Ian Irving hosts The Athletic's podcast dedicated to Manchester United with regular pundits, club correspondent Laurie Whitwell and United We Stand Editor Andy Mitten. This week's podcast was recorded immediately after the official announcement of Ralf Rangnick as interim manager and football consultant, coming hot off the heels of a fairly respectable draw at Stamford Bridge. The process of getting the new manager a work visa may mean he can't take charge for the (important) Arsenal game on Thursday, but Michael Carrick has proven himself a safe pair of hands for team affairs.
Otros episodios de "Talk of the Devils - A show about Manchester United"
West Ham Reaction: Live from Old Trafford
34:12Ian Irving hosts The Athletic's podcast dedicated to Manchester United. This week, we're live from Old Trafford with club correspondent Laurie Whitwell and West Ham writer Roshane Thomas. Marcus Rashford scored the last-gasp winner that put United fourth in the Premier League going into what could, and maybe should, be a fruitful February for the team and interim manager Ralf Rangnick. Understandably, the feeling around the ground was more positive than it has been in quite some time with the fans in full voice. Amongst a few old favourites, the Stretford End belted out a fresh chant with a familiar tune.
Reaction to Brentford win, Pogba future, West Ham preview
48:03Ian Irving, Laurie Whitwell & Andy Mitten react to a much needed win at Brentford with all three goals coming from Academy kids. They debate Ronaldo's reaction to be substituted and Rangnick's comments on the future of Paul Pogba ahead of the game. Plus, we look ahead to Saturday's game against West Ham at Old Trafford with David Moyes team within touching distance in fourth place.
Elanga Impresses but Bruno Brace Wasted
50:30Ian Irving hosts The Athletic's podcast dedicated to Manchester United with regular pundits, club correspondent Laurie Whitwell and United We Stand Editor Andy Mitten. Villa Park was bouncing on Saturday and Bruno Fernandes brought his A game in the first half, scoring two goals from a new position in a three-man midfield with Anthony Elanga impressing on the left side of the attack. But, it wasn't enough as Steven Gerrard seized the initiative, using fresh young legs to expose familiar frailties, not least in Nemanja Matic, There should be no excuses at Brentford on Wednesday night, when we expect a convincing win,.
Ronaldo Interview Reaction & Villa Preview
39:00Ian Irving, Laurie Whitwell & Andy Mitten discuss the comments made by Cristiano Ronaldo about United's current form and the interim manager in an interview broadcast on Sky Sports ahead of his expected return at Villa on Saturday. We’ll also talk about young United defender Axel Tuanzebe - with The Athletic's Villa writer Gregg Evans - who has just started another loan in Italy after multiple stints on loan at Aston Villa. And we’ll round up the latest transfer news surrounding the club and perhaps put a few rumours to bed.
FA Cup: Scraping Through & Snide Boots
49:42Ian Irving hosts The Athletic's podcast dedicated to Manchester United with regular pundits, club correspondent Laurie Whitwell and United We Stand Editor Andy Mitten. There was a strong sense that United "got away with one" after the narrow FA Cup third round win over Aston Villa. Despite a promising start and some positive aspects, Villa were the better side for long periods and Marcus Rashford's form is a major cause for concern. Ten years ago this week Paul Scholes sprang a huge surprise on almost everyone involved with the club when he reversed his retirement to be named as a substitute against Manchester City. Ian tells us why one of his friends was particularly bemused when the news broke.
Woodward Leaves United, Big Challenge For New CEO
51:53Ian Irving, Laurie Whitwell & Andy Mitten react to the breaking news that Ed Woodward will officially leave his role as the executive vice-chairman of Manchester United next month. We’ll look back at the job he’s done - starting in the wake of Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement - and assess the state of the club that he leaves behind for new chief executive Richard Arnold.
New Year, Same Problems
45:15The start of a new year on The Athletic's podcast dedicated to Manchester United, with Ian Irving and Andy Mitten returning for the first podcast of 2022. We've instant reaction from the home defeat to Wolves with our matchday reporter Adam Crafton before the boys break down the last couple of weeks of action. Is action the right word, though? The football has been on the dull side, despite Scott McTominay's best efforts. Not many fans on the edge of their seats at Old Trafford then (some didn't even have seats) but Phil Jones' return was a lovely story. Next up, two games with Aston Villa amid a January transfer window that's likely to feature more agent-chatter than tangible transfers.
Sir Alex Ferguson: 80th Birthday Special
1:18:52This is a very special edition of Talk of the Devils, the podcast dedicated to Manchester United by The Athletic, marking the upcoming 80th birthday of Sir Alex Ferguson. Hosted by Iain Irving with the usual team, club correspondent Laurie Whitwell and United We Stand Editor Andy Mitten, and with special guests Adam Crafton, Oliver Kay, and Nick Miller, we think back over the career of the man who took Manchester United to the very top and kept them there.
Talk of 2021: the Year in Summary
51:34Ian Irving hosts The Athletic's podcast dedicated to Manchester United with regular pundits, club correspondent Laurie Whitwell and United We Stand Editor Andy Mitten. The latest wave of Covid cases across the UK has already caused significant disruption to the pre-Christmas fixture list, and after United's last two matches were called off, we're waiting to hear from the Premier League and our new manager. That may be that for the calendar year, then, so it's time to sit and take stock of a remarkably up-and down twelve months with a mailbag full of subscriber questions.
Due South, Or Not
35:17Ian Irving hosts The Athletic's podcast dedicated to Manchester United with United We Stand fanzine editor Andy Mitten. Our focus is almost entirely on the South of England today with news on the postponed trip to Brentford and another away day, this time at Brighton, that looks in doubt. And, we've sneak previews of Laurie Whitwell's interview with Brandon Williams, whose form is on the up at Norwich, and a Business of Sport podcast discussion with Edwin van der Sar.