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Host Ian Irving is joined by The Athletic's Laurie Whitwell, Carl Anka and Andy Mitten on the world's biggest Manchester United podcast. Subscribe for expert insight from inside the club, breaking news and two episodes every week.

Talk of the Devils - A show about Manchester United The Athletic

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    • 4.2 • 18 Ratings

Host Ian Irving is joined by The Athletic's Laurie Whitwell, Carl Anka and Andy Mitten on the world's biggest Manchester United podcast. Subscribe for expert insight from inside the club, breaking news and two episodes every week.

    Elanga Impresses but Bruno Brace Wasted

    Elanga Impresses but Bruno Brace Wasted

    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.
    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,.

    • 50 min
    Ronaldo Interview Reaction & Villa Preview

    Ronaldo Interview Reaction & Villa Preview

    Ian 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.

    • 39 min
    FA Cup: Scraping Through & Snide Boots

    FA Cup: Scraping Through & Snide Boots

    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.
    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.

    • 49 min
    Woodward Leaves United, Big Challenge For New CEO

    Woodward Leaves United, Big Challenge For New CEO

    Ian 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.

    • 51 min
    New Year, Same Problems

    New Year, Same Problems

    The 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.

    • 45 min
    Sir Alex Ferguson: 80th Birthday Special

    Sir Alex Ferguson: 80th Birthday Special

    This 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.

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

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