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Ep. 716

#716 | Defeat snatched from the jaws of victory at Stamford Bridge. Just when we thought we'd seen he most braindead performance of the season, Erik ten Hag's men come up with a new low. What a miserable way to lose a game, even if a spot in next season's Champions League had probably already escaped the club. Ed & Wayne review an error-strewn performance in London, try and set the game in a wider context and look forward - if that's the right word - to United vs. Liverpool on Sunday.


00:00 Sir Jim Ratcliffe's Presence

05:00 Effort vs. Quality

09:00 Pattern of Conceding Goals

15:00 Desperate Decisions by Ten Hag

21:00 Rashford's Ineffectiveness

24:00 Comparisons to Past Managers

27:00 INEOS's Wider Influence

31:00 Conceding Late Goals and a Lack of Progress

35:00 Frustration with Decisions

39:00 Lack of Communal Pride

44:00 Manager Under Pressure

53:00 Doubts about United's Chances Against Liverpool


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  • 729. A Famous Cup Victory

    56:44
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  • 728. It's Been 25 Years

    56:25
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    49:13
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    52:05
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    54:47
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  • 724. Annus Horribilis

    58:07
    #724 | United get hammered at the Palace as the season winds towards its inevitable, miserable, mid-table finish. United were even worse than expected in south London, and very little faith was held in Erik ten Hag's team prior to the game. The Dutchman has talked an aggressive game in recent weeks. One win in seven says more than the soon-to-be-departed manager ever can. Ed & Dan digest another miserable evening in Unitedland.Backers content is left open this week for everyone - we all need a little bonus after Monday's defeat.00:00 Introduction and Fan Behavior04:30 Manchester United's Poor Performance08:00 The Manager's Decisions27:04 Need for a New Manager?29:00 Squad Changes in the Summer35:00 Upcoming Matches Against Arsenal and Newcastle41:00 Erik ten Hag's Lackluster Interview42:00 Backers ContentIf you are interested in supporting the show and accessing exclusive bonus episodes, check out our Patreon page. We do a bonus show and a tactical review every week for backers.No Question About That is available on YouTube, Apple, Spotify, Amazon and all podcast apps. Hit that subscribe button, leave a rating and write a review.
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    58:08
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    44:00
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