May 12 2007

Manchester United vs West Ham: Preview

United play the Hammers in a game that has greater significance for the players in claret and blue, although that is unlikely to be a reason for our manager to let the players relax. He has stated clearly that he wouldn’t want to show disrespect for the other teams involved in a relegation scrap and treat this game like a title decider, well almost (I added the title decider bit).

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May 12 2007

Man Utd Stories of the Day

Good Morning people (or Good Evening depending on what part of the world you are reading this from), let’s look at some of the news stories that are doing the rounds this morning as well as yesterday before we bring you a preview of the last league game of the season against the Hammers. So let’s get this out of the way, shall we?

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May 11 2007

Manchester United did not break Premier League rules in Howard “deal”

Tag: Manchester United News @ 5:57 pm

The Guardian today tells us that Manchester United wanted to cheat, but that the Premier League stopped them just in time.

From a neutral (i.e. non-biased, non-prejudiced and non-hype) perspective, I don’t see this as cheating, nor do I consider it being such a big deal. However, Manchester United DID find a loophole in the Premier League rules, and that shouldn’t be ignored, regardless of the fact that we’ve won the title.

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May 11 2007

How good can Tevez be for Manchester United?

Tag: Manchester United News @ 5:35 pm

I’m going to go out on the proverbial ledge and put this out – shoot it down if you will, but not before thinking this through.

Carlos Tevez is going to be THE catch of the season this summer – and if Manchester United are able to sign him, they will have brought in a player who has the never-say-die spirit of Robson, Cantona and Keane, and the drive to keep battling at 110% from start till finish.

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May 10 2007

Can Chris Eagles be everything Kieran Richardson is not?

Tag: Manchester United Players @ 2:55 pm

After last night’s draw with Chelsea, Alex Ferguson praised Chris Eagles and Kieran Lee for their contributions. Personally, I think it was a bit troubling that Lee was beaten by Sinclair and he’ll need more time (preferably on loan) before we can pass any serious judgement on him. He looks decent enough.

Eagles though, is a different case. He’s had his loan periods, and he’s had his time playing in the reserves. It’s time for him to stand up and be counted, and on recent (albeit scant) evidence, he’s doing a much better job than Kieran Richardson.

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May 10 2007

Gattuso, Berbatov, Owen – Debunking Some Rumours

We here at Red Rants fully understand that the summer period is possibly the toughest one to get by, for fans. It also gets quite tedious for many of us here having to deal with a lot of transfer speculation that the tabloids strive to manufacture on a daily basis, usually in the form of ‘Exclusives’. Anyway, we will attempt at clearing the air over some of the speculation that we feel are absolutely ridiculous.

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May 10 2007

Evaluating the United players who faced Chelsea

Tag: Manchester United Players @ 3:09 am

We saw a few United players in action for an extended period of time for the first time – Kieran Lee, Dong Fangzhou and Chris Eagles.

In addition, with the season almost over it was also a good chance to see the second string in action for probably the last time – West Ham will meet a stronger squad – and I think it’s as good a time as any to discuss the value of each player to United.

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May 10 2007

Chelsea vs Manchester United Match Report

Tag: Manchester United Fixtures @ 2:58 am

It ended 0-0, it was a pre-meditated slap across Chelsea’s face (figuratively speaking, of course) and despite a few shaky moments in the last 15 minutes, United pulled it off.

Not much to say about the game, except that if you didn’t watch it, you needn’t have bothered.

However, there still is plenty to talk about in terms of what the ref did wrong, what the match meant for Chelsea, for United and for the FA Cup final, and what United can take away from this game.

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