S8 E3: Season preview, pt.2

In Part Two of the Manchester United Weekly Podcast’s season preview, hosts Harry Robinson and Jack Tait first reflect on a magical Wembley night for England’s Lionesses. United’s Ella Toone scored a stunning goal in 2-1 European Championship final victory over Germany. Alessia Russo and Mary Earps also made key contributions.


We review a double game weekend as United took on Atletico Madrid and Rayo Vallecano in Oslo and Manchester respectively. We’ll talk about the performances of new signings Lisandro Martinez and Christian Eriksen, an exciting display from Alejandro Garnacho. We’ll talk about Cristiano Ronaldo, about Erik ten Hag’s use of the full-backs, about how the defensive structure has altered so far. And we’ll talk about United’s first game of the season, against Brighton, at Old Trafford, Sunday 7 August at 2pm UK time.


In our bonus Patreon Q&A - included in the normal show this week as a taster - we discuss Frenkie de Jong's potential transfer in more detail and consider a fascinating question on Sarina Weigman v Gareth Southgate.


TIMESTAMPS

00:00 Patreon notice

00:45 Introduction

01:30 England Lionesses - European champions!

12:30 United v Rayo Vallecano - Garnacho’s exciting display

16:20 Eriksen v Van de Beek

18:30 Playing out from the back v Atleti

23:15 Inverted full-backs

25:10 Attacking full-backs with Ten Hag

27:00 Lack of squad depth

29:00 What to do with Ronaldo?

32:15 Quick-fire questions (league winners, where will United finish, who will be top goalscorer, will United win a trophy etc.)

34:00 United at SuperCupNI (formerly known as the Milk Cup)

34:40 Excitement for the new season

38:00 FPL details

38:30 Outro

Bonus Q&A

40:50 Frenkie de Jong

49:00 “Is the difference between Sarina Wiegman and Southgate that Wiegman sets her team up to maximize its strengths while Southgate doesn’t? Both have a wealth of attacking talent but only Wiegman seems to try to use it to win games as opposed to not losing them.”

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