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Manchester United podcast with news, interviews, analysis and special guests.


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Manchester United podcast with news, interviews, analysis and special guests.







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201: FA Cup winners, end-of-season review, Ten Hag future

Dale and Brian get together to reflect on an incredible performance in the 2-1 FA Cup final win over Man City. Where was that tactical masterclass all season? Could it be that the injury line is more than an excuse? Does the FA Cup triumph save Erik ten Hag? These are all questions Manchester United fans are asking themselves this week. Episode 201 includes discussion and analysis from the game and our feelings on United's end-of-season review. Thank you for your continued support. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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200: FA Cup final preview - Reds face Cheats at Wembley, Bruno Fernandes' last game?

So, here it is, the FA Cup final preview with Dale and Brian. It's been a disappointing season as Manchester United finish eighth in the Premier League and fail in Europe. Somehow we've a chance to salvage something with an FA Cup final against Man City on Saturday. Dale and Brian discuss Manchester United documentaries following the release of '99' on Amazon Prime. Feelings are shared ahead of a mammoth task at Wembley. Moreover, this week's listener question pose further questions ahead of the final. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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199: Gunners shoot down wounded Reds

On this week’s episode of the Strettycast we analyse the 1-0 defeat to Arsenal, plus Barmy Article editor Andy Slator joins us to talk about the women’s team winning the FA Cup over the weekend. Title-chasing Arsenal edged past United at Old Trafford on Sunday as Erik ten Hag’s side fell to their 14th league defeat of the season. There is a growing acceptance that United have not got the players to compete in these fixtures, but that doesn’t make the 4-0 defeat against Crystal Palace any better. Casemiro is attracting more criticism with every game he plays at centre-back. It’s only getting worse but his days at Old Trafford are numbered. Sir Jim Ratcliffe was at Old Trafford for the game to carry out a matchday survey. This somehow led to criticism for the co-owner, who had plenty to say to an Old Trafford employee ahead of the game. He would not have been impressed to see the roof leaking again. David Moyes or Marc Skinner Although the women’s team made history by winning the club’s first-ever major trophy, Marc Skinner isn’t very popular among fans after performances dropped from a cliff after an impressive 2022/23 campaign. The jury appears to be out on Skinner even after winning the FA Cup final. We also discuss the revisionism about former manager Casey Stoney. Slator also spoke to us about a memorable day out at Wembley with United beating Tottenham 4-0. Avram Glazer was in attendance, but not Sir Jim Ratcliffe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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198: Burnley, Palace, an entire squad for sale?

Brian is joined by Stretty News royalty, Jonathan Shrager as they sit back with a few cans to take a deep breath and try to make sense of the latest at a United From the Burnley capitulation to a potential banana skin Selhurst Park poses, the on-pitch issues are plentiful as are the injuries. The off-field is even more intriguing with a squad being put up for sale and Bruno not too quick to close the door shut on a potential exit Sit back, relax and have a listen to the latest offering from the StrettyCast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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197: Scenes at Wembley, consecutive FA Cup finals & Bruno stuns Blades

Dale and Brian review a chaotic FA Cup semi-final at Wembley which went to penalties before Manchester United got back to winning ways in the Premier League. You would be mistaken if you thought these results would bring positivity to United because the media has been too busy tearing strips out of Erik ten Hag. The lads have their say on that and more. We also dedicate some time discussing the latest Fans Forum meeting, as well as our listener questions. Thank you for the continued support this season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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196: Defensive mishaps, social media slip-ups & Steve Bruce wearing a mankini

Dale and Brian dwell on Manchester United's 2-2 draw at Bournemouth, the added drama that came from social media after the game and dressing room bickering. United were lucky to escape with a point from the Vitality Stadium on Sunday and the result means our Champions League hopes are barely hanging by a thread. That result only puts more pressure on Erik ten Hag, so the lads question whether the writing is on the wall for United's manager. The lads also look forward to a trip to Wembley this weekend where United take on Coventry City in the FA Cup semi-final. Dale and Brian would like to thank our listeners for their continued support plus the questions submitted for each episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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195: United dent Liverpool’s title hopes at Old Trafford

Manchester United dented Liverpool’s title hopes as Bruno Fernandes and Kobbie Mainoo scored two wonderful goals in Sunday's 2-2 draw at Old Trafford. After a devastating result at Stamford Bridge on Thursday night, Dale was in Manchester to catch the action with some familiar Strettycast voices. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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194: Gareth Southgate links, Kobbie Mainoo 'hype' & academy insight

Dale and Brian are joined by fellow Stretty News writers Matt and Fabiola for a chat about all things Manchester United during the international break. That, of course, means a discussion around the timely Gareth Southgate links. Try not to shudder as we look at the prospect of Waistcoat landing the biggest job in football. The international break brought more (deserved) hype to Kobbie Mainoo, but hear why we're concerned about the English media. It shouldn't come as a surprise. Furthermore, Fabiola gives us some insight into the academy. Sit back, relax and get yourself comfy, it’s episode 194. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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193: Amad way to shatter Liverpool's quadruple hopes

Amad Diallo sends Old Trafford into a 120th-minute frenzy as Manchester United dispatch Liverpool en route to an FA Cup semi-final at Wembley. Shaun Connolly, Dale O'Donnell and Brian Murphy run through the 4-3 win over Liverpool in the FA Cup that will go down as one of the best cup ties of all time. Several players stood up to the plate to warrant a result that gets the lads talking about Erik ten Hag's job security. Surely, now the objective to win the FA Cup becomes more achievable after a favourable semi-final draw against Coventry City, who knocked out Wolves on Saturday. The semi-final will take place on April 20, although no kick-off time has been announced yet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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192: Everton, Liverpool & fancam vs fanzine

Two penalties were enough to seal three points against Everton, as Manchester United made it three wins from five in the Premier League. We're digesting the performance, looking ahead to Liverpool in the FA Cup, a nonsensical fancam outburst and your questions on episode 192 the Strettycast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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191: Derby defeat reactions, Rashford frustrations & Ten Hag support

Shaun, Dale and Brian digest events at the Etihad, the frustrations of Marcus Rashford Rashford, an FA Cup quarter-final with Liverpool and, of course, your questions. The sheer thrill of Marcus Rashford’s stunning opener after 8 minutes led us to believe we were on the cusp of a magnificent victory away at City, but the Reds couldn’t keep their rivals out in the second half and we ultimately proved to be second best as many expected. We discuss the performance as well as Erik ten Hag’s gameplan and the many wild reacts that followed on from the 3-1 defeat. Some players, such as Casemiro and Jonny Evans, were unable to sustain a 90-minute performance against a team of City’s quality. There’s also a few who are simply not good enough. United did not have the quality on the pitch, or squad depth, to make Pep Guardiola’s side as we slipped 11 points adrift of fourth-place Aston Villa. That and more on episode 191 of the Strettycast – available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or most alternative podcast apps. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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190: Fulham debacle, Ten Hag under pressure, top four chase

Brian Murphy and Dale O'Donnell are joined by Jonny Escott after a weekend which saw Manchester United’s unbeaten run come crashing to an end, after a buoyant Fulham side put Erik Ten Hag’s men to the sword. The upbeat morale since the turn of the year has taken a drastic hit amongst reds, Ten Hag has returned to the in, out, shake it all about managerial merry go round once more and question marks are being raised around many of the first team squad and if they are to be kept at the club past the summer transfer window. A defeat the weekend saw our top 4 chase come to a dramatic halt, or has it? And the never ending injury list at United continues to do damage. We discuss this and much more on episode 190 of the Strettycast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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189: Henry Winter special - Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Glazers & Dan Ashworth

Henry Winter, chief football writer at The Times, joins the Strettycast to discuss a range of topics surrounding Sir Jim Ratcliffe's purchase of 27.7% of Manchester United. The deal will enable Ineos Sports group to take control of football operations at the club as Sir Jim Ratcliffe becomes co-owner. Winter offers incredible insight throughout from his dealings with Dan Ashworth to Erik ten Hag. How he got the infamous hairdryer treatment from Sir Alex Ferguson and why he despises the Glazers. Shaun, Dale and Brian also take a look at this weekend's Premier League clash against Fulham. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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188: Resurgent United keep top four hopes alive

Shaun, Dale and Brian are together again in the hope that Manchester United can continue their unbeaten run in 2024 with more wins. This time, it’s time to reflect on a huge 2-1 win in the race for top four. Scott McTominay earned that win with another late goal, prompting magnificent scenes in the away end at Villa Park. We dive into how McTominay has put the work in to find a unique role in a side he was almost pushed out of last summer. In defence, Harry Maguire was his fabulous best. United dominated set-pieces as a result and he recorded an assist for Rasmus Hojlund’s opener as the Dane made it five goals in as many league matches. The pursuit of Champions League football continues this weekend with United’s first ever trip to Luton Town. Thanks for supporting the Strettycast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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187: The Baby Trinity and The Future of Old Trafford

Shaun and Brian dissect the performances against Wolves and West Ham as Manchester United claim back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time since November. The lads celebrate the development of Rasmus Højlund, Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo as Old Trafford applauds the 'Baby Trinity'. Old Trafford - build or rebuild - a conversation close to every red around the globe. That and more on episode 187 of the Strettycast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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186: Exclusive chat with MUST, followed by United on and off the pitch

Duncan Drasdo and Chris Rumfitt from Manchester United Supporters’ Trust join us to discuss a range of topics concerning fans, the future United, share scheme, meeting with Sir Jim Ratcliffe and much more. MUST CEO Duncan Drasdo has worked tirelessly to make the fan group what it is today and he is joined by MUST board member Chris Rumfitt, who helps grow their media voice and political influence. Following our exclusive chat with MUST, the lads dissect what is happening at United on and off the pitch. Shaun has faith in Mason Mount, Dale is clinging on to top four hopes, and Brian has a reasoned take on Marcus Rashford. That and more in episode 186 of the Strettycast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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185: Ben Jacobs on INEOS, Omar Berrada and United transfers

Shaun Connolly, Dale O’Donnell and Brian Murphy are joined by football journalist, broadcaster, commentator and events host Ben Jacobs as we cover the latest developments on INEOS, Manchester United and the January transfer window. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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184: Tribal chiefs, skin diseases and Manchester United

Dale, Shaun and Brian breakdown Manchester United’s 2-2 draw against Tottenham at Old Trafford – was the performance a worry or should we continue making excuses for shoddy displays week after week? Marcus Rashford looked like a player that is getting back to his best, but his goal celebration irked a few, including some of our panel. The lads share their first impressions of Sir Jim Ratcliffe after a productive week meeting with fan groups. It shows they’re at least interested in getting close to the core of Manchester United. Dale also struggles with a few pronunciations and secretly hopes Kylian Mbappe never signs for United. Not that we’ll be seeing that happen anytime soon! Finally, we don’t ever ask for any help but this time we take exception. One of Brian’s best mates’ little daughter has a battle on her hands unfortunately. Keith is a big Red having founded and chaired an official MUSC for over a decade, and he’s helped so many Reds in that time. Now, his family needs our help. His 21 month old little girl’s had a cancerious brain tumour which means she’s got a real fight on her hands. Keith and his wife are now facing a battle no parent ever wants to find themselves in and any bit of help we can give them would be very much appreciated by us, and, of course, them. If you can help by donating a few quid, please check the fundraiser link on Brian’s Twitter (@DaytrippingRed). If not, please spread the word. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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183: Sir Jim Ratcliffe arrives, feelings towards the manager and hopes for a cup run

The Strettycast trio are together for the first episode of 2024. Dale, Shaun and Brian discuss the arrival of Sir Jim Ratcliffe/Ineos, our feelings towards Erik ten Hag and some of your questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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182: Bayern Munich hit knockout punch, Anfield next

Brian Murphy was out and about for the Bayern Munich game which saw Manchester United crash out of the Champions League. The unpredictable Reds lost 1-0 against Bayern Munich and there will be no more European football this season as a result. Keith from the Brisbane supporters' branch joins us at the Old Nags Head prior to the game. That's where we enjoyed a good chat about the state of things at Manchester United, as well as running an official branch, before the reality of crashing out of Europe slapped us in the face. Post-match thoughts follow in the Tollgate. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the podcast by airing their views. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit