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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...


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...


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,...


Episode 74 - De Gea's days numbered

Reflections from a very disappointing FA Cup semi-final... See for privacy and opt-out information.


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...


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....


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...


Episode 70 - The Sky is the limit for Mason Greenwood

A big panel on the Strettycast this week as Dale is joined by some of the blog's writers: Leah, Aaron, Philip and Matt. Matt decides to join us on Zoom from his local Tesco supermarket. This is what sheer excitement does to us! See for privacy and opt-out information.


Episode 69 - United looking good for third place

Dale and Mike preview Manchester United's upcoming clash against Bournemouth in the Premier League. They also take some time out to review the 3-0 win over Brighton as United start to show a level of consistency against the lesser sides. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men had some extra relief during the week as West Ham beat Chelsea and Everton took three points from Leicester City. This weekend we could do with Arsenal taking points off Wolves but that's some ask for the Gunners at the...


Episode 68 - FA Cup semi-finals & Angel Gomes contract expires

Reviewing the win over Norwich City, FA Cup semi-final draw and Angel Gomes’ imminent departure. All on this morning’s podcast! Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made eight changes for United’s FA Cup quarter-final tie against Norwich and we discuss whether this was the right call from the manager. Although we got across the line with a Harry Maguire winner in extra time, Solskjaer called upon his usual starters from the bench so it wasn’t as if they got a rest before Tuesday’s league clash against an...


Episode 67 - Race for Champions League spots is firmly on

Dale and Mike run through Manchester United's recent games against Tottenham Hotspur and Sheffield United. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side took four points from a possible six, and you can hear it in our voices that we are feeling optimistic about clinching a Champions League spot. A lot of eyes will be on Chelsea's league encounter with Manchester City on Thursday night. Should the Blues lose, they will sit just two points ahead of the Red Devils in fourth-place. We are awaiting news from the...


Episode 66 - Feelin' Spursy?

We are delighted to welcome Ricky from the Last Word On Spurs podcast on this week to preview Tottenham vs Manchester United. Ricky doesn't usually find himself defending José Mourinho like this on his own podcast, so we appreciate the time and honesty he gave in episode 66 of the Strettycast. Follow action from the game on and we'll have a review show out Monday! See for privacy and opt-out information.


Episode 65 - Kieran Maguire on football finance

Dale and Leah are joined by Kieran Maguire from The Price of Football on this week's Strettycast. In this episode you get the real story of the Glazers and how they aim to run Manchester United as a business. We also take a look at the lower leagues - League One & League Two -- which have been cancelled over the coronavirus. That has seen a lot of hardship at clubs like Tranmere, who have many a number of their staff redundant after being relegated. They will argue that they were coming...


Episode 64 - Manchester United Foundation response to COVID-19

Manchester United Foundation has committed £1m into the Greater Manchester community and beyond over the past few weeks to support the families and young people with whom it usually work on a daily basis, and global youth charities through our Supporters’ Clubs. This morning I caught up with the foundation's chief executive John Shiels to talk about the tremendous work done during these difficult times. Further info on all Foundation activations can be found here:...


Episode 63 - The Red Room in Helsinki

The Red Room is a brand new museum dedicated to Manchester United founded by a die-hard Finnish fan from Helsinki. His name is Jere Virtanen and I am delighted to have him on the Strettycast. There is also some chat beforehand on Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek - following confirmed interest from Manchester United. More about The Red Room from CNN -...


Episode 62 - Saul's bluff & 1991 European Cup Winners' Cup

This week Dale & Mike discuss Saul Niguez's bluff and Odion Ighalo's loan extension. The game we focus on turns out to be Mark Hughes' most important match ever, as Manchester United won the European Cup Winners Cup against Barcelona's 'Dream Team'. 1991 saw United represent English football clubs in the European CWC for the first time after a 5-year ban saw English clubs excluded from European competition following the Heysel disaster. Hughes, who features in this week's Icons of Old...


Episode 61 - Luke Chadwick

We are delighted to have special guest Luke Chadwick on today's show. The former Manchester United academy graduate speaks about his time at Old Trafford, Roy Keane setting the highest of standards, being sent on loan to Belgium as a young lad, and the most expensive cup of soup he ever paid for after getting the hairdryer treatment from former manager Sir Alex Ferguson. See for privacy and opt-out information.


Episode 60 - Martin Buchan The Great - 1977 FA Cup Final win over Liverpool

On this week's Strettycast with Mike, we discuss the triumphant 1977 FA Cup final when a 2-1 win ensured that the unprecedented treble would lie untouched for another 22 years. Liverpool had already won the league and they'd go onto win the European Cup too, beating Borussia Monchengladbach 3-1 in Rome. Manchester United won. All three goals came in a crazy five-minute period early in the second half after a non-event first half. Stuart Pearson opened the scoring when he latched onto a long...


Episode 59 - Interview with former journalist Nathan Thomas

This Monday I am joined by former journalist Nathan Thomas to talk about his time at Old Trafford and what's he up to now. We chat about the responsibilities he had as a reporter whilst working at the club, how United managed themselves online, and a funny story about how he held two bags of clothing for a former United player in his briefs! It's quite interesting to hear Thomas' experiences with David Gill, who helped him land the job in the first place, and then how he only met...


Episode 58 - Confidence diminishing on Sancho front & avoiding Saudi takeover

It's a special show this week as Dale and Mike chat with Phil Brown about mental health, Project Restart, COVID-19, Manchester United transfers and narrowly avoiding a terrifying takeover involving the Saudi Royal Family. Follow Phil @Malachians, Dale @ODonnellDale, Mike @Mikeroft_holmes. See for privacy and opt-out information.