cast regulars Ed and Paul discuss Manchester United's fine win over Arsenal at the Emirates. We talk about Arsenal's demise, injuries, tactics and Danny Welbeck's fine form. It was a win that kept United in touch with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League, but at what cost?We ponder the latest speculation surrounding youngster Ravel Morrison, answer your twitter questions and look forward to a big week ahead. United visit Liverpool in the FA Cup on Saturday, in a match that is sure to have the most hostile atmosphere, for all the wrong reasons. Then Stoke City visit Old Trafford on Tuesday as Sir Alex Ferguson's men seek three vital points in the league.
09/01/2052m 28s

Roberto's Red Card

On this week's Rant Cast we discus Manchester United's routine win over Bolton Wanderers at Old Trafford, a game in which Sir Alex Ferguson's men laboured to victory. We discuss Rio Ferdinand's riddiculous Twitter-inspired boots, talk Dimitar Berbatov's mystery trip to Germand and ponder the market for youth transfers.Regular presenters Ed and Paul, also talk the Olympics, review United youth's FA Youth Cup victory this week, preview the upcoming match with Arsenal at the Emirates and talk red cards – especially the imaginary variety so loved by Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini.
09/01/2042m 2s

Return of the Prince

On this week's packed Rant Cast we discus Manchester United's ‘game of two halves' with Manchester City in the FA Cup – a fixture that saw the return of former-now-current player Paul Scholes. We discuss youth – Ravel Morrison's latest bout of trouble. And we ponder the fallout from the recent Wayne Rooney/Sir Alex Ferguson spat.Regulars Ed and Paul discuss Eric Cantona's bid for the French Presidency – or not as the case may be – and while we're on former legends we talk about Mark Hughes and the Welshman's return to management. Finally, we ponder the relegation race, say goodbye to Darron Gibson, talk about Spurs' bid for the title, and preview the weekend's fixture with Bolton Wanderers at Old Trafford.
09/01/2053m 8s

Now Panic!

On this week's packed Rant Cast we discus a period in which the wheels fell of Manchester United's title challenge, with defeats to Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United. We ponder the key issues of the week, including Sir Alex Ferguson's decision to drop David de Gea, Nani's form, Phil Jones' mistakes and United's set pieces.Regulars Ed and Paul talk Anderson, with the normally big-boned Brazilian back and looking trimmer than ever, and we talk about the title run in. Who is favourite for the Premier League from here on in? We ponder youth – when will United's talented younger players get a chance in the first team – and we preview this weekend's huge fixture with Manchester City in the FA Cup third round!Finally, we discuss the conclusion to the Luis Suarez affair, and ask whether Liverpool has lost all respect from the football community for its actions in the past two months?
09/01/201h 1m

That Was the Year That Was

On this week's bumper edition, Rant Cast regulars Ed and Paul discuss Manchester United's recent win against Wigan Athletic at Old Trafford, with the Reds hitting five for the second week in a row. We ponder the club's lengthening injury list and talk Dimitar Berbatov – will he stay or will he go? There's also an interview with award-winning blogger Andrew Thomas from Twisted Blood.We look ahead to coming fixtures with Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United in the Premier League, and finally, we talk about the highs and lows of 2011 in our end of year report.
09/01/201h 1m

Merry Rant Cast

On this week's Rant Cast regulars Ed and Paul discuss Manchester United's recent wins in west London against QPR and Fulham – marking a fine return to form for Sir Alex Ferguson's men. We preview the upcoming Boxing Day game against Wigan Athletic at Old Trafford, and reminisce about some of our favourite festive memories.Finally, we talk racism – again – with a partial conclusion to the ongoing Patrice Evra/Luis Suarez affair.
09/01/2051m 23s

Thursday Nights, Channel Five

On this week's Rant Cast regulars Ed and Paul discuss Manchester United's upcoming Europa League campaign. We talk Premier League – reviewing United's victory over Wovlerhampton Wanderers last weekend, and the games with QPR and Fulham to come this week. And we ponder the latest twist in Ryan Giggs' ongoing court battle with Imogen Thomas. We also talk transfers – who might United buy in the winter window. Or more accurately, who United will not.With apologies for the slight loss of fidelity on Ed's audio this week.
09/01/2036m 29s

Pride of all Europe?

On this week's Rant Cast regulars Ed and Paul discuss Manchester United's elimination from the Champions League after defeat to FC Basel in Switzerland. We ponder the consequences for the team, the financial implications, and discuss where it all went wrong. We also review United's Premier League victory at Aston Villa last weekend, and look forward to the Reds' tie with Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford.
09/01/2045m 30s

All About the Kids

On this week's Rant Cast regulars Ed and Paul discuss Manchester United's draw with Newcastle United in the Premier League, and the embarrassing loss to Crystal Palace in the Carling Cup. We talk youth – should Paul Pogba and Ravel Morrison have started against the Championship strugglers. We ponder Anderson's injury – is this the end of the pie-loving Brazilian? And we look forward to games against Aston Villa in the Premier League, and FC Basel in Europe.Finally, we say goodbye to Gary Speed, a former Leeds United player who received a rousing send-off at Old Trafford.
09/01/2046m 22s

Eurovision Football Contest

On this week's Rant Cast regulars Ed and Paul discuss Manchester United's victory over Swansea in the Premier League, and the consequences of Wayne Rooney's hip injury. We talk about the potential for Euro failure: United's draw with Benfica at Old Trafford puts the Reds' participation in the Champions League at risk, and what happens if Sir Alex Ferguson's side draws Barcelona in round two. And we preview the games ahead in the coming week – Newcastle United visit Old Trafford in the Premier League, and Crystal Palace in the Carling Cup.
09/01/2045m 39s

The Sir Alex Ferguson Podcast

On this week's Rant Cast regulars Ed and Paul discuss Manchester United's victory over Sunderland in the Premier League, and the newly renamed Sir Alex Ferguson stand at Old Trafford. We talk racism: Sepp Blatter, Luis Suarez and John Terry, and why the FIFA boss is so terribly wrong. We talk international football – England, Euro 2012 and other Reds in action. And we look ahead to United's games with Swansea in the Premier League and FC Basel in Europe (yes, yes we know United actually play Benfica!!).This week's exit theme tune is ‘The United Calypso' – Edric Connor.Hit us up with any feedback below or follow the pod on Twitter: Paul – @UtdRantCast, Ed – @UnitedRant.Stream this episode using the player below, click here to download the MP3 or listen on iTunes and leave us a review!
09/01/2045m 29s

Ferguson's 25 Years

On this week's Rant Cast regulars Ed and Paul discuss Manchester United's victories over Everton in the Premier League and Otelul Galati in Europe. We talk about the ongoing problems in central midfield, Rio Ferdinand's demotion to the bench, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first trophy as a manager. And on the even of Sir Alex Ferguson's 25th anniversary in charge at Old Trafford we pay tribute to the legendary coach and ask what makes him tick.Love the Rant Cast? Nominate us for an award. Thanks!
09/01/2052m 47s

Why Always a Podcast?

On this week's Rant Cast regulars Ed and Paul discuss Manchester United's heavy home defeat to Manchester City – what does the thrashing mean for the season ahead? We review United reserve's performance at Aldershot Town, and preview the upcoming the fixtures with Everton and Otelul Galati. Who will get the chop following last week's thrashing? And we ponder whether John Terry is a f*cking kn*bhead, whatever his skin colour.Love the Rant Cast? Nominate us for an award. Thanks!
09/01/2054m 38s

Inappropriate Badge Kissers

On this week's Rant Cast regulars Ed and Paul discuss Manchester United's draw with Liverpool at Anfield, including all the fall out from another tense game. We talk Aldershot Town and the upcoming Carling Cup game next Tuesday night, and we preview the derby with Manchester City at the weekend. Is this derby the biggest yet; who will Sir Alex Ferguson pick at right back; and will Paul actually put money on City winning?
09/01/2053m 14s

Show Uz da Money La

On this week's Rant Cast regulars Ed and Paul discuss Manchester United's narrow win over Norwich City at Old Trafford prior to the international break and look ahead to the weekend's fixture with Liverpool. In between we cover the international scene: Wayne Rooney's red card and Nemanja Vidic's potential retirement.We discuss the government's sit-on-the-fence report on football governance. And we talk money: why Liverpool wants more, and why Javier Hernandez and Tom Cleverley have earned it.
09/01/2049m 36s

Enough Material for a Psychiatry Conference

In this week's Rant Cast, regulars Ed and Paul discuss United's first dropped points of the Premier League season in the draw at Stoke City, and the 3-3 draw with FC Basel, Basle, BASIL, or whatever they're called, at Old Trafford. We discuss Carlos Tevez' mutiny at Manchester City – how does the club that has comedy at its heart come back from this? We finish by previewing United's fixture with Norwich City at the weekend ahead of the international break.
09/01/2038m 40s

Dimitar Berbatov, Couldn't Get a Game So Played Centre-Half

In this week's Rant Cast, regulars Ed and Paul discuss United's victory over Chelsea at Old Trafford last weekend. Was Fernando Torres' miss the worst ever and just how did it finished 3-1? We discuss United's win at Leeds United in the Carling cup, including some unsavoury behaviour by both sets of fans. Finally, we look ahead to the weekend's fixture at Stoke City, and the home match with FC Basel in the Champions League.Like Rant Cast? Why not nominate us for a Podcast Award.
09/01/2050m 30s

Here's Lookin' at Cristiano

In this week's packed Rant Cast, regulars Ed and Paul talk of their jealousy for Cristiano Ronaldo; the man, the myth, the ledgend. How can one footballer be so undeniably handsome. And talented. And rich. Did we mention handsome?In less important football news we discuss United's fine victory over Bolton Wanderers at the Reebok last weekend. Are Javier Hernandez and Wayne Rooney now unstopable? Finally, we talk Champions League following United's dull draw in Lisbon with Benfica, and preview upcoming matches with Chelsea and Leeds United.Like Rant Cast? Why not nominate us for a Podcast Award.
09/01/2049m 22s

Angleterre Nul Points

On this week's show regulars Ed and Paul discuss the international break and just how poor the non-club game has become. We review the Manchester United players in action, with Sir Alex Ferguson thankful for no fresh injuries. And we preview United's fixture away at Bolton Wanderers this weekend, with the Reds looking for a 200th away win in the Premier League era. Somehow we completely forget to preview United's 1-0 Champions League win at Benfica on Wednesday night.We also discuss Garrrrry Cook. Is the hapless Manchester City CEO a buffoon, an idiot, or both?
09/01/2029m 44s

Great to Beat the Gooners

On this week's show regulars Ed and Paul discuss Manchester United's awesome 8-2 victory over Arsenal at Old Trafford as we head into the international break, lauding Sir Alex Ferguson's ability to build yet another fantastic side. We talk fourth quarter financials and discuss United's upcoming IPO in Singapore.We also discuss the summer transfer window, with no late arrivals at Old Trafford, what will be the effect on Ferguson's squad in the coming season…. and why on earth is Darron Gibson still at the club?! Stranger still, why has Owen Hargreaves joined Manchester City?
09/01/2059m 8s

The Team That Gets Me Excited

On this week's show regulars Ed and Paul discuss Manchester United's fine victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford and look ahead to the weekend's fixture with Arsenal. We talk major squad changes at rivals – does Samir Nasri to Manchester City and Juan Mata to Chelsea change the balance of the title race? And we laud United's young English players – can Tom Cleverley, Phil Jones, Danny Welbeck and Chris Smalling make a difference to the failing national team?
09/01/2042m 50s

Rooney's Full Metal Jacket

Continuing season three of Rant Cast, regulars Ed and Paul review Manchester United's victory over West Bromwich Albion in the midlands, lauding the club's younger players. We discuss the fresh defensive injury crisis at United; not for the first time in recent seasons. Then the pod crew debates Rooney's new haircut and excellent early season form, Danny Welbeck's position in the side, and whether the Reds can continue the fine start against Tottenham Hotspur on Monday night.For finance freaks there's a debate on United's upcoming partial IPO in Singapore.
09/01/2046m 22s

And It's Back

Welcome to a brand new season of Rant Cast and on this week's show regulars Ed and Paul talk about Manchester United's summer tour of the United States; assess how the club's new players are bedding in and review the Community Shield action. We talk about Paul Scholes' testimonial, Wesley Sneijder's on-off-on very much off transfer from Internazionale and preview the opening game of the new Premier League season at West Bromwich Albion. 
09/01/2059m 19s

Season Review

On this week's double-length Rant Cast: regulars Ed & Paul review United's Champions League loss to Barcelona at Wembley, including live audio from the night itself when thousands of Reds gathered in north London, and pubs and clubs around the country. We offer our season review, discuss player ratings for the campaign and hand out the much coveted Rant awards!Thanks to Awate, Doron and Nik for taking part in this week's show.Rant Cast will take a summer break, but before the hiatus Ed & Paul want to thank listeners for joining our weekly show. Producing this podcast is a genuine pleasure for nothing else but the incredibly positive, creative and heartfelt feedback that we receive. Have a wonderful summer and see you in August!
09/01/201h 6m

This is the One

On this week's Rant Cast regulars Ed & Paul review United's Premier League victory over Blackpool, talk youth development with @ManUnitedYouth and preview the Champions League final this weekend.In a bumper length show we discuss tactics - heart versus head rationalism - drinks meet-ups, and a Red invasion of London. We answer your Twitter questions, offer a shout out to the Facebook crew and cross our collective fingers for the right result at Wembley on Saturday night!
09/01/2059m 49s

Farewell Edwin

On this week's edition regulars Ed and Paul look back on United's championship sealing draw with Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park, praising the Reds resilience this season. We look ahead to the party against Blackpool and talk summer transfer silly season.We say an Old Trafford farewell to Edwin van der Sar and ponder whether this really could be Paul Scholes' final campaign in a Red shirt. Will there be ‘floods of tears' at Old Trafford if the Ginger Prince confirms retirement?Stream this episode of the podcast using the player below or click here to download the podcast (right click and "save as").We welcome your input – send all feedback to www.nqatpod.com">cast@www.nqatpod.com or comment below.Follow Rant Cast on Twitter @UtdRantCast.Subscribe on iTunes now.
09/01/2045m 29s

Campeones! (Almost)

On this week's Rant Cast regulars Ed & Paul celebrate nununununununu nineteen; Manchester United's wonderful victory over Chelsea at Old Trafford and the inevitable Premier League title, which will be officially confirmed should the Reds secure just one more point. We praise Sir Alex Ferguson's triumph, build up to the fixture with Blackburn Rovers at the weekend and answer all your questions, including Ben Foster's bizarre international retirement.We discuss the Neville brothers on Twitter, a possible Rant Cast tweet-up for the Champions League final and finally, Paul engages in some shameless begging for a ticket. Well, it's worth a try isn't it?
09/01/2047m 44s

Greater than the Sum

On this week's Rant Cast regulars Ed & Paul discuss the loss to Arsenal in the Premier League, reaching another Champions League final and the upcoming tie against Chelsea – a potential title decider!We ponder why Anderson and Darron Gibson are suddenly good and get on the scrounge for Champions League final tickets.
09/01/2053m 48s

#thegbomb

On this week's Rant Cast regulars Ed & Paul look back on United's victories over Everton in the Premier League and Schalke in Europe. We ponder United players on Twitter – can Wayne Rooney make a success of it, or is it a disaster waiting to happen? What drove Darron Gibson on to and then off the social networking site within days? And we look ahead to the weekend's fixture with Arsenal and the return leg with Schalke. United in the final – it's a foregone conclusion, isn't it?
09/01/201h 3m

Mercenary Michael Owen

On this week's Rant Cast regulars Ed & Paul look back on United's FA Cup semi-final loss to Manchester City and the Premier League draw with Newcastle United. Is United still on course for the title? We ponder why the Geordies hate Michael Owen so much, and look ahead to Everton in the Premier League this weekend and Schalke in the Champions League next week!
09/01/2040m 16s

Piers Morgan's Moobs

On this week's Rant Cast regulars Ed and Paul wonder discuss the victory over Fulham in the Premier League and the hugely significant win against Chelsea in Europe. We preview the MASSIVE weekend FA Cup semi-final with Eastland's Blue Noses and the Premier League trip to Newcastle on Tuesday night.The Rant Cast crew also ponders David de Gea's impending arrival at Old Trafford, talks Chelsea politics, thinks ahead to Schalke in the European cup and discusses the ongoing feud between Rio Ferdinand and Piers Morgan!
09/01/2046m 17s

Flipping What Old Chap?

On this week's Rant Cast regulars Ed and Paul wonder what the f*ck is up with Manchester United. One minute the team can't win away from home for toffee, the next Sir Alex Ferguson's side is simply awesome. What? F*cking what? As Wayne Rooney might say.We look back on United's victories over West Ham United and Chelsea in London, ponder the FA's weakness in the face of media onslaught and look ahead to an exciting dénouement to the season.
09/01/2049m 56s

Living on Meth

On this week's Rant Cast regulars Ed and Paul look into the distant past at Manchester United's narrow win over Bolton Wanderers at Old Trafford, where the Reds again flattered to deceive. We discuss the international break; Danny Welbeck's pride, Javier Hernandez' goals and Sir Alex Ferguson's contradictory view on ‘friendlies'.We'll look ahead to games against West Ham United and Chelsea in the coming week, express our concern for Darren Fletcher's health and look forward to welcoming Anderson and Nemanja Vidic back into the squad for two massive games.
09/01/2037m 40s

Is Not Fit to Govern

When Tory Minister for Sport Jeremy Hunt recently described football as the "worst governed sport in the country" he surely hit the nail on the head. And in the week that the incompetent, self-serving, Football Association banned Sir Alex Ferguson for five matches Rant Cast regulars Ed & Paul lead the fightback!Also in this week's packed show, Rant Cast covers United's FA Cup win over Arsenal, progression in the Champions League – the quarter-final draw against Chelsea – and looks ahead to Bolton at the weekend. We talk injury crisis, Tony V's return, Robbo's illness and a crazy FA Youth Cup win. Finally, we ponder Old Trafford's lack of atmosphere and Wayne Rooney's ‘loyalty'.
09/01/2048m 18s

Hey Fergie, Black This Out

In this week's episode of Rant Cast regulars Ed & Paul discuss United's catastrophic loss to Liverpool in the Premier League, and we preview the upcoming FA Cup fixture with Arsenal and the Champions League rematch with Marseille.We ponder Sir Alex Ferguson's media black out - will it achieve the Scot's aims - and we wonder why all modern footballers are soft! Except Ashley Cole, of course.
09/01/2059m 49s

Here's a Stat for you Kenny

In this week's edition of Rant Cast regulars Ed & Paul discuss United's victory over Wigan Athletic at the DW, the controversial loss at Chelsea and superfan Gary Neville. We preview the weekend's upcoming game against Liverpool and pay tribute to Ryan Giggs – 20 years and still going strong!
09/01/2047m 53s

On that G-Bombshell…

In this week's edition of Rant Cast regulars Ed & Paul look back at United's recent turgid fixtures with Crawley Town in the FA Cup and Marseille in Europe. We talk Qatar, Paul Scholes' potential new contract, Ferguson's retirement, Wayne Rooney's form, The G-Bomb and build up to Wigan Athletic and Chelsea….
09/01/2042m 41s

Up for the Cup?

In this week's edition of Rant Cast regulars Ed & Paul look back at United's recent derby-day victory over Manchester City, pausing for a moment to discuss Wayne Rooney's best-goal-ever. We ponder Mike Summerbee's bitterness, David Beckham's kindness and upcoming matches against Crawley Town and Marseille.And we'll talk about the retirement of the phenomenon, Ronaldo. We wouldn't go so far as to call the brother fat, but he definitely got a weight problem….
09/01/2031m 30s

Hasta la Rant Cast, City

In this week's edition of Rant Cast regulars Ed & Paul look back at United's recent loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux. We preview the derby and wonder if United can cope without Rio Ferdinand. And we look at the United players who appeared during the international break.
09/01/2033m 22s

Farewell G Nev, you Hated Scousers

In this week's hi-fidelity edition of Rant Cast regulars Ed & Paul look back at United's recent victories over Southampton in the FA Cup and Aston Villa at Old Trafford. We discuss Wayne Rooney's fragile state-of-mind, transfer deadline day spending madness and Gary Neville's retirement.So long, G Nev, still hating Scousers to the last.
09/01/2035m 33s

Podcast? Do me a Favour

In this week's edition of Rant Cast regulars Ed & Paul look back at United's recent victories over Birmingham City and Blackpool. We discuss the now infamous Richard Keys and Andy Gray sexism rom, talk Edwin van der Sar and ponder existentialism and Darron Gibson.
09/01/2039m 29s

Go Cosmos?

In this week's edition of Rant Cast regulars Ed & Paul look back at United's recent draw with Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane and look forward to the match with Birmingham City this weekend. We talk transfers, ponder developments in United's youth team and do Eric Cantona a favour…. by picking a New York Cosmos XI for 2011!
09/01/2033m 57s

Ballon d’Uh

In this week's edition of Rant Cast regulars Ed & Paul look back at United's recent win over Liverpool in the FA Cup third round and ahead to the weekend's fixture with Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. We talk Ballon d'Or and wonder why Paul Scholes will end a career without a personal trophy to his name.
09/01/2026m 37s

Ta Ra La Woy Hodgson?

In this week's edition of Rant Cast regulars Ed & Paul look back at United's recent wins over West Brom and Stoke, debating how the United manage to remain clear in the Premier League when playing so poorly. We preview the Reds FA Cup fixture with Liverpool at the weekend and wonder – will it be Woy Hodgson's last game in charge?
09/01/2034m 47s

New Year’s Rant

After a dramatic 2010 this edition of the Rant Cast looks back on the recent win over Sunderland and the draw with Birmingham City, with regulars Ed & Paul. We preview West Bromwich Albion away on New Year's day, Stoke City at home in midweek and discuss what might happen in 2011 and beyond. Happy New Year to all Ranters!
09/01/2043m 19s

Christmas Special

In this festive edition of the Rant Cast regulars Ed & Paul discuss the highs and lows of 2010, a year in which disappointment on the pitch has been match by some players' behaviour off it. But as the club heads into 2011 we finish on a high, with United top. Will it be so after matches against Sunderland, Birmingham and West Brom?
09/01/2046m 56s

Fergie and Sir Matt

In this edition of the Rant Cast, recorded ahead of the postponement of United's fixture with Chelsea, regulars Ed & Paul discuss United's recent victory over Arsenal at Old Trafford, talk about Anderson's new contract and discuss Sir Alex Ferguson, who today passes Sir Matt Busby as the longest serving United manager in the club's history.
09/01/2027m 38s

Champion’s Progress

In this edition of the Rant Cast Ed & special guest presenter – United Rant contributor – Jay Shon discuss United's recent draw with Valencia in the Champions League and what it means for the side's progress. We preview the top-of-the-table match with Arsenal next monday, including injury news and we talk Ballon D'Or nominees!With apologies for the echoey effects on Jay's audio – technology!
09/01/2032m 24s
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