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Manchester United podcast with news, interviews, analysis and special guests. See for privacy and opt-out information.

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Episode 102 - How far away are United?

Manchester United 3-1 Newcastle | Dale and Mike catch up to run through our latest thoughts on Manchester United. Thanks again for your questions this week. We took a look at Paul Scholes' recent comments about what United are lacking in order to compete for the Premier League title. There's some David de Gea and Dean Henderson debate too. Email the show: Tweet the show: @Strettycast See for privacy and opt-out information.


Episode 101 - Update on United's search for a director of football

Manchester United have identified Juventus’ chief scout Matteo Tognozzi as a possible candidate to become the club’s sporting director, according to Stretty News reporter Leah Smith. Tognozzi became Juventus’ chief scout in 2017 following successful recruitment roles at Zenit St.Petersburg, Bayer Leverkusen and Hamburg. The highly-rated scout is regarded as one of Europe’s most pioneering recruitment specialists. Dale catches up with Leah for a quick chat about her story, the meaning...


Episode 100 - United make La Real look like muck

Manchester United gave Real Sociedad a lesson in Turin on Thursday night and Dale is joined by Mike to run through the game. We also dive into conversation about European football with Europa League very much on the agenda for United this season, as well as a brief snippet on the non-existent Premier League title race that the media want to ask Ole Gunnar Solskjaer about every week. Next up we've got Newcastle. Don't let us down lads. Email the show | Contact via...


Episode 99 - Uninspiring trip to West Bom

Mike is busy this week and will return on Friday, so Dale was joined by Stretty News writer Philip. They discussed United being complacent against another side in the lower half of the Premier League table. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer dismissed claims there's an attitude problem in the dressing room, but how else can we explain such complacency. These players are better than this and not long ago they were on a winning run that saw them at the top of the league. Solskjaer needs to get back to...


Episode 98 - Into the FA Cup quarter-finals!

Dale and Mike reflect on a pretty dull FA Cup fifth-round win over West Ham. An extra-time winner from Scott McTominay saved the night for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side. David Moyes brought his West Ham players to Old Trafford to defend. Donny van de Beek raises some eyebrows. For more follow @Strettycast on Twitter. Email the show: See for privacy and opt-out information.


Episode 97 - Reminder for Harry Maguire

We run through Manchester United's latest disappointing result. A 3-3 draw at home to Everton. NEXT UP: West Ham in the FA Cup. A reminder for Harry Maguire, as Mike puts it! Follow the podcast on Twitter: @Strettycast Email the show: See for privacy and opt-out information.


Episode 96 - United put NINE past Southampton

Manchester United win 9-0. Eight different scorers against Southampton: Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Marcus Rashford, own goal, Edinson Cavani, Anthony Martial x2, Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes, Daniel James. Biggest win since 1995 - though that game against Ipswich didn't have VAR making crazy decisions. The Reds are level on 44 points with rivals Man City, who have two games in hand as we record this podcast. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needed to see a convincing display from his players and he got...


Episode 95 - Ben Thornley - Class of 92 interview

Dale had the pleasure of being joined by Ben Thornley for a special interview this week. After shining amongst the Class of 92 and being tipped to become a regular in Sir Alex Ferguson's side, Thornley suffered a devastating injury against Blackburn Rovers. Nowadays he commentates on United games for MUTV and is one of few lucky enough to be attending matches at the moment. We talk a bit about that and how United are doing this season. We hope you enjoy the conversation and plan to bring...


Episode 94 - Conceding ground in title race

This episode of the Strettycast is a reaction to Manchester United's goalless stalemate with Arsenal at the Emirates. The mood has worsened between Dale and Mike because the knock-on effect of drawing with Arsenal feels worse. United host Southampton on Tuesday night before playing at host again to Everton the following Saturday. Then it's West Ham in the fourth round of the FA Cup -- once again at home. Like last week, we answer a few of your questions sent in via Stretty News' Facebook...


Episode 93 - Reality check

A disappointing result for Dale and Mike to reflect on. With so many questions flooding in after full-time on Wednesday night, we've decided to sit back and do our best t answer as many possible in an hour. It's not your usual podcast from the Strettycast but we share our views on Anthony Martial and why United looked so poor against the Blades at Old Trafford. Next episode after Arsenal on Sunday. Email the show: See for privacy and opt-out...


Episiode 92 - Knocking the Scousers out of the FA Cup

Manchester United went toe-to-toe with Liverpool at Anfield, stuck the sword in and rode victorious into the fifth-round of the FA Cup. Dale is joined by Mike to run through the game and Jermain Jenas' shocking co-commentary on BBC One. Manchester United won 3-2 on the day and knocked Liverpool out of the FA Cup. Goals from Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes sealed the win. Mohamed Salah scored twice for the Scousers. Jurgen Klopp's men were lucky not to have had two...


Episode 91 - Top of the league going to Anfield (special guest Ste from EOTK)

Dale and Mike give a quick review of Manchester United's 1-0 win over Burnley. The win saw Manchester United move three points clear at the top of the Premier League. Liverpool, who are sat in second place, are our opponents this weekend so we had Ste Carson (@sjrcarson) -- a leading writer from Empire of the Kop (LFC blog) -- join us to chat about their season to date and being champions after a 30-year wait. Ste gives an outsider's perspective on the influence Bruno Fernandes has had at...


Episode 90 - Gracias Greg Clarke

Dale and Mike reflect on Manchester United's 1-0 win over Watford in the FA Cup. The Reds' attention will turn to the FA Cup draw on Monday night (8pm) but for now, kick your feet up and listen to the lads discuss a pretty dull 90 minutes of football. A "professional" display argues Dale, while Mike argues there's a need for a new right-back to compete with Aaron Wan-Bissaka after Brandon Williams got the nod on Saturday night. We will have another episode before United travel to Anfield....


Episode 89 - Resurgent City see off United & Klopp tears

Strettycast is a Manchester United podcast hosted by Dale O'Donnell, founder and editor of Most weeks Dale is joined by close friend Mike, and other weeks there will be guests and special interviews. This week we look at how a resurgent Man City side proved too strong for the Reds at Old Trafford, Jurgen Klopp making a big deal over nothing and the curious case of Aaron Wan-Bissaka. Get in touch with the show by emailing or simply send a tweet to...


Episode 88 - Spending the New Year with Ole

Manchester United finish 2020 in second place behind leaders Liverpool. The quest for the New Year will be to build on that and challenge for the Premier League title. It's too early to speak about us winning the league, but it's great to see United back in the mix again. Dale and Mike chat about the last three games -- how we predicted a win over Everton and got four points from the games against Leicester City and Wolves. Next up is Aston Villa in the league. Follow @Strettycast on...


Episode 87 - Where are Manchester United under Solskjaer right now? [Christmas special]

Dale and Mike catch up after the 6-2 win over Leeds United. We look forward to tonight's Carabao Cup quarter-final against Everton, and the next Premier League match versus Leicester City on Boxing Day. The league looks promising as it stands but this is where we urge the team to show consistency -- but an away trip to Leicester won't be an easy contest. The Reds were excellent against Leeds but defensive mishaps reappear on a weekly basis. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must raise this with the...


Episode 86 - Paul Pogba is the Boris Johnson of Manchester United, time for Ronaldo to come home?

Manchester United are out of the Champions League, but could find themselves in the Premier League title race. With two games in hand on some of the teams above us (United are ninth), Dale and Mike have another discussion on all things United related. We couldn't skip the latest episode surrounding Paul Pogba, which Mike uses to compare the Frenchman to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The lads give their thoughts on Pogba's agent Mino Raiola and how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is handling...


Episode 85 - El Matador

The Reds recovered from two goals down to record a stunning win at St. Mary's on Sunday. Southampton took a 2-0 lead into half-time but an injury time winner from Edinson Cavani made the headlines. 'El Matador' came off the bench in the second half to assist Bruno Fernandes with a brilliant delivery into the box before scoring two goals of his own in a match-winning performance. Mike's changed his tune on Cavani while Dale continues to push his Ole agenda, which is probably becoming a...


Episode 84 - The Guardian's Jamie Jackson on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Dale catches up with author and Guardian journalist Jamie Jackson to discuss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. After writing The Red Apprentice, a biography on Solskjaer, Jackson appears as a special guest on The Strettycast to offer some insight on how the Norwegian operates as Manchester United manager. We also take a look at the most recent transfer window as Jackson reveals Liverpool are interested in a player United wanted to sign last summer... Moreover, this intriguing conversation will give...


Episode 83 - Josh McClorey on his new singles and assisting Tinchy Stryder at Old Trafford

John McClorey joins Dale on the Strettycast to talk about his music and playing at Old Trafford, only to assist Tinchy Stryder. Check out Josh's new material on Spotify! See for privacy and opt-out information.