Mar 11 2013

Rio and team swamp Rooney in the FA Cup [WALLPAPER]

Rio and his team mates swamp Rooney in the FA Cup v Chelsea - WallpaperPost Match Wallpaper Series 2012/12. No43

Rio and team swamp Rooney in the FA Cup v Chelsea on Sunday as United take an early two-goal cushion. Unfortunately the Reds couldn’t hold on to the lead and as the game ended in a 2-2- draw.

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Mar 11 2013

Guardiola keen on fading United star

Tag: Manchester United,Transfer Rumours @ 10:26 am

Pep GuardiolaA few lingering reports about Wayne Rooney’s departure from Manchester United suggest he could find a way out via ex-Barcelona manager, Pep Guardiola and his new club Bayern Munich this summer.

Guardiola is apparently keen on Rooney after long admiring his talents. Once labelling Rooney as ‘one of the greatest players in the World’. Guardiola would be willing to pay an asking price in the region of £20m for the 27 year old according to various reports.

Franz Beckenbauer has thrown his support behind the transfer saying “I would be very, very happy if Wayne Rooney decided to come to Bayern Munich”

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Mar 10 2013

Manchester United cling on as Chelsea strike back

Tag: Match Reports @ 9:46 pm

imageManchester United and Chelsea will contest a replay at Stamford Bridge after the London side surged back from two goals to force a two-all draw at Old Trafford.

United raced into a two goal lead inside the first ten minutes through Hernandez and Rooney, and then created a plethora of chances in the remainder of the half as they attempted to close out the game. However, Chelsea weathered the first 45 minutes and came out strong in the second half, equalising through Hazard and Ramires, before themselves wasting ample opportunities to cap an arguably deserved comeback win.

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Mar 10 2013

The Ryan Giggs Interview with Gary Neville

Tag: Manchester United Players @ 4:37 pm

Gary Neville & Ryan Giggs on sofaRyan Giggs is a modern footballing phenomenon. He’s in his 40th year but still we see him playing almost every week at the top level. On Tuesday he reached the incredible achievement of 1,000 competitive games by playing against Real Madrid, and he did so in a match of the highest quality.

His durability and skill are unquestioned. The number of trophies he has won is unlikely to be surpassed in this country.
We have been friends for years and when we met last week it was just two days after that 1,000th match. He was still absorbing the deep disappointment of Manchester United’s exit from the Champions League following the 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford.
He had just endured an ice bath as he tried to recover from an extraordinary game. In a week which meant so much to Ryan Giggs and United, we had to start with the events of Tuesday night…

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Mar 09 2013

Say what you want Sir Alex, I don’t believe you

Ferguson & Rooney 2013What a furore, what a circus, what a week.

When the news arrived that Wayne Rooney was on the bench for Tuesday’s match against one of the World’s biggest clubs I have to admit it made me laugh.

Only two weeks previous I’d posted a piece about Sir Alex settling a score with Rooney over his shennanigans back in 2010. The post was met with disbelief and tangible support for a man whose work ethic, goals and apparent remorse has won back the Old Trafford faithful, or at least those who frequent RedRants anyway.

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Mar 09 2013

United set their sights on Wembley

Tag: bwin,FA Cup,Match Preview @ 10:05 am

Wembley Stadium 2012United continued their astonishing run of drawing Premier League opposition in the FA Cup when they drew Chelsea in the 6th Round last month. I’m not sure of the facts exactly but I know it’s something like 23 out of the last 28 draws we’ve faced Premier League opposition.

United are currently bwin’s 2nd favourites for this season’s competition which (for us) kicked off with a trip to Upton Park to face West Ham in the 3rd Round which took a last minute pearler from then in-form Robin van Persie to secure a replay at Old Trafford a fortnight later where United progressed comfortably.

In Rounds 4 and 5 United faced Fulham and Reading at home and again progressed comfortably into the next round. Tomorrow however sees a tougher test as a wounded United take on Rafa Benitez’s Chelsea in the final round of ties to be played outside Wembley.

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Mar 09 2013

United favourites to kill Chelsea’s hopes of retaining FA Cup title

Tag: Betting @ 10:00 am

Soccer - AXA FA Cup - Sixth Round Replay - Chelsea v Manchester UnitedUnited are a top priced 1.83 with Coral to beat Chelsea in their last quarter-final FA Cup clash at Old Trafford.

It will be the eleventh tie in the competition between the pair, and the Red Devils lead the head-to-head record by eight wins to two.

Chelsea have also never won in five previous FA Cup games at Old Trafford, losing four, drawing one and scoring just one goal in total.

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Mar 08 2013

Fergie: “Rooney will be here next season”

Tag: Manchester United News @ 10:43 am

Wayne RooneySir Alex Ferguson has come out swinging in response to rumours that wanted Wayne Rooney on his way out of Old Trafford, following his omission from the starting line-up against Real Madrid on Tuesday night. Speculation had since grown on tabloids and broadsheets that the United striker could be leaving the club in the summer, a notion Fergie has categorically dismissed in his press conference this morning.

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