Manchester United Weekly Podcast
S7 E32: Erik ten Hag
Season 7, Ep. 32
Hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait react to the announcement of Erik ten Hag as Manchester United manager, discussing what the Dutchman's main priorities will be after taking the job, from personality to recruitment to captains and club strategy.
S8 E3: Season preview, pt.2
Season 8, Ep. 3
In Part Two of the Manchester United Weekly Podcast’s season preview, hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait first reflect on a magical Wembley night for England’s Lionesses. United’s Ella Toone scored a stunning goal in 2-1 European Championship final victory over Germany. Alessia Russo and Mary Earps also made key contributions.We review a double game weekend as United took on Atletico Madrid and Rayo Vallecano in Oslo and Manchester respectively. We’ll talk about the performances of new signings Lisandro Martinez and Christian Eriksen, an exciting display from Alejandro Garnacho. We’ll talk about Cristiano Ronaldo, about Erik ten Hag’s use of the full-backs, about how the defensive structure has altered so far. And we’ll talk about United’s first game of the season, against Brighton, at Old Trafford, Sunday 7 August at 2pm UK time.In our bonus Patreon Q&A - included in the normal show this week as a taster - we discuss Frenkie de Jong's potential transfer in more detail and consider a fascinating question on Sarina Weigman v Gareth Southgate.TIMESTAMPS00:00 Patreon notice00:45 Introduction01:30 England Lionesses - European champions!12:30 United v Rayo Vallecano - Garnacho’s exciting display16:20 Eriksen v Van de Beek18:30 Playing out from the back v Atleti23:15 Inverted full-backs25:10 Attacking full-backs with Ten Hag27:00 Lack of squad depth29:00 What to do with Ronaldo?32:15 Quick-fire questions (league winners, where will United finish, who will be top goalscorer, will United win a trophy etc.)34:00 United at SuperCupNI (formerly known as the Milk Cup)34:40 Excitement for the new season38:00 FPL details38:30 OutroBonus Q&A40:50 Frenkie de Jong49:00 “Is the difference between Sarina Wiegman and Southgate that Wiegman sets her team up to maximize its strengths while Southgate doesn’t? Both have a wealth of attacking talent but only Wiegman seems to try to use it to win games as opposed to not losing them.”
S8 E2: Season Preview, pt.1
Season 8, Ep. 2
The first part of our season preview, looking at Manchester United's Tour to Thailand and Australia, how Erik Ten Hag managed expectations, controversy and returning players, and plenty more.TIMESTAMPS00:00 Introduction01:00 England Women & Alessia Russo's outrageous goal07:00 Run through of United’s pre-season results10:50 The ridiculous concept of Tour and how new players deal with it14:30 How Ten Hag managed his first Tour, the media and added discipline22:00 The front three: Rashford, Martial, Sancho29:20 Fitness: Ten Hag’s insistence on a double-friendly weekend32:12 The underlying issues - Ronaldo and De Jong36:30 Outro
S8 E1: Transfers
Season 8, Ep. 1
Hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait return for the 2022/23 season, discussing Manchester United's three signings: Tyrell Malacia, Lisandro Martinez and Christian Eriksen.There's also an update on the podcast's new format for the season, a quick summary of the confusion around Cristiano Ronaldo and Frenkie de Jong, and a round-up of the latest news around the club's Academy over summer.PS: Jack's audio file corrupted slightly post-recording, so apologies for the less-than-ideal sound in bits of this episode. We're not quite sure what happened, it's not happened before and won't happen again, but hopefully you can enjoy the episode nevertheless.