Newton Heath

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.

FC United are on the march

THE colours of Newton Heath being worn by disillusioned fans at Old Trafford has been one of the enduring images of the season. As the anger towards the Glazers has increased so has the number of green and gold scarves appearing in the crowd at Manchester United matches. In a desperate attempt to appease their supporters the club has announced a freeze on season ticket prices. Yet yesterday, a far more significant announcement was made in one of the world’s most famous footballing cities.