Episode 77 - Willie Morgan EXCLUSIVE
Willie Morgan is this week’s special guest on the Strettycast.The former Manchester United midfielder describes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s job in his first full season in charge as “a miracle” because so few people believed in him from the beginning. Morgan thinks Solskjaer is still managing a lot of average players but stresses this is a five year project, and the manager needs time.Morgan stresses that he doesn’t want Alexis Sanchez anywhere near Old Trafford again. Moreover on that, he’s quite critical of Jose Mourinho “for bringing a lot of bad people in”.Scotland international Scott McTominay is called “the new Nobby Stiles” before Morgan names his Manchester United player of the year.We ask Morgan about potential transfers and reckons Lionel Messi would be interested in a switch to Old Trafford.We touch on the managers Morgan played under at the club - Sir Matt Busby, Wilf McGuiness, Frank O’Farrell and Tommy Docherty.
Episode 76 - Solskjaer delivers, now time for board to back him
Manchester United are back in the Champions League!Dale is joined by Leah and Ben to discuss Manchester United clinching third spot in the Premier League after beating Leicester City 2-0 at the King Power Stadium.We look at what this means for United in the Europa League, players needing a period of rest and which players Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be looking to sign in the transfer market - open as of today for the next 10 weeks.The Reds already have one foot in the Europa League quarter-finals which, like the semi-finals, will be play as one-legged fixtures.Next season we have the Champions League theme tune to look forward to!Follow @Strettycast on Twitter!
Episode 75 - Take it in the face
Dale and Mike are joined by Keane Franey from the Weekly Armchair Kickoff Podcast.Keane, named after a former Manchester United captain, is an Irish Red who I have known for some years. We invited him on to discuss the recent game against West Ham which ended in a 1-1 draw.All three of the panel take aim at Paul Pogba for his embarrassing attempt to save his face from the ball. He should do better when he was at least 15 yards away from where the ball was kicked. Use your face, head, check, or whatever. NOT YOUR HAND!Chelsea then lost 5-3 against Liverpool to hand us the key to third place with just one game remaining.The lads preview Sunday's clash against Leicester, a must win as far as we're all concerned.Follow @Strettycast on Twitter! Email the show: email@example.com
Episode 74 - De Gea's days numbered
Reflections from a very disappointing FA Cup semi-final...
Episode 73 - PSG want Marcus Rashford
Dale and Mike are back with another match review as Manchester United got back to winning ways against Crystal Palace on Thursday night.In what was a cagey encounter against Roy Hodgson's Eagles, United had to battle but not without some VAR controversy... We talk a bit about that but are mindful that VAR coverage is becoming tiresome. It is worth nothing that since recording, former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher shared his opinion that Graham Scott made the right call by not awarding a penalty when Victor Lindelof challenged Wilfried Zaha inside the box. Palace also had a goal rightly disallowed for offside. Moreover, listen out for our reflections on an Independent report from Miguel Delaney suggesting that PSG manager Thomas Tuchel is targeting Marcus Rashford and would back the club to bid over £100m for the England international in a COVID-19 market.Leave a nice review and follow @Strettycast on Twitter. You can also become a member on Patreon.
Episode 72 - Questions asked of Harry Maguire
Dale and Leah discuss Manchester United's disappointing 2-2 draw with Southampton.They take nothing away from Ralph Hasenhuttl's side. They pressed like a pack of wild dogs and make issues for Manchester United.Our midfield couldn't breathe. Nemanja Matic looked shattered, Paul Pogba became frustrated and Bruno Fernandes had an off-night despite providing an assist for another Anthony Martial goal. We go in hard on Harry Maguire this week because his ongoing mistakes are unacceptable. It's time he improved because he's committing similar errors to his partner in crime, Victor Lindelof, and that should be an insult to the England international.Leah goes on a rant about VAR after an checked incident saw a Southampton player deliberately stamp on Mason Greenwood after the ball left his feet. It wasn't the only decision that had us scratching our heads last night...Send us feedback via Twitter (@Strettycast) or become a member on Patreon: http://patreon.com/strettynews
Episode 71 - Penalty claims and having a better midfield than the Premier League winners
Dale and Mike go through Thursday night's 3-0 win over Aston Villa.The game saw a controversial penalty awarded in Manchester United's favour when Bruno Fernandes was brought down on the edge of the box before converting his spot kick. Mike has a look at the rule book and says Jon Moss made the right decision despite what the Premier League will have you think.Jack Grealish and Tyrone Mings hardly had the best auditions as two players linked with moves to United. We agree that Solskjaer will be put off making a move for either player. Also we think more fans are coming to terms with Grealish not being a necessity this summer. He wouldn't start in the current line-up! Mings, on the other hand, had a dig swung at him by Roy Keane for his defending in the lead up to Mason Greenwood's goal. What a player!Next up is Southampton. Mike gives you reasons to be wary ahead of that game on Monday night (8pm). That means our next podcast will be recorded and uploaded on Tuesday.Thanks for listening and we appreciate your feedback! Twitter: @Strettycast | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Patreon: patreon.com/strettynews