Manchester United Weekly Podcast
S7 E11: A defining week approaches
Season 7, Ep. 11
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.
S7 E10: International break musings
Season 7, Ep. 10
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!
S7 E9: On the precipice
Season 7, Ep. 9
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
S7 E8: Immaturity at home
Season 7, Ep. 8
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!
S7 E7: Redemption Song
Season 7, Ep. 7
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!
S7 E6: Ronaldo's goalscoring return
Season 7, Ep. 6
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!
S7 E5: WSL, Greenwood and Newcastle preview
Season 7, Ep. 5
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
S7 E4: Ronaldo returns + Wolves (A)
Season 7, Ep. 4
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!
S7 E3: South coast disappointment
Season 7, Ep. 3
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!