Jimmy Nicholl

How the United, Glasgow Rangers rivalry originated

Tuesday nights European Champions League first round clash with Glasgow Rangers at Old Trafford is the second so called ‘Battle of Britain’ in the last seven years. The two sides met at Ibrox on October22, 2003 where United took the three points with a Phil Neville goal after just five minutes. The English champions did not have everything their own way however as Rangers threw everything at United and were considered unlucky not to at least get a share of the points.

Here is the secret behind United’s success

The first thing that strikes you about Manchester United’s multi million pound, hi tech training ground is that nothing actually strikes you at all. No road signs to mark the way. Camouflaged by an electricity sub station on one side and a chemical plant on the other. Welcome to the secret world of Fortress Carrington where the combatants are groomed, honed and prepared for battle, scientifically equipped with the ultimate physical tools for the job and rewarded for their labours with Presidential style comforts.

Here is the secret behind United's success

The first thing that strikes you about Manchester United’s multi million pound, hi tech training ground is that nothing actually strikes you at all. No road signs to mark the way. Camouflaged by an electricity sub station on one side and a chemical plant on the other. Welcome to the secret world of Fortress Carrington where the combatants are groomed, honed and prepared for battle, scientifically equipped with the ultimate physical tools for the job and rewarded for their labours with Presidential style comforts.