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Presented by Simon Carline, James Konnanov & Matthew Carline, The Devil's Trident Podcast is a twice-weekly show covering all things Manchester United! We discuss all the games and goings on around Old Trafford with a light-hearted touch from a fan perspective. Okay, now hit play!

Presented by Simon Carline, James Konnanov & Matthew Carline, The Devil's Trident Podcast is a twice-weekly show covering all things Manchester United! We discuss all the games and goings on around Old Trafford with a light-hearted touch from a fan perspective. Okay, now hit play!


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Presented by Simon Carline, James Konnanov & Matthew Carline, The Devil's Trident Podcast is a twice-weekly show covering all things Manchester United! We discuss all the games and goings on around Old Trafford with a light-hearted touch from a fan perspective. Okay, now hit play!






#34 | Crushed | Manchester United end another season without a trophy

After once again going deep into every tournament for a second season in a row under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United have ended another season without earning any silverware after a crushing Europa League final defeat. The lottery of a penalty shootout of immense quality proved a step too far for the Reds. Not quite fresh from the night before, Simon and Matt picked the bones out of a disappointing evening, discussed where United go from here and once again address the awful abuse...


#33 | Midweek Woes | Two games in three days proves too much for Manchester United

Well, that was a disappointing few days. There was always the chance of dropped points at home to Leicester City and Liverpool, but two Old Trafford defeats against top six rivals takes a little bit of the shine off Manchester United's end of season run-in. After the Liverpool game, Simon, Matt & James talked over what went wrong across the week plus the latest set of Glazer protests and the subsequent divide being seen across parts of the fanbase as a result. - - - - - - - - For more from...


#32 | Second Half FC | In a shocking turn of events, Manchester United come back from behind at Villa Park

Doing it the easy way is boring, right? We weren't certain of it while recording, but Manchester United have confirmed their place in next year's Champions League after yet another comeback win against Aston Villa at Villa Park. A maximum of 4 more points are needed to secure second spot as Solskjaer's men prepare for a Europa League final in confidence-boosting style. Simon & Matt were on-hand to talk about the game plus Joel Glazer's latest fan letter and the upcoming Leicester City &...


#31 | Let's Gdańsk! | Manchester United secure a spot in the Europa League final

Manchester United looked like they were doing their best to bottle the job in periods of the second leg in Rome but Solskjaer's men got over the line despite a 3-2 defeat at the Stadio Olimpico. We're going a European final and it feels good! On this episode Simon and Matt caught up with the returning James to talk about the Roma game, our Europa League final opponents and the Glazer protests before looking ahead to a gruelling run of 3 games in 5 days. Enjoy, Reds! - - - - - - - - For...


#30 | One Foot in the Final | Manchester United deliver a customary second half recovery to thrash Roma at Old Trafford

Things were looking a bit sketchy at half-time for Manchester United against Roma after giving away their one goal lead to trail at the break, but boy did they recover! Five second half goals were added to Bruno Fernandes' first-half dink to effectively book United's place in the Gdansk final in May. Simon and Matt re-lived the action after the game, swooning over the performances of the Portuguese, Cavani and Pogba before discussing Arsenal's chances of meeting us in Poland. We also looked...


#29 | Eyes on the Europa | Manchester United prepare for a Europa League semi with a stalemate against Leeds

We were a man down this week but we ploughed on regardless to cover Manchester United's 0-0 draw with Leeds that fell well short of pre-match expectations! We also discussed the joyful demise of the Super League, English football's social media blackout, Cavani's future and Thursday's upcoming Europa League semi against Roma. Enjoy, Reds! - - - - - - - - This episode of The Devil's Trident Podcast is sponsored by MANSCAPED. MANSCAPED is trusted by over 2 million men worldwide! Join the...


#28 | Scavengers | Our reaction to Manchester United's European Super League plans

*Recorded before Premier League teams withdrew from The Super League and Ed Woodward’s resignation* This should be a podcast about an in-the-end routine 3-1 Premier League win over Burnley for Manchester United, but instead it's all about greed, the Glazers and club owners attempting to rip the soul out of our football club. On Sunday evening, plans for a breakaway European Super League were formally revealed - this is our take on it. I think you can guess how we feel. - - - - - - - - This...


#27 | Son's Crying | Manchester United get justice and payback against Mourinho's Spurs

After a 3-1 victory against Tottenham Hotspur that tastes that bit sweeter for a few obvious reasons, Manchester United put two firm hands on second place in the Premier League. Could Solskjaer's men start making Manchester City sweat? Probably not, but we talked about that, the VAR controversy and some wonderful goals involving Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood. There's also discussion around the post-match talking points, a potential season-long away run and some Granada predictions....


#26 | The Usual Suspects | Rashford and Fernandes do the business yet again for Manchester United

It wasn't the most exhilarating game we'll ever witness but Manchester United did a professional job of all but securing a place in the Europa League semi-finals with ninety minutes to spare. On this episode, Simon, Matt & James go over the Granada game before diving into some Haaland and Kane chat and a Spurs preview ahead of the weekend. - - - - - - - - This episode of The Devil's Trident Podcast is sponsored by MANSCAPED. MANSCAPED is trusted by over 2 million men worldwide! Join the...


#25 | Brian Potter's Barmy Army | Manchester United turn it around to build a Top 4 buffer

It took Manchester United well over 45 minutes and the standard scare of going a goal behind to Brighton, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men managed to turn it around at Old Trafford on Sunday night. The 2-1 win means the gap between the Reds and those outside the top 4 is growing ever wider. After the game, Simon, Matt and James got together to discuss United's up and down performance and whether we can class the top four spot as secured. There's also a Europa League preview in there! This...


#24 | Ole's Maddeningly Frustrating Reds | Manchester United crash out of the FA Cup in limp fashion

Manchester United were bad at the basics of football at the King Power on Sunday evening. The result of that is another failure to make the final of a competition they stood a decent chance of winning. Later in the evening, after Simon finished sulking, we managed to go through just what went wrong and why. There's talk about the team selection, giving certain players chances, the Europa League draw, our new sponsorship deal and Matt's knock off replica shirt. It's our last episode for two...


#23 | Don't Call It A Pogback | Paul Pogba drags Manchester United into the Europa League Quarters

It's a football cliché but it so often rings true for this Manchester United side. Our Europa League last 16 tie boiled down to a true game of two halves as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men flattered to deceive in the first half before returning, armed with a Paul Pogba after the break, and stepping up the intensity and quality. After the game, Simon, Matt and James switched on the mics to discuss United's safe progression from a tricky draw and ponder whether we're the absolute favourites to win...


#22 | Done at the Death | AC Milan take an away goal back to Italy in the Europa League

Lots to talk about on this episode of The Devil's Trident Podcast! Simon, Matt & James discuss United throwing it away in the last minute against Milan, Dean Henderson's error, David de Gea's future, the Football director appointments and the West Ham game on Sunday. Phew! Strap in. For more from The Devil's Trident Podcast visit our Link Tree! Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube


#21 | Happy Place, Happy Place, Etihad Stadium! | The away streak goes on...

No one really gave Manchester United a chance in this derby given City's form over the last few months, including us three, but Ole's Tricky Reds did the business once again at the Etihad! Afterwards, we revelled in some superb individual performances, discussed whether we were ever worried about a top four dog fight and looked ahead to an important week for the club.


#20 | Mist Opportunity | A snoozefest at Selhurst Park leaves United looking over their shoulder

We were all unfortunate enough to witness a third 0-0 in a row in all competitions and a particularly turgid performance from Manchester United against Crystal Palace on Wednesday night. Like the troopers we are, we fired up our microphones anyway to pick the bones out of the game and look forward to the Manchester Derby on Sunday. Also features some chat about a social media gaff from the club's official account...


#19 | Twenty Times (Unbeaten Away) | Manchester United extend the away record at Stamford Bridge

Yet another game between Manchester United and a 'Big Six' rival ends goalless, but the contest was more entertaining than the scoreline suggests. The guys dug into all the action on Sunday night and debated where the weekend's results leave Solskjaer's men in the Premier League this season. There's also some chat about Keano's argument, the Europa League draw and the Crystal Palace game. Enjoy, Reds!


#18 | DJ Lethal | United power through a Europa League hangover to beat Bacon Brucey's Newcastle

After a slow start to both halves, Manchester United found a way to win against Newcastle United through goals from Rashford, James and Fernandes keeping Solskjaer's men second before next week's big trip to Chelsea. We discussed both of those games, plus the Cantona and Bruno comparisons after the final whistle. Enjoy, Reds!


#17 | Sociedone & Dusted? | United take a four goal lead back to Old Trafford in the Europa League

It was a fixture that looked like a dangerous one for Manchester United when the draw was made, but La Liga's Real Sociedad were brushed aside in the Europa League on Thursday night meaning the Reds take a four goal lead back to Old Trafford next week. Simon, Matt & James dug straight into the action after the game before discussing whether the title race is over already and looking ahead to Sunday's game against Bacon Brucey's Newcastle United. Enjoy, Reds!


#16 | McGoals | Scott McTominay delivers again in the FA Cup

For the second time in this year's competition, a solitary Scott McTominay goal was enough to get Manchester United's name in the hat for the next round. On this episode, Simon, Matt & James sift through the performance of Donny van de Beek, applaud McTominay's development and, via a mash potato analogy, quickly preview the West Brom game on Sunday.


#15 | Nine Nil | Manchester United smash Southampton and equal a Premier League record!

So, the pre-match prediction of a narrow 2-1 win was way off the mark, eh! In this episode, James returns to the fold at the perfect time to join Simon and Matt revelling in the 9-0 victory over Southampton. It's an upbeat one, Reds!