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The Official Manchester United Podcast

Download the official Manchester United Podcast for exclusive interviews from some of the biggest names in football as they reveal stories you will have never heard before. Sam Homewood, Helen Evans and David May sit down with legends from the past and present day to give you a unique insight to Manchester United and the sometimes unbelievable world of football.Stories from players who know what it’s like to walk out at Old Trafford, The Theatre of Dreams. Hear about player transfers, playing under Sir Alex Ferguson and playing with the biggest names, like David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney.The best place to catch up on the back-catalogue of our interviews is over on the Manchester United App, where you can listen to - and watch - all of our episodes in full, for free. Here you can get early access to new episodes, published 24 hours before everywhere else.If you'd like to get in touch with the pod, e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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REPLAY - Ella Toone (FA Cup hero)
To celebrate our women's team winning the FA Cup for the first time, we're giving you another chance to listen to Ella Toone's episode. It's well worth a listen whether you managed to catch it the first time around or not!Click here to get your tickets for the women's final game of the season, at Old Trafford, where the FA Cup will be presented!The best place to catch up on the back-catalogue of our interviews is over on the Manchester United App, where you can listen to - and watch - all of our episodes in full, for free. Here you can get early access to new episodes, published 24 hours before everywhere else.If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. Thank you! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
40:35 13/05/2024
Youth Voice with Wes Brown
This week Helen Evans and Wes Brown are joined by a group of young people from the Foundation’s ‘Youth Voice’ group. Manchester United Foundation uses football to engage and inspire young people to build a better life for themselves and unite the communities in which they live, and that's what this episode is all about! In this episode we give our young fans the chance to get on the mic and talk about issues that matter to them, and how football clubs can play their part in positive change. To help with our discussion, we're also joined by some special guests...Lamin Touray - Actor, community activist and United fan.Anthony Savery - Community Project Coordinator at Manchester United FoundationKate Green - Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester for policing, crime, criminal justice and fireJordan Eyre - Social Media Strategy Manager at Manchester United If you like what you hear and want to get yourself or a young person involved with Manchester United Foundation then you can find more information here or search mufoundation.org Thanks to the following members of our amazing Youth Voice group for joining us; Arissa, Esty, Amelia, Ciaran, Danyaal, Rick, Khadim and Mohamed.For more information on the Len Johnson campaign and the charity football match you can click here.The best place to catch up on the back-catalogue of our interviews is over on the Manchester United App, where you can listen to - and watch - all of our episodes in full, for free. Here you can get early access to new episodes, published 24 hours before everywhere else.If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. Thank you! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
50:08 09/05/2024
Memories unite us: Brought to you by Cadbury
This week Sam, Helen and Maysie have teamed up with Cadbury for a trip down memory lane. Cadbury and Manchester United are national treasures that have always been there in our living memories, and these cultural reference points are a powerful way to inspire memories of the past.”With this in mind, it’s Cadbury’s 200th anniversary this year and as part of the celebration, they have partnered with Alzheimer's Research UK to support those living with Alzheimer’s. For more information about the wider campaign and to find out how you can get involved, please go to manutd.com/MemoriesUniteUs Today on the show:Sam, Helen & Maysie share their early United memories.We chat with Jason Leach about how the club are helping fans by hosting reminiscing sessions at Old Trafford.Two members of these reminiscing sessions, Sean & Digger, will be joining us.We'll hear some lovely stories from fans of the clubAnd we’ll pay tribute to Tom Clare, a very special United fan and author of Manchester United books, who sadly, is no longer with us.Thank you to our partner Cadbury for making this special episode happen.To join in with the reminiscing sessions at Old Trafford, contact the museum on +44 161 676 7770 or email: museum.enquiries@manutd.co.ukTo purchase a copy of Digger's book, click here or search for 'Digger's Journey' on Amazon.The best place to catch up on the back-catalogue of our interviews is over on the Manchester United App, where you can listen to - and watch - all of our episodes in full, for free. Here you can get early access to new episodes, published 24 hours before everywhere else.If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. Thank you! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
60:35 01/05/2024
Live in Malta with Mike Phelan
For the first time ever the UTD podcast has been filmed in front of a live audience! We're back in Malta but this time we've got the whole gang together plus our special guest Mike Phelan.Back in early February Sam, Helen & Maysie were invited by the supporters' club to celebrate their 65th anniversary and they had plenty of activities planned for us. Thank you to everyone at the Manchester United Supporters' Club Malta for your hospitality.Mike Phelan has been on the UTD podcast before talking about his coaching career, so this was the perfect opportunity to focus more on his playing days. As well as his time at Burnley and Norwich, he talks about how he first joined United during that early Alex Ferguson era, before the gaffer had won a single trophy at United. Mike shares his memories of that famous 1990 FA Cup victory and tells the audience how things really clicked into place after that, putting in place the foundations for domination in the years that followed.Maysie and Mike were also able to take some questions from the audience. Don't miss this truly unique episode of the UTD podcast!The best place to catch up on the back-catalogue of our interviews is over on the Manchester United App, where you can listen to - and watch - all of our episodes in full, for free. Here you can get early access to new episodes, published 24 hours before everywhere else.If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. Thank you! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
58:46 17/04/2024
Marouane Fellaini - "The most difficult season of my life"
Marouane Fellaini, who was Manchester United’s first major signing of the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era, sat down with Helen Evans and Sam Homewood to discuss his journey with the Reds between 2013 and 2019. The Belgium international, who announced his retirement from football in February 2024, admits his first season at the club was ‘the worst of his career’, but highlights his hard work and dedication in recovering to become a vital contributor to trophy wins under Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho.Marouane also touches upon his early career with Standard Liege and Everton, moving to China and living through Covid there and what’s next after hanging up his boots, in an honest, open and insightful listen.As mentioned by Sam, you can check out Harsh Nair's portraits here @harsh05nair_art Thank you for sending them into us Harsh!The best place to catch up on the back-catalogue of our interviews is over on the Manchester United App, where you can listen to - and watch - all of our episodes in full, for free. Here you can get early access to new episodes, published 24 hours before everywhere else.If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. Thank you! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
47:30 02/04/2024
Emma Watson – “The biggest high to the lowest low”
Sam, Helen and Maysie are back at Carrington to speak to Emma Watson. The Scot joined United from Rangers in the summer of 2023 at the young age of 17 but unfortunately suffered an ACL injury while on international duty, shortly after signing. She opens up about how she is coping with this difficult stage in her career and what her future ambitions are, and believe us, she has big ambitions! Emma’s career is still in its infancy, but that hasn’t stopped her tasting success. She’s a Scotland international, she’s scored in the Champions League, she won the 2021/22 Scottish Women's Premier League title and if that wasn’t enough, she was named PFA Scotland Women's Young Player of the Year. Wow, you can see why Marc Skinner wanted to sign her! Enjoy this conversation with a rising star.Our women's team have an exciting end of season in store, including an FA Cup semi-final and a match at Old Trafford. You can get behind them and purchase your match tickets here.The best place to catch up on the back-catalogue of our interviews is over on the Manchester United App, where you can listen to - and watch - all of our episodes in full, for free. Here you can get early access to new episodes, published 24 hours before everywhere else.If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. Thank you! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
39:13 26/03/2024
The Mayor of Manchester: United's Bright Future
This week Sam, Helen and Maysie are moving into politics. They were invited to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority to speak to the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham!Andy is a huge football fan and an ambassador for the city of Manchester. Although he is an Everton fan, we talk about how his day job is heavily influenced by Manchester United and we explore his relationship with the club. Did you know that Andy's father attended the first game at Old Trafford after the Munich air disaster? And do you remember when Andy visited Vatican City to gift Pope Francis a Lisandro Martinez shirt?We also use this opportunity to preview the upcoming Everton match at Old Trafford, plus Maysie tells us what he would do if he was ever the Mayor of Greater Manchester. Could this be the start of a new career?The best place to catch up on the back-catalogue of our interviews is over on the Manchester United App, where you can listen to - and watch - all of our episodes in full, for free. Here you can get early access to new episodes, published 24 hours before everywhere else.If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. Thank you! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
44:03 08/03/2024
We've got Jonny Evans! Part 2
It's happened, we've got him! Lady Evans is joined by Mr Evans MBE on the Manchester United podcast! This episode was recorded in two parts, the first at the Evans household, before we catch up at Carrington to discuss the fact that the defender is now back at the club, after re-signing in the summer. No ground is left uncovered with the Northern Irishman, from his early days as a supporter and memories of celebrating in the street when his heroes won the Treble. There is some chat around the computer game Football Manager, life in a body cast (!) and why he wouldn't kiss his mum in front of Roy Keane! Of course, the background of how he joined the Reds' fabled Academy is covered in depth, as well as his two stints in the senior team. Impressive stays at West Brom and Leicester City are also discussed but the main focus is this big Red's affection for his boyhood club.There is even a selection of listeners' questions for Jonny to answer as he lifts the lid on how much United means to him.The best place to catch up on the back-catalogue of our interviews is over on the Manchester United App, where you can listen to - and watch - all of our episodes in full, for free. Here you can get early access to new episodes, published 24 hours before everywhere else.If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. Thank you! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
38:18 27/02/2024
We've got Jonny Evans! Part 1
It's happened, we've got him! Lady Evans is joined by Mr Evans MBE on the Manchester United podcast! This episode was recorded in two parts, the first at the Evans household, before we catch up at Carrington to discuss the fact that the defender is now back at the club, after re-signing in the summer. No ground is left uncovered with the Northern Irishman, from his early days as a supporter and memories of celebrating in the street when his heroes won the Treble. There is some chat around the computer game Football Manager, life in a body cast (!) and why he wouldn't kiss his mum in front of Roy Keane! Of course, the background of how he joined the Reds' fabled Academy is covered in depth, as well as his two stints in the senior team. Impressive stays at West Brom and Leicester City are also discussed but the main focus is this big Red's affection for his boyhood club.There is even a selection of listeners' questions for Jonny to answer as he lifts the lid on how much United means to him.The best place to catch up on the back-catalogue of our interviews is over on the Manchester United App, where you can listen to - and watch - all of our episodes in full, for free. Here you can get early access to new episodes, published 24 hours before everywhere else.If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. Thank you! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
48:16 21/02/2024
Unheard: Memories of Munich
As we commemorate the 66th anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster, we have delved into the archives to present a special episode of the Manchester United podcast.In 1998, 40 years after the tragedy, journalist and author Tom Tyrrell spent time with Jackie Blanchflower, Bill Foulkes and Albert Scanlon, Busby Babes and survivors from that fateful day.They spoke about the wonderful and ground-breaking team they played in, the events of February 6th, 1958, the aftermath and how it made them feel to watch the United team of 1998 - on the edge of glory themselves.Narrated by the legendary football writer Paddy Barclay, this is of course an incredibly emotional account of the darkest day in our club’s history, and the accounts of Jackie, Bill and Albert are presented as they were told in order to educate listeners.Producer: Wayne BartonEditor: Nick ThomsonExecutive Producer: Scott Martin Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
46:38 05/02/2024
Malta special with Dimitar Berbatov
Welcome to another Manchester United podcast. This time we're in Malta with Dimitar Berbatov! In this episode we learn about this football loving country and why it has such strong links to English football and Manchester United.We visit the famous Manchester United Supporters' Club Malta (the oldest in the world) to watch a match and meet the people that make it so special. We also learn about domestic football in Malta with Hibernians and Malta national team player Bjorn Kristensen.Thank you to Visit Malta for making this podcast possible.The best place to catch up on the back-catalogue of our interviews is over on the Manchester United App, where you can listen all of our episodes in full, for free. Here you can get early access to new episodes, published 24 hours before everywhere else.If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. Thank you!Producer: Nick ThomsonExecutive Producer: Scott Martin Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30:22 23/01/2024
Pat McGibbon - Speaking out after 20 years
To kick off 2024 Sam, Helen & Maysie catch up with former Red and Northern Ireland international Pat McGibbon. Pat has an important story to tell, particularly at a time of year when a lot of people struggle with their mental health.Not long after joining United as a teenager, Pat learnt the tragic news of his brother Phillip taking his own life, which is something Pat hasn't spoken about until recently. He has begun to speak publicly about mental health issues, with the aim of increasing mental health awareness, reducing the stigma and promoting health and well-being through sport. Pat tells us about this heart-breaking time for his family and also how Manchester United offered him much needed structure in his life, helping him to focus on his football career again. It wasn't until after retirement when Pat started to really struggle with his own mental health. We're pleased to say that Pat has turned things around and is now a mental health and wellbeing coach/mentor. In Phillip's honour, Pat founded the charity TRAIN 2 B SMART (TTBS) Juniors, who aim to promote positive mental health and well-being through sport. TTBS have affiliated boys and girls teams at a range of age groups. The aim of the charity is to educate through seminars, workshops, play and to inspire the local/ wider community.For more information on Train 2B Smart you can watch this video or visit their website. You can donate to their Community Well-being Hub JustGiving page here. Thank you!The best place to catch up on the back-catalogue of our interviews is over on the Manchester United App, where you can listen to - and watch - all of our episodes in full, for free. Here you can get early access to new episodes, published 24 hours before everywhere else.If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. Thank you! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
69:05 16/01/2024
Best of 2023
With 2023 drawing to a close, Helen, Sam & Maysie look back on another top year of podcasting! They relive their favourite moments, laugh at some behind the scenes stories and are surprised by some Christmas messages from you, our listeners! You continue to prove that the Manchester United family is very special. Thank you!Merry Christmas / and a Happy New Year to everyone. We will see you in 2024!The best place to catch up on the back-catalogue of our interviews is over on the Manchester United App, where you can listen to - and watch - all of our episodes in full, for free. Here you can get early access to new episodes, published 24 hours before everywhere else.If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. Thank you! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
57:48 20/12/2023
Diogo Dalot Part 2 - "I didn't give up"
Diogo is back on the United podcast! Sam, Helen & Maysie caught up with him at Carrington to talk about his impressive rise to the first team. Last time Diogo was on the podcast, it was early 2020 and he was breaking into the first team, now he's a regular!We had a lot to chat about. Diogo tells us how he never gave up on becoming a regular first team player and now wants to help other players coming through. The timing of this interview was perfect as it was just after his amazing match-winning goal at Sheffield United. Was this his favourite ever strike?Diogo takes us behind the scenes of the 22/23 Carabao Cup victory campaign and the subsequent celebrations at Wembley. He also talks about his loan spell at AC Milan being a game-changer in his career, as well as how he feels about becoming a father.If that's not enough, we also play a quiz (how well do you know your football player nicknames?), and Diogo answers your questions!The best place to catch up on the back-catalogue of our interviews is over on the Manchester United App, where you can listen to - and watch - all of our episodes in full, for free. Here you can get early access to new episodes, published 24 hours before everywhere else.If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. Thank you! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
36:05 21/11/2023
Altay Bayindir - "Everyone wants to play for United"
This week on the Manchester United podcast, Sam Homewood and David May are at Carrington with GK Altay Bayindir. Yet to make an appearance for the first team, this is the perfect opportunity to get to know our new goalkeeper, and what a funny conversation it was!Altay arrived at Old Trafford with 166 career appearances and 53 clean sheets to his name, becoming Manchester United's first-ever Turkish player. He signed for United in the summer 2023 transfer window, completing his move from Fenerbahçe on deadline day.Over the previous two terms, Bayindir has added Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League experience to his CV with Fenerbahce and played his part in their run to lifting the Turkish Cup in 2022/23.Today on the podcast he talks about how he's adapting to life in Manchester, growing up in Bursa (close to Istanbul), plus Altay & Maysie swap stories about the most hostile games they've ever experienced in Turkey.Altay tells us about the chance conversation he had, which persuaded him to be a goalkeeper. He actually thinks that he could've been a decent striker or defender! We also find out which former United GK is Altay's hero as well as how he felt when he first knew that Manchester United were interested in him. An offer he couldn't ignore!The best place to catch up on the back-catalogue of our interviews is over on the Manchester United App, where you can listen to - and watch - all of our episodes in full, for free. Here you can get early access to new episodes, published 24 hours before everywhere else.If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
35:23 01/11/2023
Stories about Sir Bobby Charlton
Welcome to a special episode of the Manchester United podcast. Today we commemorate one of our most beloved sons, Sir Bobby Charlton, who passed away last weekend at the age of 86. There are no superlatives worthy of describing just how much Sir Bobby’s contribution to the club is valued and similarly, there are no words to articulate just how profound and sad this loss is to everyone associated with Manchester United. In this episode Sam, Helen & Maysie present a selection of their favourite Sir Bobby Charlton stories, told my previous guests of the United Podcast. One thing is obvious and shines through these stories… the respect, admiration and affection that everybody holds for Sir Bobby Charlton. The greatest. He will never be forgotten. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26:17 27/10/2023
Jesper Olsen - "Something special"
Jesper Olsen, an exotic signing from Ajax in 1984 for the Reds, joins Helen Evans, Wes Brown and Lou Macari for a trip down Memory Lane on the UTD Podcast. The Dane was at Old Trafford with kids from his Future Football coaching school and, as he is based in Australia now, this was a rare opportunity to speak to the former winger at a ground he graced, parading his skills down the left flank.Jesper reveals how he always followed United’s results growing up in Denmark and worked in a bank before breaking through at Ajax. He feels there was a reason why Ron Atkinson decided to sign him and talks us through the move and adapting to life in English football. This included a lot of effort off the pitch, including lock-ins at Paddy Crerand’s pub (!) and needing to ask captain Bryan Robson about the ‘small bears’ that were appearing in his garden!It was not always plain sailing, as he lifts the lid on an infamous training-ground bust-up with midfield hard-man Remi Moses, one that was hard to hide as it left him with a black eye.The transition to training at The Cliff was an eye-opener and he got to see the start of Sir Alex Ferguson’s reign when the Scot came in. Jesper would go on to play with Eric Cantona at Bordeaux and talks about the best players he lined up with, including Johan Cruyff and that memorable penalty routine he performed with the Dutch master.Now living Down Under, Jesper retains the memories of United being “something special” and reminisces about the brilliant FA Cup in 1985 against Everton. At the end of the podcast, Jesper, Wes and Lou provide invaluable advice to the kids from the coaching school about how to make the grade in the game. This is a fabulous chat with one of our first overseas signings and the chance to catch up with a skilful player who will be remembered fondly by a lot of supporters.The best place to catch up on the back-catalogue of our interviews is over on the Manchester United App, where you can listen to - and watch - all of our episodes in full, for free. Here you can get early access to new episodes, published 24 hours before everywhere else.If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
50:22 10/10/2023
Our favourite episodes
Join Sam, Helen and Maysie as they discuss their favourite ever episodes and look back on some classic moments of the UTD podcast. They also get the opportunity to read out some of your emails.This episode is a celebration of the special community that this podcast has created. Thank you for listening and for being part of the Manchester United family!The best place to catch up on the back-catalogue of our interviews is over on the Manchester United App, where you can listen to - and watch - all of our episodes in full, for free. Here you can get early access to new episodes, published 24 hours before everywhere else.If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts.You can check out our host's favourite episodes below...Luke Chadwick: https://www.manutd.com/en/podcast/detail/utd-podcast-series-3-episode-97-with-luke-chadwickSir Alex Ferguson: https://www.manutd.com/en/podcast/detail/united-podcast-series-3-episode-87-with-sir-alex-fergusonOdion Ighalo: https://www.manutd.com/en/podcast/detail/utd-podcast-series-two-episode-62-with-odion-ighaloQuinton Fortune: https://www.manutd.com/en/podcast/detail/utd-podcast-series-one-episode-35-with-quinton-fortune Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
45:18 19/09/2023
United & Proud
To mark the occasion of Manchester Pride in August, the UTD Podcast team have been looking into the links between United, the city of Manchester and the LQBTQ+ community. Join Sam Homewood and Zarah Connolly on a tour around the city with Josh from Free Manchester Walking Tours to learn why Manchester is such a welcoming and inclusive city. You may be surprised at what you learn!Sam and Zarah are also joined by James & Sam from the Rainbow Devils, who share their story, their relationship with United and the great work that the Rainbow Devils supporters club do.In this episode you’ll also hear from first team players Leah Galton, Christian Eriksen, Martha Thomas and Marcus Rashford. They tell us what they love about Manchester as well as their thoughts on Manchester Pride.Produced by Nick Thomson.Executive Producer: Scott MartinThe best place to catch up on the back-catalogue of our interviews is over on the Manchester United App, where you can listen to - and watch - all of our episodes in full, for free. Here you can get early access to new episodes, published 24 hours before everywhere else.If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
42:15 09/09/2023
Kevin Moran - "I saw red!"
Kevin Moran, a famous figure from United’s past, joined Helen Evans and David May to discuss his career on our latest UTD Podcast.The Irish centre-back was with May at Blackburn Rovers late in his career but only after starting two FA Cup finals with United in the 1980s, as we lifted the cup by beating Brighton & Hove Albion and Everton. Unfortunately, Kevin was the first man ever to be sent off in the showpiece event, for a foul on Everton’s Peter Reid in 1985. Ron Atkinson’s 10 men still won, thanks to Norman Whiteside’s iconic goal, and, of course, Moran recalls that day and answers the question of whether he ever received his medal.Growing up, he played hurling and Gaelic football in his homeland, which could have derailed his United career before it had started, as he would secretly play in some high-profile games in the Republic of Ireland, without the club’s knowledge! He even reveals he turned the Reds down when they first came calling!A late starter, he only got into football at 14, his commitment and bravery would become legendary with United’s gamble on him paying off. Atkinson replacing Dave Sexton at the helm made a difference in terms of his fight for a first-team place, but his time at Old Trafford came to an end after Sir Alex Ferguson’s arrival, which he discusses in detail as the Scot tried to rid the club of its drinking culture.A move to Sporting Gijon in Spain showed his sense of adventure and he would remain a stalwart for Republic of Ireland, being part of Jack Charlton’s famous 1990 World Cup side and even making the squad four years later, as he ended up on 71 caps.Kevin tells us more about his interesting career path after retirement and is still a season ticket-holder at Old Trafford. This your chance to hear his story in full!The best place to catch up on the back-catalogue of our interviews is over on the Manchester United App, where you can listen to - and watch - all of our episodes in full, for free. Here you can get early access to new episodes, published 24 hours before everywhere else.If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
68:50 08/08/2023
Manchester United States
Manchester United States is a special podcast episode with MUTV’s Mark Sullivan who is looking into Manchester United’s relationship with the USA ahead of our pre-season tour in The States. Join us to learn about United’s rich history in the USA, the current landscape of soccer and how much the sport has grown in popularity. Mark even gets the opportunity to chat to some of our fans and hear from former Reds who have played in the MLS, such as Wayne Rooney and Tim Howard. Starting on July 22nd 2023, United will be playing matches in New York City, San Diego, Houston and Las Vegas. For more information on Tour23 you can visit our website. MUTV is the only place where you can follow all of our pre-season action! Many thanks to the following people for taking part in this podcast… Sam Jones - Red Devils DCCasey Kell - San Diego Supporters ClubSteve Baxter - Atlanta Supporters GroupAmani Soyinka - LA Supporters ClubJoe Prince-Wright - NBC Lead writer & editor, ProSoccerTalkWayne Barton - Manchester United authorAntónio Simoes - Former Benfica football playerThanks also to D.C. United and Inter Miami CF for providing content.Producer: Nick ThomsonExecutive Producer: Scott MartinThe best place to catch up on the back-catalogue of our interviews is over on the Manchester United App, where you can listen to - and watch - all of our episodes in full, for free. Here you can get early access to new episodes, published 24 hours before everywhere else.If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk We'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
57:06 18/07/2023
Daley Blind - My message to United fans
Another unmissable UTD Podcast has been released as Sam Homewood, Helen Evans and David May travelled to Munich for a catch-up with former Red Daley Blind. The Dutchman was an open and honest guest, talking about a wide range of subjects, including his stint at Old Trafford, which included winning four trophies with the club. After growing up in football, with his father Danny an Ajax legend, he rose through the ranks at the Amsterdam giants and discusses how tough it was to make his own mark in the game, considering how famous his dad was. Shining at the 2014 World Cup under Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal would change his life and he talks about the decision to follow the experienced manager to United and adjusting to life in the Premier League. Despite some real high points, he details how difficult he found it when van Gaal left the club, on the back of winning the FA Cup. There was sadness when he also left the club, to return to Ajax, and he speaks very honestly about a tough time when he was diagnosed with heart muscle inflammation in 2019. Thankfully, he was able to return to action and joined Bayern earlier this year. Daley talks about the future, as he would like to go into coaching himself when he hangs up his boots, and has a special message for all United fans. It’s another cracking episode which all fans will enjoy.The best place to catch up on the back-catalogue of our interviews is over on the Manchester United App, where you can listen to - and watch - all of our episodes in full, for free. Here you can get early access to new episodes, published 24 hours before everywhere else.If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk For your daily fix of Manchester United news look no further than our new United Daily podcastWe'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
63:38 20/06/2023
Marc Skinner - "We've arrived!"
This week, Sam Homewood is joined by first-time co-hosts, MUTV's Ben Ibson and ex-Manchester United Women goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain. The trio were at Carrington to sit down with the Women's first-team manager Marc Skinner to reflect on a truly historic season.  The team finished second in the WSL, narrowly missing out on the title, reached the FA Cup final and have a shot at Champions League football next season for the first time ever! Skinner’s side also had the most clean sheets in the league, the fewest goals conceded, the highest possession average at 62%, lots of last-minute winning goals and record attendances. What a season! In this episode, Marc tells us about his upbringing and talks about his football coaching journey, which has taken him from Birmingham to Orlando, Florida, and now Manchester. At Birmingham City, he was a goalkeeping coach and actually worked with Siobhan for a short while. We find out what Marc learned from his time in the United States and why he thinks women's football is so successful Stateside. Of course, we talk about his time with Manchester United so far. In particular, this season (2022/23), and what he feels the team can go on to achieve next term. It's a great time for our women's team right now and this episode is sure to get all United fans excited about the future.The best place to catch up on the back-catalogue of our interviews is over on the Manchester United App, where you can listen to - and watch - all of our episodes in full, for free. Here you can get early access to new episodes, published 24 hours before everywhere else.If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk For your daily fix of Manchester United news look no further than our new United Daily podcastWe'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
56:51 08/06/2023
Eric Steele - Being Sir Alex's GK Coach
A familiar face joins hosts Helen Evans, Sam Homewood and David May on the latest UTD Podcast as Eric Steele lifts the lid on his time at the club. The Reds’ former goalkeeping coach has some fascinating tales to tell about working under Sir Alex Ferguson and helping the team lift the Premier League title in 2012/13. After starting out at the Wallsend Boys’ Club, like our previous guest Steve Bruce, the Geordie retired from his playing career in 1988 but was determined to start a new chapter in coaching. There was a back-up option, buying a pub, but he ended up working with some of the best in the game, including Peter Schmeichel, Edwin van der Sar and, of course, David De Gea. Piecing together his journey in the game, Eric reveals how he felt compelled to re-enact one of the most famous saves of all time, Gordon Banks’s jaw-dropping dive to keep out Pele’s header, at the same stadium in Guadalajara, while on tour. There is great insight into what his job entails on a day-to-day basis, his working relationship with Sir Alex and the Reds he felt were the best and worst trainers. In addition to his thoughts on van der Sar and De Gea, Eric recalls how Ben Foster became the penalty shootout hero in the 2009 League Cup final win over Tottenham, with the help of an iPad. Steele reveals the fall-out from Ferguson’s retirement and how much a new project means to him, as he continues to appreciate how lucky he is to work in the sport.The best place to catch up on the back-catalogue of our interviews is over on the Manchester United App, where you can listen to - and watch - all of our episodes in full, for free. Here you can get early access to new episodes, published 24 hours before everywhere else.If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk For your daily fix of Manchester United news look no further than our new United Daily podcastWe'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
57:02 23/05/2023
Steve Bruce - United captain, United legend
Sam Homewood, Helen Evans and David May visit a golf club this week for a chat with United legend Steve Bruce. Steve has had a wonderful career in football, as a player and manager, and offers a fascinating reflection on it all during the latest UTD Podcast.The former Manchester United captain begins with his upbringing in the north-east and his early days at the famed Wallsend Boys Club. Starting his professional career with Gillingham, the defender reveals a funny story about reversing the charges to call his future wife, while down in Kent, and how the police turned up at the phone-box, prompting fears his time in the game could come to an end before it had really got going. Thankfully, it was soon smoothed over and he impressed sufficiently with the Gills to earn a move to Norwich City, even if he recalls a horror debut against Liverpool. Once United registered an interest in his services, there was only going to be one place for him to continue his progress.Not only did he star for the Reds as the team won our first title for 26 years but he became club captain, all on the back of an impromptu house visit by Sir Alex Ferguson! Brucey offers insight into his incredible partnership with Gary Pallister, and scolds his fellow centre-back for leaking a secret about him from their time rooming together. He also explains why Eric Cantona was a “bit bonkers” and details the Frenchman’s favourite tipple at the pub.Of course, younger fans will view Steve as a manager, first and foremost, as he has a wealth of experience in this field, taking charge of 12 different clubs. He answers a question about how he chose the jobs, as he has bossed some big city rivals, and opens up about the difficulties and pressures faced in the hot seat.A man with many great stories to tell, Steve Bruce is certain to keep you entertained throughout the episode.The best place to catch up on the back-catalogue of our interviews is over on the Manchester United App, where you can listen to - and watch - all of our episodes in full, for free. Here you can get early access to new episodes, published 24 hours before everywhere else.If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk For your daily fix of Manchester United news look no further than our new United Daily podcastWe'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
61:07 10/05/2023
Fred - "I am blessed"
Joining Helen Evans and Sam Homewood today for the latest episode of the UTD Podcast is midfield dynamo Fred, fresh from recently passing the landmark of 200 appearances at the heart of the Manchester United engine room. This is the most appearances from a Brazilian for the Reds and the second most from a South American, behind Antonio Valencia. Football is a high-pressure business, but the effervescent Brazilian tells us how he maintains such a positive outlook on life, always aiming to play the game with a smile on his face. Fred talks about growing up in Belo Horizonte and how blessed he feels to be playing for Manchester United, a team that he used to watch on TV as a child. He also shares with us his fascinating experience in Ukraine, playing on the road for Shakhtar Donetsk after the abandonment of their home stadium due to the conflict in the Donbass region of Ukraine. The midfielder tells us how his move to United happened, and which game is his favourite in the famous red shirt. The conversation also takes an unexpected turn when Fred expresses his love for superhero movies and UK tourism! The UTD Podcast really is the best way to get to know people who make the football club so special.The best place to catch up on the back-catalogue of our interviews is over on the Manchester United App, where you can listen to - and watch - all of our episodes in full, for free. Here you can get early access to new episodes, published 24 hours before everywhere else.If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk For your daily fix of Manchester United news look no further than our new United Daily podcastWe'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30:12 26/04/2023
Christian Eriksen - "United, it was meant to be"
Christian Eriksen has been missed in the Manchester United midfield but the Dane is on his way back and joined us for the latest episode of the UTD Podcast. The classy playmaker discusses his career to date and the rumours of a move to Old Trafford, which long circulated before he did end up joining the Reds last summer. He recalls playing in Denmark, the Netherlands and Italy, plus adjusting to the style and pace of the Premier League. He addresses the obstacles he has overcome and explains why he left Italy, swapping Inter Milan for Brentford. He admits he was bowled over by the response from football fans, in general, to his return to action and his time with the Bees helped lead to finally pulling on the United shirt, to join Erik ten Hag’s new project here. Hosts Helen Evans, Sam Homewood and David May ask about his relationship with the manager, what the future has in store for the side, his partnership with Casemiro in the midfield and, of course, when we can expect to see him back on the pitch.  This is another outstanding podcast which allows you to know more about Christian – make sure you give it a listen!The best place to catch up on the back-catalogue of our interviews is over on the Manchester United App, where you can listen to - and watch - all of our episodes in full, for free. Here you can get early access to new episodes, published 24 hours before everywhere else.If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk For your daily fix of Manchester United news look no further than our new United Daily podcastWe'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
58:46 12/04/2023
#ILOVEUNITED Singapore
The full #ILOVEUNITED experience will land in Singapore for the very first time on Sunday 30 April. Iconic strike duo Andrew Cole and Dwight Yorke will be reunited on stage as the club hosts a special live screening of our Premier League match against Aston Villa, bringing together thousands of fans to reward their passionate support.Thanks to TeamViewer’s remote technology, MUTV’s Zarah Connolly connected with Reds legend Yorke to find out what fans can expect from the event, before learning more about United fan culture in Singapore from broadcaster John Dykes and radio star Justin Ang.Diogo Dalot also linked up with Dinesh Jaswani from Manchester United Supporters Club Singapore to hear first-hand how much the team means to fans in the country. All this and much more features in this special episode of the UTD Podcast.Fans in Singapore can register for FREE tickets to attend the event at Southside Sentosa Island, by visiting manutd.com/iloveunitedsingapore before Wednesday 19 April. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
63:27 04/04/2023
Football is for boys?
Welcome to a special podcast with Helen Evans, celebrating women in football. In this podcast you’ll hear some amazing stories from fans, both local and worldwide, who have been following United for decades. You’ll also hear from individuals working in sport who tell us what Manchester United means to them, as well as how the industry can continue to improve for everyone.United's women's team play at Old Trafford again on Saturday 25th March 2023, and you can still get tickets here.Thank you to the following contributors…FansMaureen Pelham, Kim Burdett, Alina Akbar, Munha Lucky, Zeinab Fawaz, Carly Lyes, Janet Talbot, Joan Pearson, Eleanor Christine Long and Sue Moore.Manchester United players and staffKatie Zelem, Marc Skinner, Polly Bancroft, Wes Brown, Erik Ten Hag, Alessia Russo, Ella Toone, Mary Earps, Jack Butland, Fred and Diogo Dalot.Sports MediaPien Meulensteen and Siobhan Chamberlain.Producer: Nick ThomsonExecutive Producer: Scott MartinThe best place to catch up on the back-catalogue of our interviews is over on the Manchester United App, where you can listen to - and watch - all of our episodes in full, for free. Here you can get early access to new episodes, published 24 hours before everywhere else.If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk For your daily fix of Manchester United news look no further than our new United Daily podcastWe'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
55:42 23/03/2023
Ella Toone - "We're making history"
A superstar and huge role model joins us in this latest UTD Podcast episode, as Ella Toone talks us through her meteoric rise, in tandem with that of the women’s game in general. As a devoted fan growing up, her dream of playing for the Reds appeared impossible but the inception of the women’s side in 2018 changed all that. Idolising Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney, she was only going to join one club, despite rival interest from elsewhere, as she “came home” to United.  Marc Skinner’s team have gone from strength to strength and are making history and inspiring future generations with their progress, something the forward is obviously very proud of. And, of course, Ella also speaks extensively about winning the Euros with England, the wild celebrations that followed and why her local pub are doing a roaring trade in bucket hats in her honour! So don’t miss out another five-star pod, presented by Helen Evans, Sam Homewood and David May!United's women's team play at Old Trafford again on Saturday 25th March 2023, and you can still get tickets here.The best place to catch up on the back-catalogue of our interviews is over on the Manchester United App, where you can listen to - and watch - all of our episodes in full, for free. Here you can get early access to new episodes, published 24 hours before everywhere else.If you'd like to write to the only official Manchester United Podcast then e-mail utdpodcast@manutd.co.uk For your daily fix of Manchester United news look no further than our new United Daily podcastWe'd also love it if you could leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to your podcasts. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
39:51 21/03/2023

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