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140: Manchester United face struggling Atletico Madrid in the Champions League

Dale and Shaun review Manchester United's 4-2 win over Leeds United in the Premier League before being joined by Football Espana editor Alan Feehely to discuss the opening match against Atletico Madrid. Manchester United are in Madrid on Wednesday night for the Champions League round-of-16 clash. It appears they are under crisis, struggling in a similar fashion domestically to the Red Devils. We give our predictions and much more. See for privacy and opt-out information.


139: Why Harry Maguire remains Manchester United captain

Dale is joined by Shaun to review Manchester United's 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion, offer analysis of David de Gea's overall game, discuss the dressing room leaks and much more on this week's episode of the Strettycast. We will be back with another episode before United take on Atletico Madrid in the Champions League round of 16 next week -- along with a review of the game against Leeds United. Thanks for listening, keep the red flag flying hight. See for privacy...


138: Lingard leaving under grey cloud | Richard Arnold takes Ed's seat | Pellistri shines for Uruguay

Facundo Pellistri, is he Uruguay’s answer to Lionel Messi? Ed Woodward has packed up, or has he? What can go wrong with Richard Arnold? This is the Strettycast, and your host Dale O'Donnell joined by co-host Shaun Connolly. Richard Arnold’s to do list See for privacy and opt-out information.


137: Patience key in win over West Ham | Rashford AGAIN | Rangnick finds tactical solution

A chat about Manchester United with Dale O'Donnell and Shaun Connolly. The two lads share their thoughts on Manchester United's 1-0 win over West Ham in the Premier League for the latest episode of the Strettycast. Rashford took the headlines AGAIN, with his last-minute winner as United climbed into the top four, and regular listeners will understand how that makes us feel. Later on in this episode, Shaun raises a valid argument about United's future at right-back and why we should be...


136: De Gea pros and cons | Delight for Rashford | Milestone away win

On the latest Strettycast, Dale and Shaun discuss the 3-1 win over little old Brentford. It was United's 300th away win in the Premier League and Thomas Frank had a chip on his shoulder at full-time. The Brentford manager weirdly name-checked Jadon Sancho, who wasn't in the squad, and claimed that his side destroyed United. We take a deeper look into David de Gea's performances this season - after another 'standout' display between the sticks. Meanwhile, Marcus Rashford got the goal he...


135: De-pressing at Villa Park, Martial gone AWOL

Dale is joined again by Shaun to review Manchester United's latest game - a disappointing 2-2 draw away to Aston Villa. United held a 2 goal lead thanks to a brace from Bruno Fernandes, but that was before Philippe Coutinho came off the bench to make an instant impact on his Villa debut. Too many individual mistakes allowed Villa back into a game that United should've won - from the position they held at 2-0 - but we bottled it. Anthony Martial didn't bother showing up - and we discuss...


134: We need to talk about Marcus Rashford

That was probably the most frequently asked question as fans left Old Trafford on Monday night, after Manchester United knocked Aston Villa out of the FA Cup. The England international is not playing well and his body language is completely off at the moment, but sadly that has brought a surge of ill-advised opinions on the United star. Dale and Shaun discuss recent claims made by former Manchester United assistant manager Steve McClaren - and both believe Rashford will soon be back to his...


133: Crisis at Manchester United

Manchester United are reportedly in crisis mode and Ed Woodward is getting the blame. On this week's podcast, Dale speaks about the job at hand for Ralf Rangnick, which has been made more difficult by unhappy players in the dressing room - not to mention the incompetent board he will work with for the following 2 years. United lost 1-0 against Wolves on Monday and crisis reports followed shortly after. Dale also makes a list of the players that should be sold/moved on this month or in the...


132: Ralf Rangnick announcement imminent & Spanish coppers

Some apprehension over Ralf Rangnick's imminent appointment as well as lots of excitement. Dale is joined by Brain, back from his travels to Villarreal midweek and about to set off again for Chelsea away on Sunday, to discuss our new manager for the remainder of the season. There are uncertain times ahead with the German set to move upstairs at the end of the season, then signing a 2-year contract as a consultant on football matters. Includes a review from Villarreal, heavy-handed Spanish...


131: From the Archives - Eric The King | Chat with Pete Boyle

We are joined by prominent voice of the fans, the fantastic Pete Boyle to talk about Eric Cantona. Excellent anecdotes included. Considered by many to be the most important signing in the history of Manchester United, Cantona is the definition of a man who came, saw and conquered all before him. His legacy at United is littered with an array of talking points that extend beyond his footballing ability. Graced with an elegance that the footballing world has seldom seen, the Frenchman...


130: Situation gets worse for Solskjaer

On this episode of the Strettycast, Dale looks at the Manchester derby and where Manchester United go from here. The manager's position will be the talk of the international break but, as of now, the Glazers are showing no indication that they are ready to pull the plug. Thanks to our listeners for this week's round of questions. I hope you enjoy the podcast. See for privacy and opt-out information.


129: Atalanta away - Missed flight, ultras & police escorts

Dale O'Donnell chats with Brian Murphy about his long trip to Atalanta. Well, it probably felt longer for him than anyone else traveling out of Dublin Airport on Tuesday morning to see the Reds play in Europe. This is a bonus episode from our review of the 2-2 draw away at Atalanta. Massive kudos to Brian for joining us this week. Enjoy Villarreal and don't miss that flight! See for privacy and opt-out information.


128: You can't paper over cracks, with Daniel Nardiello

All the talk after Tuesday night's 2-2 draw was about how Cristiano Ronaldo was papering over the cracks at Manchester United. Daniel Nardiello strongly disagrees - but that is not to say all is well at Old Trafford, as Dale O'Donnell explains on the show. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on the brink heading into the Manchester derby, but recent results against Tottenham and Atalanta will give him a little boost before facing the current champions. Man City go into the game without a...


127: From The Archives - Wayne Rooney - Manchester United's all-time record goalscorer

From The Archives - with Shaun and James from Wayne Rooney is Manchester United's all-time leading scorer and the only player to have scored 250 goals for the Reds. He hung up his boots at the age of 35 and currently manages Derby County, so the lads take a look back to his time at Old Trafford after bursting onto the scene at Everton. We decided to focus on Rooney because he will undoubtedly go down in history as one of United's - and, indeed, English football's -...


126: Raphael Varane out for a few weeks

On the Strettycast this week, we discuss how the international break went for Manchester United after losing Raphael Varane to a groin injury for a few weeks. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has some big games coming up and neither Dale or Nards are confident about Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly forming a pairing at the back. Leicester City will be out to sniff blood but so will Atalanta, Liverpool, Tottenham and Man City in upcoming fixtures. Hopefully the players got the rest they needed during the...


125: More questions after United's 2-1 win over Villarreal

Dale O'Donnell is joined by Shaun Connolly to look back on Manchester United's 2-1 win over Villarreal in the UEFA Champions League. The Reds didn't perform well and more questions are asked of the football we are seeing under Solskjaer, though the result on the night shouldn't be underestimated as Villarreal have long proved to be a tricky opponent. Diogo Dalot had a night to form but could more have been done, at least tactically, to support the under pressure Portuguese...


124: Pressure is on

This is the Strettycast, a podcast dedicated to Manchester United, hosted by Dale O'Donnell who is joined by former academy graduate Daniel Nardiello. Another downbeat episode after a poor result losing 1-0 at home to Aston Villa. One again, a team wearing Claret and Blue came to Old Trafford to pull off a smash-and-grab win. This time we dropped three points - not just a place in the Carabao Cup. The next visitors will be Villarreal and we all still have memories from that night in...


123: From The Archives - Iconic Manchester United No 7s

From George Best and Willie Morgan to David Beckham and Cristiano, Shaun Connolly begins his From The Archives series for the Strettycast by looking back at the iconic number 7s to play for Manchester United. Author and lifelong Red, Pete Molyneux, recalls watching Best and gives us a lesson on how the number 7 became iconic at Old Trafford - players who would entertain the crowds. Buy Pete's book -...


122: Carabao Cup exit

Manchester United have played West Ham twice since our last recording - winning 2-1 win in the Premier League and losing 1-0 in the Carabao Cup. This means Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side has managed 13 points from the first five league matches of the season, but they've also crashed out of the League Cup prematurely - and everyone knows the manager needs a trophy. Dale is joined by former academy graduate Daniel Nardiello to discuss the games and several performers. Cristiano Ronaldo made it 3...


121: Shock in Switzerland after Cristiano Ronaldo party

The atmosphere at Old Trafford was something else on Saturday for Cristiano Ronaldo’s homecoming, so Dale is joined by two guests to talk about the 4-1 win over Newcastle United and the drab 2-1 defeat away to Young Boys. Brian Murphy and Shaun Connolly give their thoughts immediately after the final whistle in Switzerland, and we’ll have a separate podcast later this week with Daniel Nardiello to get his usual insight as a former academy graduate at Manchester United. It went very...