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Rounding up Manchester United’s week in 30 minutes with match reviews and previews and unparalleled youth and loan round-ups from Reds Harry Robinson and Jack Tait. Often joined by guests, including high-profile journalists such as the Times’ Chief Football Correspondent Oliver Kay and the PA's Chie…

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    S7 E16: Farewell, Ole♥️

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 34:04

    It's been quite the ride. Thanks, Ole, for all the memories. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S7 E15: Mailbag

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 48:15

    Harry Robinson and Jack Tait answer questions from Patrons, including on Ole's future decisions, the defensive struggles, a schoolyard pick-up style game between teams in 1999 and 2008 and picking the best team in the world. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S7 E14: What next?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 44:29

    Well, you know what we're going to talk about it. An utterly dominant City walk to victory at Old Trafford. They hardly had to try. United are in a rapid downward spiral but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer retains the (unspoken) support of the board. Is that right? What can he do to change things? Where does the fault lie? Those and many other questions are answered by hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait. Plus you've got analogies on steam trains and combine harvesters. What else could you want? Well, maybe a United win... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S7 E13: Ronaldo's best

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 43:34

    Controlled and accomplished at Spurs, out of control and needing another couple of magical moments of brilliance from our Portuguese duo. Another chaotic week at Man Utd, questions answered, critics quietened on Saturday, questions posed and critics proven right on Tuesday.We delayed recording last week to let things develop after the catastrophic result against Liverpool and did so again this week to see whether Saturday's win at Spurs was indicative of improvement or a one-off or a bit of both. The answer is the latter, it seems.There's now the small matter of a Manchester Derby. Saturday lunchtime. We'll preview that and then answer Patron questions in our bonus Q&A. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S7 E12: Writing on the wall

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 39:28

    Hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait react to a humiliating defeat at home to Liverpool and discuss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's future. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S7 E11: A defining week approaches

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 46:52

    Hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait react to the latest week at Manchester United.First considering whether this is the beginning of the end for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager, the pair look back at an amateurish performance in defeat to Leicester City on Saturday, consider what Ole needs to do to turn it around at United and what the right thing is going forward for the club. They look at Cristiano Ronaldo's form and how to get the best out of him and preview games against Atalanta and Liverpool.In the middle of the show, Harry is joined by Jonathan Grade, a television producer who worked on the Football Italia show on Channel 4 in the 1990s. He's the author of a recent book on the famous show, which had a cult-following. The book is called Golazzo. He gives the lowdown on what Wednesday's opponents Atalanta are about.Patrons get their usual bonus Q&A with a discussion on whether Pogba should be given a new contract, Ronaldo's role at the club, what is make or break for Ole and the club's plans going forward. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S7 E10: International break musings

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 50:18

    Hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait are joined by guest Cain Smith to talk Jesse Lingard, United's weakness in defensive transitions and Paul Pogba's role in the team as the team take an opportunity to talk some fresh topics during the international break.Harry and Jack also discuss the Saudi Arabian takeover of Newcastle United, Ethan Laird, what we want to see before the next international break (in November) and plenty more.Here's where to find each section; feel free to skip ahead to the bits you most want to listen to.TIMESTAMPS00:00 Introduction + UEFA Nations League01:20 Ronaldo, with Cain Smith02:15 Jesse Lingard, with Cain Smith, and how his inclusion in the team vs Donny van de Beek speaks volumes11:30 Defensive transitions - why is it a weakness and what is the solution?20:20 Can Pogba play in a two-man midfield? (Question from Patron, Dave Shevlin)26:30 Ethan Laird - can he come back next season and replace Diogo Dalot? (Another question from Dave)30:10 The Newcastle takeover (question from Arman Duggal)42:00 United Women42:50 What do we want from United over the next four weeks?47:10 FPL update49:10 OutroIf you enjoy the show, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, it makes a massive difference. Cheers! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S7 E9: On the precipice

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 42:53

    Hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait review Manchester United's latest two games, a late win against Villarreal and a disappointing draw against injury-stricken Everton. There are so many questions to be asked as the tide turns on manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Is it right to? The two Reds decide, offer their opinion on what should happen next and consider why United can look so poor with so many good players.In the Patreon bonus Q&A, they talk about Greenwood's lack of England call-up, Ole as Director of Football and why Mario Kart's Rainbow Road track is the metaphor for this current United team. You can listen to that by signing up to be a Patron at www.patreon.com/ManUtdWeeklyPod See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S7 E8: Immaturity at home

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 40:09

    Hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait reflect a double dose of defeat in a poor week for Manchester United as the Reds were knocked out of the EFL Cup by West Ham and suffered home defeat to Aston Villa in the Premier League.They talk through the loss against Aston Villa, the persistent inconsistency at United and how the team are still reliant on fine margins. Unfortunately, much of the questions being asked last season are still being asked this week.There's also discussion of Mason Greenwood's performances this week as well as Diogo Dalot's, that of the two goalkeepers, Messrs. Henderson and De Gea, and Jadon Sancho. Plus plenty more - it really is a jampacked episode!We hope you enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S7 E7: Redemption Song

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 41:09

    Hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait react to a week of ups and downs for Manchester United and most pertinently for Jesse Lingard who gifted Young Boys victory in Switzerland on Tuesday but then scored a fantastic winner in London on Sunday. David de Gea was also a late hero with a great last-minute penalty save.There's plenty to talk through, including some interesting conversation on substitutes coaches, new types of warm-ups and plenty more. There's also a preview of Wednesday night's League Cup 3rd round fixture against West Ham.TIMESTAMPS00:00 Introduction00:50 De Gea, the full-time scenes + Ole's cultivation of togetherness08:15 Noble's penalty + why do subs warm up so weirdly?13:30 Jesse Lingard15:28 Substitutions (+ the arrival of substitutions coaches)18:00 The performance in general + Utd's unbeaten run (why are there still questions about it?)26:30 The refereeing controversy31:00 Wrapping up on the win vs West ham32:30 West Ham (H) - Preview40:00 OutroEnjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S7 E6: Ronaldo's goalscoring return

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 33:22

    Hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait react to the two goals scored by Cristiano Ronaldo in Manchester United's 4-1 win against Newcastle United. They talk Ronaldo, Pogba, Fernandes, Lingard, Sancho, Greenwood and preview games against West Ham and Young Boys.Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S7 E5: WSL, Greenwood and Newcastle preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 50:52

    It may be an international break, but there's plenty to talk about and even more to be excited about for Manchester United fans.Hosts Harry Robinson talk about the future of international football, compare the 2009 United side to this one and look ahead to Saturday's game against Newcastle United, one of the most hotly-anticipated home fixtures for years.Before all of that, Harry talks to Goal.com football correspondent Amee Ruszkai (@ameersuzkai on Twitter) about a winning start to the season for United Women in the Women's Super League and Cain Smith about the development of Mason Greenwood and where Cristiano Ronaldo will fit into this United side.Feel free to skip ahead to the part you want to listen to, using the timestamps below...TIMESTAMPS00:00 Intro01:22 Interview with Goal.com's Amee Ruszkai11:10 Round-up of international Reds11:45 Cain Smith's tactical analysis23:20 Harry and Jack discuss the future of international football33:30 Breakdown of 2009 UCL squad vs current43:10 Preview: Newcastle (H)49:50 Outro See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S7 E4: Ronaldo returns + Wolves (A)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 36:22

    Hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait react to the re-signing of Cristiano Ronaldo. Stunning. And to a less-than-stunning but very useful 1-0 win against Wolves on Sunday afternoon.TIMESTAMPSHere's what you can find today's episode, and where to find it (feel free to skip to the parts you want to listen to and skip through the parts you don't!):00:00 Introduction, Ronaldo returns23:12 Wolves, 1-1 (A)32:55 WSL Preview34:10 OutroIf you enjoy the show, it'd be great if you could leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or share the word on social media. If you want to join our FPL league, where they'll be free cash prizes for the top three finishers, the code is ilww6h. Cheers, enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S7 E3: South coast disappointment

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 39:47

    Hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait react to the last week's going-ons at Manchester United, the main event being a disappointing 1-1 draw at Southampton. The Reds were lethargic at times, sloppy at others. Mason Greenwood and Paul Pogba continued their impressive starts to the season, though, and so the boys begin with some praise for those two before considering the causes and significance of the draw at St. Mary's and what may change going forward.In the middle of the show, Harry gives you your monthly loan update with a focus on Tahith Chong who has started life at Birmingham City in fine form. That comes before a preview of Sunday's game against Wolves.TIMESTAMPSHere's what you can find today's episode, and where to find it (feel free to skip to the parts you want to listen to and skip through the parts you don't!):00:00 Introduction00:35 Welcome01:00 Praise for Pogba and Greenwood + what's going on with Martial?15:10 The midfield (sigh)22:00 Final thoughts on Southampton (A)26:55 Monthly loan update31:50 Wolves (A) preview38:00 OutroIf you enjoy the show, it'd be great if you could leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or share the word on social media. If you want to join our FPL league, where they'll be free cash prizes for the top three finishers, the code is ilww6h. Cheers, enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S7 E2: Ici c'est Manchester

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 45:08

    Hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait reflect on a day to be remembered long into the future, a day which saw Raphael Varane unveiled at the Theatre of Dreams and Manchester United turn dreams into reality with a 5-1 thumping of Leeds United. There's plenty to talk about.TIMESTAMPSHere's what you can find today's episode, and where to find it (feel free to skip to the parts you want to listen to and skip through the parts you don't!):00:00 Introduction - the Theatre of Dreams04:15 Welcome + what Saturday meant09:30 Varane's unveiling14:05 How the Premier League finally prioritised matchgoing fans again18:00 Reviewing the Leeds game22:30 United's movement (and Greenwood)25:30 Paul Pogba27:30 Bruno Fernandes31:30 Lindelof, McTominay and Dan James39:00 New refereeing41:40 Southampton (A)43:45 OutroIf you enjoy the show, it'd be great if you could leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or share the word on social media. If you want to join our FPL league, where they'll be free cash prizes for the top three finishers, the code is ilww6h. Cheers, enjoy the show!(Apologies to the current leaders of our FPL league, we forgot to mention you in today's episode! We did mean to. Well done to Madison Latter, Laura Glesson and Manny Cassimatis who are leading the league at the moment. Let's see if you can keep it up...) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S7 E1: Season Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 57:41

    United... we're back. We can't wait for the new season to start and we're delighted to be back on the Manchester United Weekly Podcast with a bumper one-hour special season preview.Here's what you can find today's episode, and where to find it (feel free to skip to the parts you want to listen to and skip through the parts you don't!):00:00 Introduction00:40 New season montage02:50 Review of the summer11:25 Harry Robinson reports from United 4-0 Everton19:15 Review of pre-season (focus on Anthony Elanga)29:00 Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane36:00 Expectations for the season - title or top four?51:45 Leeds United (H) preview56:15 OutroIf you enjoy the show, it'd be great if you could leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or share the word on social media. If you want to join our FPL league, where they'll be free cash prizes for the top three finishers, the code is ilww6h. Cheers, enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S6 E41: Season Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 64:12

    Harry Robinson and Jack Tait review the 2020/21 season for Manchester United.-----A season which began and ended with disappointment, but in between came the chaos, of a football season like no other in which at times Manchester United thrived, and at other times they drooped. Chaos of a 6-1 defeat and a 9-0 victory, victory in Paris and defeat in Istanbul, a thumping of Leeds, wins at City, last-minute blocks, 40-yard lobs, Cup disappointment, penalty shoot-out despondency. And in the end, when it finally came to its conclusion after 61 games, fans had finally returned. It's been some season, a long old slog at times, welcome to our season review on the Manchester United Weekly Podcast. Thanks for joining us.We'll be discussing the season in general, how we could rate it out of 10, what we understand Manchester United to be after another trophyless season but a second consecutive top four finish, we'll be handing out awards of best player, goals, worst moment etc. We'll remember things that happened this season that we'd forgotten, I'll give you a round-up of the seasons for the U23s and the U18s as well as the loan players in the middle of the show before we talk about next season. What do we expect from our PL rivals, what do we expect from Utd, what does Solskjaer need to do in the transfer market and what would be a good season. There's plenty to dive into. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S6 E40: Europa League Final (review)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2021 31:17

    One single kick of a ball, the power to change the world. Not quite so dramatic in Gdansk, but still one single kick of the ball, by a goalkeeper of all people, had the power to change things at United. The power to make this week a special one, full of celebration for United and us as fans. It wasn't to be. The reality was win for United in a 22-penalty shoot-out and a poor performance would have been papered over. Lose and a poor performance would draw instant over-reactions from all corners. We try to steer clear of that.We'll be reviewing the season as a whole in some detail in the next week or so, looking at the big picture, what this season really deserves in our memories, what it tells us about the future under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and we'll preview the summer, outline our thoughts on the transfer window, the young players breaking through and what the team needs. But that'll all come in a week or so, for now we just focus on the game and rather than getting caught in a roundabout of disappointment and regret, let's go through it a bit systematically, beginning with the team selection... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S6 E39: Europa League Final (preview)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2021 43:13

    Manchester United travel to Gdansk, Poland to take on La Liga side Villarreal in the UEFA Europa League Final. It'll be a chance for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to win his first trophy as manager of the club and an opportunity for the Reds to lift major European silverware for the sixth time in the club's history. There is much to discuss.Hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait first talk about the significance of the before they're joined by Jamie Kemble, a British Villarreal fan who offers insight into what is a small-town club with a real family feel to it. Jamie provides some insight into Unai Emery's tactics, the Yellow Submarine's stand-out players, including Pau Torres and Gerard Moreno.After chatting to Jamie, the boys talk about the absence of Harry Maguire, a possible 3-4-3 formation that Ole could deploy and then talk about where they'll be watching the game with tales of airport football. Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S6 E38: Fans on the pitch

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 27:50

    Three games without a win for Manchester United as the 2020/21 season begins to come to its conclusion. Second place is confirmed, a European final awaits but the true focus of this week is on the return of fans to Old Trafford after 436 days. The return of raw emotion, shared celebrations, of real football. It was amazing to be back.Harry Robinson and Jack Tait discuss a 1-1 draw with Fulham and look ahead to the next week. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S6 E37: El Matador & The Apprentice

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2021 42:10

    Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood. El Matador & The Apprentice. Recording just before Cavani's new contract was announced, hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait discuss the Uruguayan's brilliant recent form, how he could have been an 1800s cowboy in Uruguay as well as loads more on the 3-1 win at Aston Villa and 3-2 defeat in Italy to AS Roma. Plus there's talk about a potential 4-3-3 and your regular youth, loan and women's round-up. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S6 E36: Fans on the pitch

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 39:05

    Hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait react to Sunday's headline-making protest that led to the postponement of Manchester United vs Liverpool, one of English football's biggest games. Fans gathered at three locations in Manchester, two sets at Old Trafford and another at the Lowry Hotel.They also discuss Thursday's 6-2 win against AS Roma, preview the second leg and a Premier League game against Aston Villa.In the Patron Q&A, which you can access by signing up to become a Patron after finding details on our Twitter @UtdWeeklyPod, Harry and Jack answer questions including 'what are the top 3 things that United need to do to be a Premier League title contender next season?' See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S6 E35: Leeds, Super League, Roma

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 38:22

    Hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait review a 0-0 draw against Leeds, discuss the collapse of the Super League and preview Thursday night's Europa League semi-final against AS Roma.Plus, in the middle of the show, there's your regular youth, loan and women's round-up from Harry.In the bonus Q&A, we talk Eric Bailly, Jose Mourinho and Bruno Fernandes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S6 E34: The 'Super' League

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 47:59

    Harry and Jack dissect the recent news, first with an accidental 10-minute monologue from Harry (feel free to skip!) and then a 20-minute discussion between them both on the 'Super' League and its significance. It's not positive! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S6 E33: Resilient Reds

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2021 42:24

    Has Solskjaer changed the culture at United? That's what one of our Patrons, Lars, asked this week. In Series 6 Episode 33 of the Manchester United Weekly Podcast, hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait answer that question throughout while reviewing a hugely satisfying 3-1 away win against Tottenham Hotspur.The Reds overcome 180 minutes of frustrating officiating to complete a fantastic week for the club with an away victory in Spain in the Europa League as well as that win in north London.Harry and Jack review the two performances, discuss Cavani, Pogba, Henderson's influence and decisiveness and loads more in a packed episode of the pod.In the middle of the show, Harry gives you your regular and extensive youth, loan and women's round-up.Here's where you can find everything in this episode if you're short on time:Spurs00:45 Spurs05:15 On mentality06:40 On Cavani10:35 On Dean Henderson14:10 On Paul Pogba18:40 On the VAR debacleMiddle of the show23:15 Youth, loan and women's round-upSecond half of the show24:50 Has the culture changed?39:30 Outro and bonus Q&A See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S6 E32: Three academy scorers

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2021 38:16


    Manchester United beat Brighton 2-1 at the weekend and all through goals were scored by graduates of the club's academy. Somehow we forgot to mention that during the episode. We also forgot to talk about Dat Guy Welbz. We don't know. To make up for it, we've mentioned it in the title and the description of the show. Sorry Danny, we still love you! (And Marcus and Mason too, both great finishes!)Hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait do talk about loads of other stuff, including Wan-Bissaka, Greenwood's development, United's tempo, van de Beek's movement, Cavani's future and Harry gives you an update on the women's team's progress as well as James Garner who has now scored in consecutive games for Nottingham Forest. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


    S6 E31: A tired compilation of errors (+free bonus Q&A)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2021 55:26

    Hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait review Manchester United's 3-1 FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.It was an opportunity to follow up an impressive Europa League win in Milan with further Cup progress but it was not an opportunity that United took.Harry gives you the lowdown on the U23s, U18s, women's team and loanees as Garner captains Forest, Stoney rues defeat to Arsenal and Galbraith is sent off. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S6 E30: Seeing off the challengers... just

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 31:40

    Manchester United are stuttering through the months of February and March but moved back into the Premier League's top 2 with a 1-0 home win vs West Ham that followed a gutting late draw with AC Milan at home.Hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait review those two games, look ahead to the second leg against Milan and provide your regular, extensive youth, loan and women's round-up in the middle of the show. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S6 E29: An a-shaw-ed derby victory

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2021 41:38


    Manchester United followed up a dreary Wednesday night in South London with a firey start away to rivals Manchester City. Bruno Fernandes put United in front after 2 minutes and the Reds followed it up in the second half with a wonderful goal from Luke Shaw, the club's best player of 2021 and perhaps one of the league's best too. As the sun set on Manchester on Sunday night, the city was red, for a time at least. City are still top of the league, and by some distance, but derby victory provides a boost for confidence, for momentum and for morale going into a tough run of fixtures for a United side who had struggled to create before this 2-0 win at the Etihad.This week on the Manchester United Weekly Podcas with Harry Robinson and Jack Tait, we're reviewing games against City and Palace, discussing the wider context of the recent happenings at United and providing you with an extensive youth, loan and women's round-up. Casey Stoney's side won 3-0 and James Garner received high praise from Chris Hughton. At the end of the show, we looked ahead to games against AC Milan and West Ham before Patrons get a bonus Q&A after we wrap things up in which we'll talk Ole's tactics, Varane and more. If you want to hear that every week, go to our Twitter @UtdWeeklyPod and follow the instructions there on how to sign up. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


    S6 E28: A week of 0-0s

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2021 44:17

    Manchester United are held by Real Sociedad but progress in the Europa League with a tasty tie against AC Milan to follow and then fail to score against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. That result leaves United second in the Premier League and looking down rather than up, one point ahead of Leicester, four ahead of West Ham and six ahead of Chelsea. It's a decent position but it feels like yet another missed opportunity and yet another underwhelming game from a United who have rarely impressed since the turn of the year. In this episode of the Manchester United Weekly Podcast, Harry Robinson and Jack Tait review the Chelsea game, provide you with your regular youth, loan and women's round-up and look ahead to games against Crystal Palace and Manchester City. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Walking to Old Trafford

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2021 13:30

    Pre-match thoughts from Harry Robinson, walking to Old Trafford along the Bridgewater Canal. Harry will be recording an episode from Old Trafford about Manchester United's game against Real Sociedad. It will be for Patron's only. To sign up and become a Patron of the podcast and hear the full episode, go to www.patreon.com/ManUtdWeeklyPod See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S6 E27: A good week

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2021 35:24

    As we're teased with the end of lockdown 3 in Britain, Manchester United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continue to provide wins to help with the mood. One of those wins was an excellent dispatching of good Spanish side Real Sociedad, played in Turin in the UEFA Europa League. The second was less convincing but no less important, a 3-1 victory against Newcastle which puts United in a great position in the Premier League.Hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait are talking both of those games and previewing the second leg against Real Sociedad. As always, there's you extensive youth loan and women's round-up in the middle of the show where Harry talks Isak Hansen-Aaroen, loan moves aplenty and more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S6 E26: The Midlands Inquisition

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2021 39:56

    It's a slog of a season. Game after game. After the woeful start in September and October, Manchester United grew to be excellent at winning against the 'bottom 14'. Not anymore. A 1-1 draw to West Brom follows shock defeat to Sheffield United and a draw to Everton and now Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side will have to do something they've been unable to do in the league this season, beat fellow members of the top six to make up for dropped points. With upcoming games against Chelsea and Manchester City, the opportunity will be there to do so. It's a set-back for United and for Solskjaer, not one that requires an inquisition into the whole team, club and coaching staff, but one which disappoints and frustrates. United were passive at the Hawthorns, in defence and attack, and they left with a point when they deserved little more.Welcome back to the Manchester United Weekly Podcast where the mood can be summed up by a comment sent in by one of our Patrons, Michael Byerts, who said, "is there anything more to be said after that than uggghhhh?"But, there is. A little. We're talking West Brom, West Ham, the FA Cup and in the middle of the show, before a preview of Thursday's Europa League game against Real Sociedad, you'll get your extensive youth, loan and women's round-up. Shola Shoretire and Joe Hugill are amongst the goals again while badge-kissing Charlie McNeill scores four in the Manchester derby. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S6 E25: Goal-happy (at both ends)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2021 43:43

    Hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait consider a week of mixed emotions for Manchester United. It was a week of football which, had it ended only 20 seconds earlier, would have been quite brilliant - a 9-0 win against Southampton followed by victory against Everton. But Dominic Calvert-Lewin's late equaliser condemned United to a late sour taste and made it a good and memorable week but not a brilliant one, particularly in the light of victories for Manchester City.Harry and Jack talk about the two games, De Gea and plenty more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S6 E24: Reality check

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2021 37:20

    The reality check we expected hit home hard in a week where Manchester United took one point away from games against bottom-placed Sheffield United and Arsenal. It leaves United trailing City at the top of the table by three points with Pep Guardiola's team still holding a game-in-hand.Hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait look back at two very disappointing results.We'll also give you your regular youth, loan and women's round-up. There's loads to talk about. Teden Mengi is heading out on loan, Garner and Chong have switched clubs and a 17-year-old scored four goals in the under-23s. Oh, and Amad Diallo made his first appearance for United. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S6 E23: This Means More

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2021 64:34

    Some days in football give you everything you crave. Others don't. At Anfield a week ago, a 0-0 draw left you craving more, craving that release of energy and tension that a goal brings. At Old Trafford in the FA Cup, one of the country's most historic fixtures delivered in buckets. It excited and entertained and most importantly, Manchester United won. 22 years on from the day that an Ole Gunnar Solskjaer late winner against Liverpool had continued United's treble dreams, this time it was Bruno Fernandes to arrive off the bench and provide that moment we craved.Harry Robinson and Jack Tait talk Liverpool, the FA Cup, Solskjaer, Cavani, Rashford, Pogba, Bruno, Greenwood and loads more. There's your youth, loan and women's round-up and there's a free-access Patreon bonus Q&A where there's discussion on Van de Beek, Greenwood, favourite players and chants. To become a Patron go to www.patreon.com/ManUtdWeeklyPod See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S6 E22: Pogba's month

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2021 37:53

    Hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait talk immediately after a 2-1 win for Manchester United against Fulham in the Premier League, recording on Wednesday night. They label January as Paul Pogba's month after another match-winning goal from the resurgent French midfielder. And they talk plenty more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S6 E21: Top of the league

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2021 44:16

    Manchester United are top of the league. There is a long way to go - more than half of the season! But for now, it's nice.Hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait react to a 1-0 win against Burnley, try to decide on United's best starting XI and preview the game against Liverpool. Which formation should Solskjaer go for? How do you stop Mane, Salah and Firmino? Who starts up front? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S6 E20: In, out, in, out - United in the Cups

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2021 44:17

    Hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait review an EFL Cup defeat to Manchester City and an FA Cup win against Watford. They talk in detail about Donny van de Beek's performance in the Saturday evening game and about his future, as well as discussing Alex Telles, Scott McTominay, Darren Fletcher's coaching appointment and much more.There's also an extensive youth, loan and women's round-up which includes some analysis on Ethan Laird, United's young right-back who has headed out on loan to MK Dons.If you want to also hear the bonus Q&A at the end of the show, sign up to become a Patron of the Manchester United Weekly Podcast at www.patreon.com/ManUtdWeeklyPod In the Q&A this week we answer "if you could choose any back four and 'keeper in United's history to defend the US Capitol, who would you choose?" It's a good discussion. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S6 E19: A happy New Year

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2021 59:05

    Happy New Year Reds, and happy three points. Manchester United, the in-form team of the country. Entertaining, consistent. Winning! It's brilliant.Welcome to the Manchester United Weekly Podcast in 2021 with Harry Robinson and Jack Tait. A hard-fought, close defensive clash that went United's way against Wolves - the most boring team in the league - is followed by a genuinely brilliant and entertaining, end-to-end win against Aston Villa. Two teams who are fun to watch right now producing one of the most compelling, quality behind-closed-doors games of the COVID era.Harry Robinson and Jack Tait talk through a whole load of topics. Villa, Wolves, outstanding Pogba, revived Shaw, brilliant Bruno, nose-breaking Martial, blocking Bailly, excellent Ole, banned Cavani plus loads more including Amad Diallo and Facundo Pellistri.Plus you get a bonus Q&A session. This is what Patrons get every week in return for paying a little bit of cash every month. It's a New Year's treat for you all. If you're interested in hearing it every week, sign up to our Patreon at www.patreon.com/ManUtdWeeklyPod See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S6 E18: Brewing a winning mentality

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2020 27:38

    Harry Robinson and Jack Tait react to a win against Everton in the EFL quarter-final and a draw away to Leicester City.They talk about United's mentality, Solskjaer's subs, Edinson Cavani, brilliant Bruno Fernandes and Rashford's shooting technique. And more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S6 E17: Sent them back down the M6-2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2020 47:30

    Scott McSauce. That's all.A rampant 6-2 win against Leeds leaves Harry Robinson and Jack Tait very happy as Manchester United sit third in the Premier League at Christmas. A fantastic game of football to distract from an otherwise often miserable week. They talk McTominay, Dan James, Fernandes, Solskjaer, Bielsa and much more.As always, there's your youth, loan and women's round-up in the middle of the show and the two Reds preview games against Everton and Leicester. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S6 E16: What was the (shared) point of that?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2020 41:03

    Hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait review a dull and futile 0-0 draw in the Manchester derby. They consider Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's unconventional defensive tactics which nullified Kevin de Bruyne, why the Norwegian coach had to do more against City and what the result means for United, as well as looking at Rashford and Greenwood as a strike partnership.There's a bit of talk about fans and injuries going into the busy festive period. As always, there's your youth, loan and women's round-up before previews of league games against Sheffield United and Leeds United. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S6 E15: Outcoached, outthought. Out.

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2020 37:44

    Review of a 3-2 defeat to RB Leipzig and previewing Saturday's game vs City."In the two days since we last spoke to you, things have changed. A cautiously positive narrative has very quickly been replaced by despair. Paul Pogba's agent, Mino Raiola, or, to put it in Ferguson's words, the 'shitbag', jumped at the chance to remind everyone that Pogba doesn't want to be at United after his client put in one slightly better than average display against West Ham. And then a rampant opening quarter of an hour from Julien Nagalsmann's RB Leipzig exposed every single one of Manchester United's weaknesses. The previously in-form Harry Maguire was guilty of gifting goals away again through his positioning. Luke Shaw returned from injury to do the same. United's midfield without Pogba, who was on the bench, and Fred, who was suspended, could not cope. United's defence looked short of confidence and quality in the fact of a well-drilled attack with a very specific knowledge of how they wanted to score goals. At the other end, United broke into space through the Leipzig back line and either missed the chance or misplayed the final ball. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was so emphatically out-thought by a much younger manager in Nagelsmann that even after 12 minutes, the conversation about his future had been restarted.And the shame is that still, in the face of all this, United almost came from behind. Only a third goal from Leipzig, also terribly defended, left that task too great and now Manchester United are out of the Champions League.The truth is that United didn't go out because of defeat in Leipzig. It was because of the away loss to Basaksehir, an inexplicable defeat. But after winning away in Paris and thrashing Leipzig 5-0, United have gone out. That should be inexplicable but it isn't. It's through bad performances and bad maangement." See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S6 E14: Nine consecutive away wins

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2020 41:23

    Death, taxes, putting on a mask, washing your hands and Manchester United coming from behind to win away from home. That's life in autumn 2020. Welcome to the Manchester United Weekly Podcast where, yes, we are yet again talking about the world's most confusing football team. Shambolic in the first half, intense and stylish in the second. 3-1 winners against West Ham. The scoreline was the other way round when United hosted PSG in midweek.We're dissecting both games, their wider implications and what they mean going forward for United.As always, I'll bring you your regular youth, loan and women's round-up in a spectacularly good weekend for United. Wins all round, near or top of the league for all. Here that at about 25 minutes or so.We'll then look ahead to games against RB Leipzig, a crucial Champions League group stage game, the last one. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S6 E13: Cavani comeback heroics

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2020 34:16

    Edinson Cavani scored two and assisted one off the bench to give Manchester United a stunning win against Southampton. Trailing 2-0 at half-time, United won 3-2 thanks to three second-half goals.Hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait review the game and look ahead to Wednesday night's game against PSG and Saturday's vs West Ham. As always, there's our extensive youth, loan and women's round-up.Harry also chats to Simon Edwards, a South American football journalist, about an Instagram story from Edinson Cavani which read "gracias negrita". Simon explains the context behind the use of the word "negrita" and why it was done with no harm intended. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S6 E12: Goals from open play at home? Nope

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2020 31:47

    Hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait review a 1-0 win for Manchester United against West Bromwich Albion. The Reds were uninspiring but it's their first home league win of the season.There's a big discussion on Anthony Martial and the Frenchman's movement as a striker, Bruno Fernandes and much more.Plus the Reds preview games against Basaksehir and Southampton and there's your regular extensive youth, loan and women's round-up. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S6 E11: Analysing Ferguson's defeats, with author John Silk

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2020 37:16

    "Sometimes in football you have to hold your hand up and say, yeah, they're better than us." Those are the old words of Sir Alex Ferguson. But this is also a man who openly admitted, time after time, "I don't like losing" and said "I tell the players that the bus is moving. This club has to progress. And the bus wouldn't wait for them. I tell them to get on board."The greatest football manager of his era, Fergie is remembered for the victories, an insatiable desire to win, a commitment to glory so thorough and disciplined that he saw off rivals in all shapes, sizes and forms.But what about the defeats? Because there were many. 271 to be precise. Well, Ferguson himself has said the following."Losing is a powerful management tool so long as it does not become a habit.""You learn more from defeats than you do from victories"In a new book titled Even the Defeats, journalist John Silk tells the story of how the painful moments of Sir Alex Ferguson's reign at Man Utd inspired him to lead the club to its greatest successes.Beginning with a 5-1 loss at Manchester City and ending with the final Premier League title, the book looks at what was perhaps Ferguson's greatest strength: dealing and overcoming adversity. With views from players, coaches and other members of the staff, Even the Defeats comes out in the next few weeks and I'm pleased to be joined by the author, John Silk, to talk about Ferguson, those defeats and the book.John is a journalist working for Deutsche Welle. He's covered sports and international affairs for more than a decade and has followed United for 40 years. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Trailer: Man Utd Women

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2020 11:38

    Harry Robinson speaks to GOAL's women's football correspondent Ameé Ruszkai. The interview was part of a full bonus episode on Manchester United Women which you can get access to by signing up to become a Patron of the Manchester United Weekly Podcast. Go to www.patreon.com/ManUtdWeeklyPod to sign up or find out more information. Cheers.This was recorded at half-time of Manchester United vs Manchester City in the Women's Super League. The score was 2-0 to Man City at the time but the match finished 2-2.In the full episode on Man Utd Women, Harry talks you through the reformation of the side, how they have done over the last two years, how this season has begun and chats to Casey Stoney, the team's manager, after the game. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    S6 E10: Goodison gives hope for Solskjaer

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2020 27:32


    Hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait reflect on a very good weekend for the world. United won, Trump became a one-term President, United's women went top of the league and Marcus Rashford forced a government u-turn again. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


    S6 E9: From world-beaters to limp dolls

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2020 35:46

    Hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait react to a week of contrasting fortunes for Manchester United. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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