Manchester United Weekly Podcast
Summary: The original half-hour Manchester United podcast rounding up the last week with match reviews and previews and an unparalleled youth, loan and women's round-up in the middle of the show.Hosted by Harry Robinson and Jack Tait, the Manchester United Weekly Podcast comes to you at the start of every week with regular guests including high-profile journalists, authors and fans. Founded in January 2016.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.