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Download the official Manchester United Podcast for exclusive interviews from some of the biggest names in football as they reveal stories you will have never heard before. Sam Homewood, Helen Evans and David May sit down with legends from the past and present day to give you a unique insight to Manchester United and the sometimes unbelievable world of football. If you'd like to get in touch with the pod, e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk This is the only official podcast for fans of the Red Devils. Stories from players who know what it’s like to walk out at Old Trafford, The Theatre of Dreams. Hear about player transfers, playing under Sir Alex Ferguson and playing with the biggest names, like David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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    Tim Howard - "Tourettes was a speed bump, not a stop sign"

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 79:41

    Former Manchester United goalkeeper Tim Howard joined the UTD Podcast this week, from his home in Memphis, Tennessee. Tim opened up about his challenges growing up with a Tourette's Syndrome diagnosis, and how playing soccer was a way for him to free himself from the hurdles it put in his way. He also talked us through his time at Old Trafford - adjusting to the pace of training, picking up his first silverware, and vying for position with Roy Carroll. Sam, Helen and Maysie also read out your emails at the end of the episode. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk If you'd like to listen through our back-catalogue, the best place to do that is over on the Manchester United App, where you can listen to and watch all of our episodes in full for free! We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Phil Jones - Back stronger

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 49:58

    Manchester United defender Phil Jones joined the UTD Podcast from Carrington where he recently re-joined the squad for training after a length injury lay-off. Phil gave us an update on his fitness and how mentally difficult it has been watching from the sidelines. He reflected on his career so far, including the highs of winning the Premier League under Sir Alex Ferguson and an incredible performance versus Real Madrid at the Bernabeu. Sam and Helen also read out your emails at the end of the episode. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk If you'd like to listen through our back-catalogue, the best place to do that is over on the Manchester United App, where you can listen to and watch all of our episodes in full for free! We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Ji-Sung Park - "My shame and regret about my chant"

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 92:22

    This week the UTD Podcast spoke to Ji-Sung Park all about his incredible journey to Manchester United, which involved starting football at a late age, arguing with his parents about wanting to play and even going on hunger strike to get his own way! Ji reflected fondly on his special years at Old Trafford and his close relationship with the fans, but he had a request of the United supporters - he asked them to stop singing his chant which has offensive connotations to the people of Korea. As always, Helen, Sam and Maysie also read out your emails at the end of the episode. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk If you'd like to listen through our back-catalogue, the best place to do that is over on the Manchester United App, where you can listen to and watch all of our episodes in full for free! We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Sir Alex Ferguson - This is the one

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 78:34

    This is the one. Sir Alex Ferguson finally joins the Manchester United Podcast. This is your 60 minutes with The Boss. We covered everything from Cristiano Ronaldo's dramatic Old Trafford return, to signing Eric Cantona on a lunch break. As always, Helen, Sam and Maysie also read out your emails at the end of the episode. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk If you'd like to listen through our back-catalogue, the best place to do that is over on the Manchester United App, where you can listen to and watch all of our episodes in full for free! We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Tom Heaton - "When Zlatan almost broke my arm"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 50:27

    The UTD Podcast team spoke to recent signing Tom Heaton shortly after he returned to Old Trafford this summer. The former Manchester United Academy goalkeeper is back at the club and we caught up with him in the days following his re-arrival, where he told us all about his experience coming through the ranks under Sir Alex Ferguson, and why he eventually had to seek first team football elsewhere. The England international recalled playing back at Old Trafford for Burnley where he made a string of great saves, including a Zlatan Ibrahimovic strike that nearly broke his arm! Helen, Sam and Maysie also read out your emails at the end of the episode. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk If you'd like to listen through our back-catalogue, the best place to do that is over on the Manchester United App, where you can listen to and watch all of our episodes in full for free!We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Paddy Crerand - "The lads in Munich will never be forgotten"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 84:26

    This week the UTD Podcast is joined by bona fide Manchester United legend, Paddy Crerand.We heard about the titles he won, the scrapes he got into on (and off) the pitch, and how the dressing room had a unique bond.Paddy regaled us with tales of George Best and how he'd actually feel sorry for the opposition defenders who came up against the flying winger.He also let us in on the 1968 European Cup win's afterparty, revealing which song Sir Matt Busby was singing for the rest of the night.Helen, Sam and Maysie also read out your emails at the end of the episode. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk If you'd like to listen through our back-catalogue, the best place to do that is over on the Manchester United App, where you can listen to and watch all of our episodes in full for free!We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Javier Hernandez - "I've learned how to love myself"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 74:21

    The UTD Podcast is back with brand new episodes for Season 3, and this week we are joined by Javier Hernandez, who dialled in from Los Angeles. Chicharito told us the amazing story of how he was approached by Manchester United while he was playing in Guadalajara, and how it brought him and his family to tears. He spoke so passionately about the pride of being a United player and how it takes more than just ability to be able to make it at Old Trafford. The Mexican International also reflected on his relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson and what he thinks of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side of today. Helen, Sam and Maysie also read out your emails at the end of the episode. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk If you'd like to listen through our back-catalogue, the best place to do that is over on the Manchester United App, where you can listen to and watch all of our episodes in full for free! We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    REPLAY: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 60:11

    More from our epic back-catalogue and this week is was our conversation with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Helen, Sam and Maysie sat down with the boss in the briefing room at the club's Aon Training Complex to look back at his playing career and, what was at the time, his first twelve months as Manager of Manchester United. If you'd like to listen through more of our back-catalogue, the best place to do that is over on the Official Manchester United app, where you can listen to and watch all of our episodes in full for free. Sam, Helen and Maysie also read out some more of your e-mails. We really appreciate these and if you'd like to get in touch, you can write to the only official Manchester United Podcast at utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    REPLAY: Lou Macari

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 64:05

    We're continuing to bring you some of our best early episodes from the UTD Podcast archive. This week Sam, Helen and Maysie bring you our emotional conversation with Lou Macari. Lou does fantastic work with his homeless shelter in Stoke, something we spoke about in depth before getting on to his playing days and later a tragedy that struck the Macari family in 1999. If you'd like to listen through more of our back-catalogue, the best place to do that is over on the Official Manchester United app, where you can listen to and watch all of our episodes in full for free. Sam, Helen and Maysie also read out some more of your e-mails. We really appreciate these and if you'd like to get in touch, you can write to the only official Manchester United Podcast at utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    REPLAY: Darren Fletcher

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 75:26

    More from our epic back catalogue this week - we've dug out another early episode with former Manchester United midfielder and the club's current Technical Director, Darren Fletcher. Helen and Sam spoke to Darren in a Manchester restaurant back in November 2019, where he told us all about his journey through the ranks at Old Trafford, the decision to leave the club, and his aims for the future. If you'd like to listen through more of our back-catalogue, the best place to do that is over on the Official Manchester United app, where you can listen to and watch all of our episodes in full for free! Sam and Maysie also read out some more of your e-mails. We really appreciate these and if you'd like to get in touch, you can write to the only official Manchester United Podcast at utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    REPLAY: Dimitar Berbatov

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 55:34

    We're continuing to bring you some of our best early episodes from the UTD Podcast back catalogue, while we take a short break from recording over the summer. Our second ever episode was recorded with Dimitar Berbatov in a swanky hotel in London and it got us off to a great start. Berba talked us through his fascinating childhood and how he reflects on his career at Old Trafford. If you'd like to listen through more of our back-catalogue, the best place to do that is over on the Official Manchester United app, where you can listen to and watch all of our episodes in full for free! Sam and Maysie also read out some more of your e-mails. We really appreciate these and if you'd like to get in touch, you can write to the only official Manchester United Podcast at utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    REPLAY: Bryan Robson at The Cliff

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 78:31

    While we take a short break, we're bringing you some of our most epic episodes from the UTD Podcast back catalogue. This week we've combined our very first two episodes which we recorded with Manchester United legend Bryan Robson at the club's former training ground, the Cliff. If you'd like to listen through our back-catalogue, the best place to do that is over on the Official Manchester United app, where you can listen to and watch all of our episodes in full for free! We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts.Get in touch with the official Manchester United Podcast at utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Jonathan Greening - "Playing pool with Sir Alex for a Champions League Final place"

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 101:24

    Jonathan Greening joined the UTD Podcast this week, looking back on his playing days and ahead to his future in the game as a coach. Jono's stories from his first year at Old Trafford were incredible, particularly his paintballing session with the likes of David Beckham, Peter Schmeichel and Gary Neville - on his first week at the club! He also told us the story from Barcelona where - on the day of the 1999 Champions League Final - Sir Alex Ferguson challenged him to a game of pool to win a place on the bench that night. At the time of recording, Jonathan was finding it difficult to break in to coaching, but has since been named the Manager of Scarborough Athletic. We wish him the best of luck! Helen, Sam and Maysie also read out your emails at the end of the episode. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We are taking a short break from the Podcasts over the summer but we'll be back in a few weeks to bring you our usual episodes as normal. If you'd like to listen through our back-catalogue, the best place to do that is over on the Official Manchester United app, where you can listen to and watch all of our episodes in full for free! We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Tony Coton - "How I brought van der Sar to Old Trafford"

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 86:17

    Current Manchester United Scout and former club goalkeeper Tony Coton joins the UTD Podcast this week. TC shared some great stories from his spells at Birmingham City and Watford - including a pre-season tour with Elton John! We breezed through his time at Manchester City to get to his stories of working with Sir Alex Ferguson as his goalkeeper and, later, as the club's first full-time goalkeeping coach. Tony worked with Peter Schmeichel before being tasked with finding his replacement. That eventually led to the arrival of Edwin van der Sar from Fulham and we heard all about how that transfer came about, climaxing in the Dutchman's heroics in Moscow to lift the 2008 Champions League trophy. Helen, Sam and Maysie also read out your emails at the end of the episode. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Christen Press - "Bringing the World Cup winning mentality to Manchester"

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2021 34:08

    Double-World Cup winning Christen Press joined the UTD Podcast this week, looking back on her incredible honours list and her first season at Manchester United. The USWNT star told us what it's like to achieve such success in major tournaments and how she has brought that mentality to Casey Stoney's squad this year. Christen also told us how it felt to walk out at Old Trafford and score, but that she was disappointed to not be able to play in front of Man Utd's famous fans. Helen and Sam also read out your emails at the end of the episode. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Andy Ritchie - "The handwritten letters I sent to all 92 clubs"

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 107:28

    Former Manchester United man Andy Ritchie joins the UTD Podcast this week, to look back on a career that included two hat-tricks at Old Trafford. Andy tells us how he personally wrote to all 92 clubs when he was looking to sign for a new side - plus we find out where the nickname 'Stitch' comes from... although that's still up for debate. Helen, Sam and Maysie also read out your emails at the end of the episode. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Ruud van Nistelrooy - "How Sir Alex kept me hungry for more"

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 79:33

    It's the long awaited arrival of Ruud van Nistelrooy to the UTD Podcast. The Dutch goal machine joined the Pod to look back on his career - and his goal-laden years at Old Trafford in particular. Ruud went into great detail about his failed move to Manchester United the first time around, revealing the emotions and conversations that went on in 2000. He also spoke about Man Utd's fierce rivalry with Arsenal, how he felt in direct competition with Thierry Henry, and that missed penalty incident with Martin Keown. We also addressed the rumours about his conflict with Cristiano Ronaldo. Ruud told us about training ground bust-ups and how things stand between the two since then. Helen, Sam and Maysie also read out your emails at the end of the episode. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Paul McShane - "Handing in my transfer request to Sir Alex"

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 83:45

    This week we hear from Paul McShane about his experiences coming through the Manchester United Academy system and onwards. The Ireland international recalled his time at United and the demands that were placed on young players very early; after winning the FA Youth Cup, the team still got an earful from Sir Alex Ferguson.He also told us how his compatriot Roy Keane would be another one to give him "tough love" on the training pitch. Paul never played a competitive game for the club, as he saw the competition for his place and thought his career was best served elsewhere. He talked us through his mindset at that time and how he plucked up the courage to deliver his hand-written transfer request to Sir Alex Ferguson, in person.Helen, Sam and Maysie also read out your emails at the end of the episode. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Mark Hughes - "I loved the fans here"

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2021 117:18

    Sparky joined the UTD Podcast this week to reflect on his playing and managerial career, while looking out across the Old Trafford turf. The former Manchester United striker talked us through his journey to the club, and how he never wanted to leave when Barcelona took him away from the club, before loaning him out to Bayern Munich. We also heard how he enjoyed his second spell at Man Utd, winning trophies under Sir Alex Ferguson, developing his game alongside Eric Cantona, and his special relationship with the Old Trafford crowd. And we couldn't ignore that famous Manchester derby where both Hughes and Sir Alex went head-to-head, with the game eventually settled deep into injury time by Michael Owen. The then Manchester City boss was frank about his time at the Etihad, and why it perhaps didn't work out for him in the long term. Helen, Sam and Maysie also read out your emails at the end of the episode. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Raimond van der Gouw - "My secret transfer to United"

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2021 85:15

    Former Manchester United goalkeeper Raimond van der Gouw joins the Pod this week to look back at his time between the sticks at Old Trafford. Raimond opened up about his relationship with Peter Schmeichel; how he joined United to learn from the Great Dane but also that there would be friction between them at times. The now PSV Eindhoven coach also told us about his transfer to Man Utd, and how it was all kept a secret from him, up until the moment he met Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester Airport. Helen, Sam and Maysie also read out your emails at the end of the episode. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Daniel James - "I've learned that playing safe can be dangerous"

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2021 59:14

    Daniel James joins the UTD Podcast this week, where the Manchester United winger revealed what advice compatriot Ryan Giggs gave him ahead of his move to Old Trafford, where he went on to have the dream goal-scoring debut against his boyhood team Chelsea. The Wales winger also talked about how close he was to signing for Man Utd's arch rivals Leeds, but how the move collapsed in the final moments of Deadline Day. We also hear about the numerous times Dan went viral on social media! Helen, Sam and Maysie also read out your emails at the end of the episode. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Mick Phelan - "This is United, anything is achievable"

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2021 75:12


    This week we finally sat down with former Manchester United midfielder and long-serving First Team coach Mick Phelan. He revealed some of the inner workings at the training ground, why it's important for this club to bring through youth from the Academy, and how he still watches the Under 18s & Under 23s train so he can occasionally impart some wisdom. In particular, Mick reflected on Marcus Rashford's rise through the ranks and said the Man Utd striker is a prime example of how players should approach their career. Helen, Sam and Maysie also read out your emails at the end of the episode. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


    Bojan Djordjic - "As a war refugee, football was my escape"

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 108:03

    This week we were joined by former Manchester United player Bojan Djordjic. Bo opened up to us about his incredibly tough childhood, growing up in the Yugoslav Wars, which led to he and his family escaping to Sweden. He told us how football was an escape for him both mentally and literally. We heard how Sir Alex Ferguson convinced him to sign for Man Utd by flying out to visit his club and offering him his first deal. And how the boss made John O'Shea shave Bojan's hair off! Helen, Sam and Maysie also read out your emails at the end of the episode. Big thank you to Rosa for the illustrations she sent in. You can find her work on Instagram @rd.illustrations If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Gary Bailey - "I had to fight to win over the Old Trafford dressing room"

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2021 82:32

    Former Manchester United and England goalkeeper Gary Bailey dialled in to the UTD Podcast this week - all the way from Miami Beach! We aren't jealous at all... Gary recalled the incredible story of how he ended up at Old Trafford, having read about the goalkeeping vacancy in a football magazine. He told us how he struggled to settle in to the dressing room at times and how it sometimes ended up in a fight. He also empathised with current Man Utd 'keeper David de Gea on the media scrutiny that surrounds the #1 shirt. Helen, Sam and Maysie also read out your emails at the end of the episode. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Tobin Heath - Double World Cup Winner still chasing the dream

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2021 62:15

    USWNT star Tobin Heath joins the UTD Podcast this week, looking back on her glittering career so far. The Manchester United Women's Team winger talks about her incredible international honours, picking up two World Cup wins and two Olympic Gold medals. Tobin also reveals her unique pre-match ritual to help calm her nerves before important games and we hear what Manager Casey Stoney said to convince her to make the move to Man Utd. Helen and Maysie also read out your emails at the end of the episode. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Clayton Blackmore - "When you leave United, you're always looking back"

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2021 75:17

    Former Manchester United player Clayton Blackmore joined the UTD Podcast this week as he looks over a career that saw him play in almost every position at Old Trafford. Clayton recalls the mood in the camp when the team first heard that Sir Alex Ferguson would be taking over as manager and how Fergie ended up massaging players' legs when the backroom team were short-staffed. He also looks back on some of his most memorable moments in a Man Utd shirt, with his only regret being that he left the club when he did, joining Bryan Robson's Middlesbrough. Helen, Sam and Maysie also read out your emails at the end of the episode. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Danny Simpson - "Ronaldo, Giggs, Evra, Rio - that team made me a winner"

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2021 119:05

    Former Manchester United full-back Danny Simpson is on the UTD Podcast this week, looking back on the years he spent at Old Trafford and beyond.Danny takes us back to his first meeting with Sir Alex Ferguson and laughs at the incredible photo taken on the day. He also talks about training alongside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Ryan Giggs, Patrice Evra and Rio Ferdinand, and says if you couldn't handle Roy Keane's rants on the training ground, then you wouldn't be able to handle the pressure at Old Trafford.Simmo also tells us about his career after Man Utd and we hear what it was like in the dressing room during Leicester City's Premier League title win under Claudio Ranieri in 2016. Helen, Sam and Maysie also read out your emails at the end of the episode. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Russell Beardsmore - "Everything changed when Cantona arrived"

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2021 77:57

    Former Manchester United player Russell Beardsmore joins Helen Evans and David May on the Podcast this week to reflect on his time at Old Trafford. Russell recalls playing in the United Academy and getting the hairdryer from both Eric Harrison and Sir Alex Ferguson. He also touches on what it was like to witness the Class of '92 come through the ranks and establish themselves as the household names we know today. We also hear about Russell's pranks which (bravely) were usually at the expense of Sir Alex. Listen to the end to find out what happened when he aimed a snowball at the boss. Helen and Maysie also read out your emails at the end of the episode. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Danny Webber - “Rashford and Greenwood took the chance that I missed”

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2021 104:49

    Former Manchester United striker Danny Webber joins the UTD Podcast this week to look back on his time at Old Trafford and beyond. He talks about his experience coming through the Man Utd Academy and the demands that Eric Harrison and Sir Alex Ferguson put on him at a young age, plus we hear a story about the time Danny negotiated his contract with the boss and had to ask about the small matter of a missing bonus payment! Danny also recalled the tragic events that led to the untimely death of his close friend and Manchester United team mate Jimmy Davis. We almost forgot but Helen, Sam and Maysie did also read out your emails at the end of the episode. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Harry Maguire - "I'll rest when I retire"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2021 59:28

    We're delighted to have Manchester United Captain Harry Maguire as our guest this week. Harry looked back on his career and ahead to what this squad can achieve in the future. The skipper recalls playing at Old Trafford for Sheffield United in the FA Youth Cup, coming up against a young Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard and Ravel Morrison. He also talks about what it means to be a leader at Man Utd and how he doesn't feel he's had a good game unless the whole team has played well. We also got the inside scoop on the 'fine system' amongst the players and Harry revealed what he himself got fined for since becoming captain. Helen, Sam and Maysie also read out your emails at the end of the episode. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Lee Martin - The Goal that Started a Legacy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2021 75:06

    Former Manchester United full-back Lee Martin joins the Podcast this week to look back on a career that was defined by a goal at Wembley in 1990. He recalls that famous FA Cup Final moment and how it kick-started Sir Alex Ferguson's trophy-laden era of dominance at Old Trafford. Lee also reveals some more humbling moments in his career, including having to get the bus back home after playing in a Man Utd game, when his car wouldn't start. Helen, Sam and Maysie also read out your emails at the end of the episode. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Leah Galton - "Making it in America at 17"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2021 68:44

    Manchester United Women's Team winger Leah Galton joins the UTD Podcast this week to talk about her journey to Man Utd, which started at arch-rivals Leeds United. Leah talks about her experiences in the game at Sky Blue in the United States and Bayern Munich in Germany, before she took time out to consider her career. She reveals how Casey Stoney convinced her to forget her Leeds allegiances and join her project at Manchester United. Her success since joining The Reds has seen her manager describe her as the best left-winger in the country. Helen, Sam and Maysie also read out your emails at the end of the episode. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Mickey Thomas - "The pressures of United and mental health"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2021 90:18

    We're delighted to have former Manchester United winger Mickey Thomas on the Podcast after returning to health following his battle with cancer. The Welshman went into great detail about parts of his career, sharing some incredible off-the-pitch moments including sleeping at Stamford Bridge, partying with George Michael and his time in prison. Mickey was also keen to get across his experience with mental health struggles and the pressures of playing at Man Utd. He revealed how it became too much for him which ultimately led to his departure from Old Trafford. Helen, Sam and Maysie also read out your emails at the end of the episode. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Odion Ighalo - "I saved my dinner money to watch United play"

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2020 85:15

    Odion Ighalo joins the UTD Podcast for the final episode of 2020. The Manchester United striker shared his incredible journey from Nigeria to Old Trafford, and what every step meant to him as a passionate fan of the club. He told the Pod about how he would save up his dinner money to pay and watch Man Utd on TV at the weekends, his first experience with cold weather & snow in Norway, and then achieving a dream by playing at Old Trafford with Watford. Odion then talked us through the incredible night of his dream move to Manchester United, where he was running around a hotel in China trying to find a club official who could authorise his deadline day move. Helen, Sam and Maysie also read out your emails at the end of the episode. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Marcus Rashford - "I always said I'd help"

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2020 70:59


    Marcus Rashford sits down with the UTD Podcast at the end of an incredible year both on and off the pitch. The Manchester United forward talks about his upbringing and how it shaped the man he is today. He looked back on the times he and his mum saw homelessness in the city and vowed he would help however he could. We also heard how he felt in the few moments of notice he got before his debut at Old Trafford, what was going through his mind before his crucial penalty against Paris Saint-Germain, and how close he feels this United side is to mounting a Premier League title challenge. Helen, Sam and Maysie also read out your emails at the end of the episode. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


    Mary Earps - "Everybody wanted United in the league"

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2020 71:42

    Manchester United Women's Team goalkeeper Mary Earps joins the UTD Podcast this week to trace back the steps that led her to the club. Mary reveals one of the big incentives for joining up with Casey Stoney's side is the United fans, and she talks about how tough it's been this year without them in the stadium. She also tells the story of the transfer to United and how she managed to keep it a secret until the deal was done. Helen, Sam and Maysie also read out your emails at the end of the episode. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Timothy Fosu-Mensah - Coming through two of the World's most famous academies

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2020 49:41


    Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah joins us on the Pod this week to talk about his career so far. Tim is only in his early twenties, but with experience in both Ajax and Manchester United's Academies, plus two Premier League loan spells, he has a lot to reflect on already. The young Dutch international talks of his experience in the Man Utd Academy, the players who helped him settle after moving from Amsterdam, and how the club teaches the youngsters about the rich Manchester United history. Timothy also looks back on his United debut against Arsenal, where Marcus Rashford scored two and Louis van Gaal took a tumble on the Old Trafford sidelines. Helen, Sam and Maysie also read out your emails at the end of the episode. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


    Sammy McIlroy - “My brush with death, before I even got started”

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2020 107:11

    Former Manchester United midfielder Sammy McIlroy joins the Podcast this week, looking back on an Old Trafford career that lasted over a decade. The ex-Northern Ireland international spoke about how he idolised George Best when growing up in Belfast and how he regards his compatriot as the best to ever play the game. Sammy also spoke about a car accident he was involved in during his playing days - an incident that not only threatened his playing career but also his life. Helen, Sam and Maysie also read out your emails at the end of the episode. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Wayne Rooney - "The truth about my time at United"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2020 81:33

    Manchester United Legend Wayne Rooney joins the Podcast this week to look back on his record-breaking years at Old Trafford. Wayne reveals who he thinks could have out-scored him at United and who he believes will out-score him for England. He talks about what he and his family went through when he left Everton to work with Sir Alex Ferguson. And he also told us who he was determined to impress in training once he joined the club. The club's all-time top goalscorer lifts the lid on his thoughts in 2010 when he nearly left the United - he tells us which clubs were interested and the conversations that happened at the time. Helen, Sam and Maysie also read out your emails at the end of the episode. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Bruno Fernandes - "What makes me a winner"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2020 72:17

    The Portuguese Magnifico joins the UTD Podcast this week for a fascinating chat about how he sees the game. Bruno Fernandes spoke about what it takes to be a Captain and a leader, after he wore the armband for Manchester United in the Champions League against Paris Saint-Germain earlier this season. He revealed his football idols growing up; Ronaldinho, Iniesta, Zidane and Pirlo, plus our very own Paul Scholes. Bruno also gave us a insight into what makes him so competitive, whether that's winning games at Old Trafford or victory over his three year-old daughter at Uno - it's all the same to him. Helen, Sam and Maysie also read out your emails at the end of the episode. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Brandon Williams - "The grafters make it through the United Academy"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2020 36:35

    This week we welcome United youngster Brandon Williams to the Podcast. Helen and Maysie sadly couldn't make this one so Sam was one-on-one with Brandon over Zoom. The young full-back talked about his unusual route into football, having not been interested in the game until late on in his youth before finding out he had bags of natural ability. He also told the story about his Nan babysitting him during the 2008 Champions League Final where she tried to send him to bed during the penalty shoot-out! Being a very recent Manchester United Academy graduate, Brandon also revealed what it takes to come through the ranks, citing hard work and commitment as the most important traits to see you through. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Tomasz Kuszczak - "I risked everything for my United dream"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2020 107:18

    This week on the UTD Podcast we speak to former Manchester United and Poland goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak. Tomasz talks us through his journey to Old Trafford, which involved rejecting a contract at Hertha Berlin in pursuit of a Premier League team. He also opened up on his working relationship with United legend Edwin van der Sar and the rumours of bad blood between the two 'keepers. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Arthur Albiston - "My FA Cup Final guilt"

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2020 96:47

    Former Manchester United defender Arthur Albiston is the guest on the Podcast this week. The three-time FA Cup winning full-back played almost 500 games for United in a career which saw him rub shoulders with George Best, Sir Bobby Charlton and Denis Law - right through to Sir Alex Ferguson's arrival at Old Trafford. Arthur won three FA Cup Finals at his time with Utd but reveals the guilt he felt after beating Liverpool in 1977, as he only got in the side after teammate Stewart Houston missed out through injury. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Siobhan Chamberlain - "You don't realise how big United is until you're here"

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2020 82:48

    Former Manchester United Women's Team goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain talks to the UTD Podcast this week to look back on her career and time with manager Casey Stoney. She talks about being in awe at the size of United when she joined, and how proud she is when she sees young girls wearing her name on their replica shirts. Recently retired, Siobhan talks about the moment she revealed her pregnancy to Casey early - before she'd told some of her close family. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Andy Cole - "The fight of my life"

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2020 120:20

    Manchester United legend Andy Cole joins the podcast this week with some incredible stories about his Premier League career. Coley talks about the numerous confrontations he had on the way to becoming a record-breaking goalscorer and how he used those critics to spur him on. He talks about his famous relationship on the pitch with United strike partner Dwight Yorke, and why he didn't see eye-to-eye off the pitch with Teddy Sheringham. Andy went into great detail about his recent illness, the toll it took on his family and how his nephew saved his life by donating a kidney. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    50th Episode - The Best Bits

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2020 102:09

    To celebrate our first 50 episodes of the UTD Podcast we're marking the occasion by bringing you our best clips from the first year. From Paul Scholes to Paul Pogba, we've had some of the biggest names in the club's history tell their story; Eric Cantona told us the meaning of life, Robin van Persie revealed his humility before arriving at Old Trafford, and Patrice Evra's life story was so epic it reduced our presenters to tears.Helen Evans, Sam Homewood and David May look back on their favourite moments from the Pod's debut season. And as always, they read out some of your emails at the end of the episode. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. We'll speak to you next week with Episode 51! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Diego Forlan - "I want to go undercover in the Anfield away end"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2020 98:32

    Cult hero at Manchester United, Diego Forlan is this week's guest on the Pod. The Uruguayan was on top form as he looked back on his career in the Premier League and beyond. Diego looks back on his first days at the club, training with Sir Alex Ferguson and having to translate for Cristiano Ronaldo! He also spoke about some of his iconic moments at Man Utd - scoring against Southampton then running around Old Trafford without a shirt for the next few minutes of the game, as well as his unforgettable brace at Anfield as United beat Liverpool. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk Some awesome fan artwork from Shanmukh Sripada here: https://www.instagram.com/shanmukh.sripada We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Alex Stepney - "In the shadow of an unspoken tragedy"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2020 92:54

    Legendary former Manchester United goalkeeper Alex Stepney is our guest this week, a man not short on stories or medals. Alex took us back to when he was about to leave Chelsea - but didn't know which team he'd be signing for. He recalled his surprise as in walked Sir Matt Busby to bring him to Old Trafford. He also revealed how he heard the tragic news about the Munich Air Disaster and how Sir Matt built a family in the years that followed. The former keeper told the tale of the European Cup triumph in 1968 and his iconic save when faced with Eusebio. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Roy Carroll - Rehab and Redemption

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2020 93:48

    Former Manchester United goalkeeper Roy Carroll joined the Podcast this week to reflect on his Premier League career. The Northern Irishman spoke about his first days at Old Trafford where he was a little starstruck being introduced to David Beckham, and of his pride at winning the Premier League with Man Utd. He also talked us through the infamous moment against Tottenham Hotspur where he spilled Pedro Mendes' long-range shot and what Sir Alex Ferguson said to him after the final whistle. Roy also opened up about his battle with depression and alcoholism, revealing his agent and family persuaded him to undertake rehab. He went into detail about his struggles and the emotion of coming through that to join Northern Ireland on their exciting Euro 2016 campaign. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Alan Smith - "Replacing Roy Keane was impossible"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2020 97:56

    Former Manchester United striker Alan Smith is this week's guest, with a timely appearance as his other ex-club, Leeds United, are promoted back to the Premier League. Smudge opens up about his feelings at the time of that move from Elland Road to Old Trafford, revealing how his dad broke the news to friends in their local pub. But the Yorkshireman explained it was easier with Eric Cantona and Rio Ferdinand making the same move in years prior. There are stories about learning from Sir Alex Ferguson and Roy Keane, and how he wish he had more time to shadow the former Utd Captain when the boss converted Smith to a central midfielder. Alan also goes into great detail about his career-threatening leg break against Liverpool and how he feared his foot may have needed to be amputated after the horrible injury at Anfield. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Nemanja Matic - "My Whatsapp group leaked my United move"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2020 60:06

    Nemanja Matic joins the UTD Podcast while at the club's training camp in Germany. The (now former) Serbian International revealed what it was like working under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea and then again at Manchester United, and how that compares to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's management today. He also talks of his pride at the Old Trafford faithful repurposing Nemanja Vidic's chant for him and is full of praise for what his compatriot achieved at United. Nemanja also revealed the full story about the photo that was leaked during his United medical, and how his home town's WhatsApp group was to blame for breaking the transfer news early! As always, the guys read out some of your e-mails at the end of the episode. Thank you to everyone who takes the time to get in touch. If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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