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The original half-hour Manchester United podcast, now released every Tuesday and Friday morning for the 2023/24 season, featuring pre- and post-match analysis, detailed and insightful youth, loan and United Women round-ups. Previous guests have ranged from coaches and players to journalists, authors and fans, and include Michael Carrick, Mike Phelan, Millie Turner, Andy Mitten, Simon Peach, Jon Mackenzie and Paul Hirst. Founded in January 2016, the Manchester United Weekly Podcast has for eight seasons delivered waffle-free analysis from two lifelong Reds. What you can expect: Tuesday show: Weekend match analysis, youth & loan round-up, 'guess the player' and exciting guests. Friday show: Mid-week match analysis live from the ground, big picture discussion with guests, Patreon phone-ins, weekend match preview and an extensive United Women round-up with journalists. Get bonus content on Patreon

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United Kingdom

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The original half-hour Manchester United podcast, now released every Tuesday and Friday morning for the 2023/24 season, featuring pre- and post-match analysis, detailed and insightful youth, loan and United Women round-ups. Previous guests have ranged from coaches and players to journalists, authors and fans, and include Michael Carrick, Mike Phelan, Millie Turner, Andy Mitten, Simon Peach, Jon Mackenzie and Paul Hirst. Founded in January 2016, the Manchester United Weekly Podcast has for eight seasons delivered waffle-free analysis from two lifelong Reds. What you can expect: Tuesday show: Weekend match analysis, youth & loan round-up, 'guess the player' and exciting guests. Friday show: Mid-week match analysis live from the ground, big picture discussion with guests, Patreon phone-ins, weekend match preview and an extensive United Women round-up with journalists. Get bonus content on Patreon

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English

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07507275672


Episodes
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S9 E45: Women's FA Cup winners, men lose at Theatre of Streams

5/13/2024
Host Harry Robinson (now dried off!) reacts to Women's FA Cup victory and the men's 1-0 home defeat to Arsenal. Plus, another U18s final, and Newcastle (h) preview. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:28:59

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S9 E44: Selhurst humiliation (Crystal Palace, 0-4)

5/8/2024
A humiliating defeat that was coming. And it should have come some time ago. Crystal Palace 4-0 Manchester United. A low ebb in Erik ten Hag's rollercoaster of a United era. Hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait review a woeful performance at Selhurst Park, the incredible (contrasting) away fans' support and what it means for Ten Hag's future. They answer questions from Patreons, discuss Harry's exciting new project with the Academy and tell you about another upcoming U18s final. There's news on title-winning U21s in the women's Academy, the upcoming Women's FA Cup final and we play Guess the Player. There's loads more, too! Enjoy the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:47:18

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S9 E43: Same old story, with a proud Academy twist (Burnley 1-1; Sheffield United, 4-2)

4/29/2024
Two games at Old Trafford, many very familiar signs, and more goals aplenty. Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United future remains uncertain at best. If this is his audition for the future, there are plenty unconvinced. A 4-2 win against Sheffield United with the proud highlight of a 250th Academy graduate in Ethan Wheatley but then followed a disappointing 1-1 draw with Burnley. Hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait react to it all and discuss the Academy, plus answer questions from our Patrons. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:40:17

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S9 E42: FA Cup finalists, again, but embarrassed | Should Ten Hag stay or go?

4/22/2024
Hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait review Sunday’s dramatic FA Cup semi-final against Coventry City, debate Erik ten Hag’s future, discuss the upcoming U18 Premier League Cup final after last week’s interview with Nick Cox and look ahead to home games against Sheffield United and Burnley as United look to grasp something from the league season. Plus, draws against Spurs for both United Women and the men’s U21s. And, Guess the Player! In the Patreon Q&A, United and England... both, or neither? And EURO 2024. Sign up to become a Patron here and help support the show into its tenth series... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:49:14

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S9 E41: Title-winning U18s, with Nick Cox | Women's FA Cup finalists, with Ameé Ruszkai | Men's FA Cup semi-finalists, with a Coventry fan

4/17/2024
Harry Robinson is joined on the Manchester United Weekly Podcast by Nick Cox, Director of Academy, to discuss the Under-18s being crowned champions of the U18 Premier League North. Find out what Erik ten Hag said to him and lead coach Adam Lawrence, what the philosophy behind the achievement has been and what it means for the future. Harry explains the key to the success from his point of view, too. He's then joined by the excellent Ameé Ruszkai, lead women's football writer for FootballCo, to talk about United's hugely significant victory over Chelsea. They had never beaten the Blues before and have now done so in an FA Cup semi-final. Who's in the final? What are United's chances? And what does the win do for manager Marc Skinner's future? Finally, CJ Joiner joins the show to give some insight on the club he supports, Coventry City, ahead of the men's FA Cup semi-final on Sunday afternoon. Enjoy the show! If you're interested in more, subscribe to Harry's weekly newsletter here: harryrobinson.substack.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:40:40

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S9 E40: Kobbie the International, Brentford (a) preview

3/27/2024
First he was ours, now he’s the nations... Kobbie Mainoo, emerging England star. The young Manchester United midfielder is the headline-maker of the international break and the pressure and focus will step up a notch as he returns to the club game, with Erik ten Hag’s side visiting Brentford on Saturday evening. On the latest episode of the Manchester United Weekly Podcast, hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait are discussing Kobbie’s excellence, Alejandro Garnacho’s first Argentina start and other key international headlines while previewing that Brentford game, answering Patron questions, playing Guess the Player, giving you an Academy Briefing and looking ahead to the back end of the season overall. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:47:50

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S9 E39: "You wait a lifetime for a game like this" - Manchester United 4-3 Liverpool - FA Cup quarter-final victory

3/18/2024
Hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait react to a once-in-a-generation FA Cup victory over Liverpool. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:56:26

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S9 E38: Can United beat Liverpool? FA Cup preview - the season's biggest game

3/13/2024
Hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait preview Manchester United's biggest game of the season, an FA Cup quarter-final against Liverpool at Old Trafford. They talk tactics, mentality, atmosphere and lessons from Anfield and the past. Plus, there's Guess the Player and the Academy Briefing and the bonus Patron Q&A. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:53:24

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S9 E37: Old Trafford - the fans' opinions

3/10/2024
Harry Robinson hosts from Old Trafford, discussing the future of Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium with fans of United and opponents Everton, who are soon to leave their historic Goodison Park home for a new ground at Bramley Moore Dock. Do fans support a move? How much of a role does Old Trafford as a stadium play in the identity of United, and the same with Goodison and Everton? What is the minimum capacity of a new ground that could convince fans to leave Old Trafford behind? Those questions and many others pondered in this episode from M16! Regular co-host Jack Tait is away this weekend but both Harry & Jack will return on Wednesday evening to preview Sunday's FA Cup quarter-final against Liverpool. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:46:13

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United Through Time: James W. Gibson

3/6/2024
Hi everyone, Harry Robinson here. If you're interested in Manchester United history, I have another podcast you might like, and after a two-and-a-half-year hiatus, there's a new episode of United Through Time out now! It's about James W. Gibson, club president from 1932 until his 1951 death. He's an inspiring visionary of a man. Here's a five-minute teaser to see if you like it. If you so, here's a link to listen in full on podfollow: https://pod.fo/e/22434c After the main episode, there'll also be a reaction show with Wayne Barton - author of 22 United books - and I in which we discuss the similarities between Gibson and Ratcliffe and why that era is so important to study. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:02:46

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S9 E36: Derby defeat, new UCL format (City, 1-3)

3/4/2024
It started so well, but it ended in familiar fashion. Another derby defeat. We expected little else, but this was a performance that showed signs of promise, only for Manchester United to be unable to hold on and City to finish 3-1 victors. On the latest episode of the Manchester United Weekly Podcast, hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait review and analyse Sunday’s Etihad defeat and Wednesday’s crucial FA Cup triumph over Nottingham Forest, play Guess the Player, give you the Academy Briefing, an update on United Women, and preview next Saturday’s match at home to Everton, a 12:30pm kick-off. They also discuss an ex-Red, possible structures of player contracts and the new format for UEFA competitions for next season. That latter part is only for Patrons. You can sign up to get early access to ad-free episodes with bonus content here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:51:24

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S9 E35: Playing with fire (Fulham, 1-2)

2/26/2024
Well, positive goal difference was nice while it lasted! Manchester United back to nought in goal difference and perhaps back to zero chance of finishing in the Premier League’s top four after a late 2-1 defeat at home to Fulham, an ever-so-rare victory for the Cottagers at Old Trafford. It comes in a week of great excitement for the club as Sir Jim Ratcliffe, INEOS and Trawlers Limited were confirmed as co-owners of the club, bringing with them ambition, vision and relieving frankness. On the latest episode of the Manchester United Weekly Podcast, hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait dissect that Fulham defeat, play Guess the Player, give you the Academy Briefing, consider Ratcliffe’s early statements and how that fits into the historical context of Manchester United and preview Wednesday's FA Cup tie at Nottingham Forest. Will Erik ten Hag have his Mark Robins moment? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:54:07

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S9 E34: Ten Hag's Bazball? (Luton Town, 2-1)

2/19/2024
Five consecutive wins for Manchester United and Erik ten Hag, whose desired identity for the Reds is becoming clearer by the game, whether you like it or not. Basketball-esque football. End-to-end. Forget possession and control. Does it work? Well, it is at the moment. But is it convincing, is it sustainable, is it the right thing to do? That’s what hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait are discussing. They also talk the currently unstoppable Rasmus Hojlund, impressive Kobbie Mainoo and much more. They play Guess the Player, give you an extensive Academy Briefing, reflect on a bad weekend and result for United Women, the possibility of Dan Ashworth at United and look ahead to Saturday’s Old Trafford match against Fulham. Harry's newsletter: harryrobinson.substack.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:46:40

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Clip: What to do with Old Trafford?

2/17/2024
A clip from S9 E33 where hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait discuss what should be done with Old Trafford. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:08:18

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S9 E33: Momentum builds (Aston Villa, 2-1)

2/12/2024
Manchester United have won four games in a row! Scott McTominay wins another game for Erik ten Hag’s side, who remain five points behind Aston Villa and six behind Spurs but have found some momentum. Rasmus Hojlund’s unstoppable scoring march continues to help United achieve a rare away victory at a top-eight side, a first since 2021. With that damning statistic in mind, the key question to ask today - beyond how satisfying was that - is whether this 2-1 victory at Villa Park is a sign of something sustainable or a one-off? Is this harking back to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sides in many ways? Or should we look over some poor moments in an intense 90-minute match given the end result was so good and so valuable? All of that, plus much, much more is answered by hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait on the latest episode of the Manchester United Weekly Podcast where we’ll also be playing Guess the Player, giving you an extensive Academy Briefing and previewing Sunday’s away match at Luton Town. We also talk Old Trafford. Wembley of the North? That’s what they’re saying. Rebuild, renovate, demolish, move - what options do we favour? Our Patrons get a bonus 15-20 minute Q&A in which we answer questions like ‘Is McTominay the new Smalling?’, ‘why hasn’t Ten Hag implemented a successful plan?’ ‘if Ten Hag could give out a managers’ player of the year award who would he give it to, and why is it Scott McTominay’ ‘are there opposition players you’ve begrudgingly enjoyed watching from rivals?’ ‘what are De Gea and Phil Jones doing?’ ‘which striker should United sign next?’ And that’s not even it - there's much more! If you want to listen to that bonus section every week and get ad-free episodes and help support our work as we near our 10th series, you can do so by going to patreon.com/UnitedWeeklyPodcast. It costs just a few quid a month and you get to join a lovely little community of Reds from across the world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:56:11

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Bonus: Where does Mount fit in, do Ten Hag's plans reduce this team's strengths?

2/8/2024
Answering these questions from one of our Patrons, hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait essentially ponder over whether Erik ten Hag's ideal plans for this Manchester United team make it greater than the sum of its parts or reduce its strengths: Where does Mount fit in once he’s fit? Can a Bruno, Mount and Mainoo midfielder work? What do we do with Casemiro? If you'd like to hear more conversations like this every week and for twice as long, sign up to become a Patron and support the show here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:11:47

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Clip: The enduring legacy and lessons of the Munich Air Disaster

2/6/2024
A clip from S9 E32 as hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait discuss the enduring legacy and lessons of the Munich Air Disaster. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:14:54

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S9 E32: Youth drives success (West Ham, 3-0)

2/5/2024
Hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait review Manchester United's 3-0 home win over West Ham, asking and answering questions like: Does this performance show wider growth or were United just more clinical? How good can Rasmus Hojlund be? How has Alejandro Garnacho developed this season? What is the next thing for him to improve? How big a blow is losing Lisandro Martinez again? And much more! We also reflect on the enduring legacy of the Munich Air Disaster on United and its fanbase, play Guess the Player and preview next weekend's game against Aston Villa. There's also an extensive Academy Briefing with Harry giving some insight on the development of Kobbie Mainoo, the departure of Isak Hansen-Aaroen and two U18s wins at Carrington this week, plus a series of late loan moves. In an extra-long bonus Q&A for Patrons, we talk how Mason Mount fits into this team among several other interesting topics. Become a Patron here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:01:04:36

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S9 E31: The man who saved Manchester United

2/2/2024
Harry Robinson is joined by Matt Johnson, great-grandson of the man who saved Manchester United, Harry Stafford. The pair start off by talking about Thursday night's extraordinary win over Wolves and Kobbie Mainoo's memorable 97th-minute winner and then reflect on the man who made it possible, a Newton Heath captain from over a century ago. There's chat about the early history of United, about Newton Heath, about a community of descendants of legendary figures, about collectors’ items, a tale of loss and tragedy, and a very determined man, without whom Manchester United would not exist. Harry Stafford is one of The Men Who Made Manchester United, eight inspirational figures who form the basis for Harry Robinson's book, released in October 2023 and available to buy now. Podcast listeners can benefit from a special offer to get a signed copy directly from Harry for £18 including postage! DM him on Twitter at @HarryRobinson64 or email us at mufcweeklypod[at]gmail[dot]com to order. Cheers! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:41:25

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S9 E30: FA Cup progress (Newport, 4-2)

1/29/2024
With audio and reaction direct from a classic FA Cup tie at Newport County's Rodney Parade, including an interview with an Exiles fan and the unique sounds of tie like this, we review an unconvincing but nevertheless successful win on the road. Hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait debate what this says about Ten Hag's management as United fielded their strongest team of the season but floundered at times again. Plus, what more can Hojlund do? Can United have a mid-season resurgence as in a similar scenario back in 2020? What does Marcus Rashford's future look like now? As well as that, we play Guess the Player, look at United Women's first win in a month and give you an extensive Academy and loan briefing, with a four-goal haul for one Salford lad at Old Trafford. For our Patreons, we talk Bayindir vs Onana and Jurgen Klopp's upcoming Liverpool exit and the question: "What's the more desirable job - being United or Liverpool boss?" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Duration:00:55:44