Paul Ansorge


Paul is a Manchester United fan and the co-host of the Rant Cast, a long running and reasonably well liked United podcast. As well as uMAXit, Paul writes for Bleacher Report, United Rant and the Republic of Mancunia. He is of the factually correct opinion that Eric Cantona is the greatest footballer in history—there may have been others who were better at football, but hey, what's football in the grand scheme of things. He also finds writing about himself in the third person unsettling.
  • Certainty Over Cristiano Ronaldo’s Potential Manchester United Return Was Misplaced

    For a brief window, it looked like Cristiano Ronaldo was coming home! Well, okay, no it didn't, apart from in the sense that he will be at the Confederations Cup in Russia and then will return to his home which is presumably in Madrid somewhere. But speculation linking him to Manchester United was pretty rife for a few days. ...

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  • Manchester United Need To Look Beyond The Transfer Market For Improvement

    Much attention will understandably be paid to Manchester United's no doubt splashy and expensive work in this summer's transfer market. They have already confirmed that their business has begun and Victor Lindelof is set to arrive once the formalities are complete. More will follow. ...

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  • Remembering Manchester United’s Summer Of ’95

    Manchester United's summer will come under heavy scrutiny. After last season's excellent work in the transfer market, popular consensus agrees that Jose Mourinho needs to invest heavily again to mount a serious charge on the Premier League title next season. With the Europa League won, Champions League football is on offer, and it seems likely that some big deals will be done. All of this with be rapaciously followed on social media by those across the spectrum of transfer obsession. ...

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  • Michael Carrick’s Testimonial Is Last Chance To Appreciate His Quiet Excellence

    On Sunday, Michael Carrick's testimonial will take place at Old Trafford, marking his more-than-a-decade of service to Manchester United. Testimonials, of course, once served as a boost to the retirement package of players who had given a club the best years of their lives for considerably less remuneration than their equivalents receive in 21st Century Premier League football. Nowadays they instead serve as a chance for players to raise some money for causes close to their heart, have a kickabout with old mates and for fans to sing their appreciation of their heroes as they approach the end of their careers. ...

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  • Grading Jose Mourinho’s First Manchester United Season

    What kind of season has it been for Manchester United and Jose Mourinho? The answer to that question will depend a great deal on your point of view. If you support one of the Red Devils' many rivals, the immediate response will be "all that money spent and they finished sixth." It is a reasonable criticism. If you are a travelling home and away United fan then the likely answer will be "pretty amazing," given you have seen the team you support lift two trophies and the Community Shield to boot, one of which was just the fifth European title in the club's history. Only Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson had previously steered United to a European final. "Stockholm" now enters the lexicon alongside "Wembley," "Rotterdam," "That Night In Barcelona," and "Moscow." ...

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