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Red Couch Mancs
34 minutes | Aug 11, 2021
E67: Man Utd 2021-22 Season Preview & Predictions
The time has come for Manchester United to take the next step in the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer era. Vivek and Karl look ahead to bigger expectations with the new recruits in place and who the best players at each position could be. The episode was recorded on Sunday, Aug. 8 and hence the uncertainty over Lionel Messi's PSG transfer as well as the belief that Edinson Cavani would be fit and ready. Finally, there is a bittersweet announcement to close off. Karl and Vivek are so grateful to everyone who's joined us on this journey as we figured out how to run our own podcast and what would make for appealing content while being true to ourselves. Thank you so much for listening to Red Couch Mancs, Glory Glory!
33 minutes | Aug 3, 2021
E66: Defenders review, Varane signing, Olympic round up
Vivek and Karl finally review United's defenders as we have big news to bring you with the signing of Rafael Varane, pending a medical. We breakdown: - Impact and chain reaction of the signing of Varane - Potential loan deals - Marcus Rashford shoulder surgery and the knock on effect - Olympic football round up
35 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
E65: United's friendly vs Derby, Title chances, Olympic round up
Karl and Vivek push their defenders review by one more week in the hopes that we have some great news to share regarding Varane. In the mean time, Karl and Vivek discuss: - United friendly against Derby and how the youngsters fared - Are United closer to a title with Sancho? - Should we believe the Pogba rumours? - Potential change in fifa rules - Olympic round up
41 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
E64: Euro 2020 Final review, Rashford surgery, shootout strategy
Euro 2020 is in the books and it was a special tournament to look back on. Vivek and Karl debate: - Why did England lose the plot in the second half? - Shootout strategy - Disgusting racism against Rashford, Sancho, Saka - Rashford surgery impact - Euro 2020 Team of the Tournament
41 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
E63: Midfielder review, transfer rumours, Euro 2020 Finals preview
Karl and Vivek breakdown United's midfield, a topic that has polarized fans throughout the season. What does Utd need to do in the transfer market to address any midfield concerns that will take them to the next level. Other topics include: - Fred, Scott, Pogba, Bruno, DVB performance breakdown - What improvements can players make in the offseason - Where is DVB's best position? - Euro finals preview
31 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
E62: Sancho to United! Forwards review, Euro 2020 R16 review
In this episode, Karl and Vivek revel in the long overdue completion of the Jadon Sancho transfer, examine his fit in United's forward line, then review the season that was for the forwards. Euro 2020 included as well. - How much does Sancho help the right-sided attack? - Is Martial in a United jersey to start 2021-22? - Setting expectations for Greenwood behind both Sancho and Cavani - How Rashford can take the next step and Cavani can lead the line - Magic Monday the best in Euro Cup history?
46 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
E61: Goalkeeping performance review, transfer rumours, Euro 2020
We take a look at the performance of both goalkeepers and who will be the number for United next season. Vivek in typical fashion, breaks it down with the stats throughout the season to give you an in depth view of where each keeper excelled. Other topics include: - Bruno vs. Pogba - Maguire back - Rumour mill: Sergio Ramos / Pau Torres / Raphael Varane / Harry Kane / Paul Pogba - What went wrong with Memphis? What went wrong with Lukaku? Thanks for listening! Remember to follow @redcouchmancs on Twitter and Instagram :)
46 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
E60: Solskjaer performance review, transfer rumours, Euro 2020
Vivek and Karl are back to begin their 2020-21 season performance reviews beginning with the Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Did he have a successful season? What defines success next season? Where does he need to improve? Other topics include: - Joel Glazer x Fan Forum - Cantona Collar, Beckham Boot final tallies - Sancho, Trippier transfer talk - Which United player NEEDS a Euro 2020 to remember? - Who will be the best United players at Euro 2020? Thanks for listening! Remember to follow @redcouchmancs on Twitter and Instagram :)
40 minutes | May 27, 2021
E59: Man Utd 1 - 1 Villareal a.e.t (10-11 p.k.) UEL Final
Manchester United end another season trophy-less as Villareal pull off the upset with an astounding penalty shootout win that saw 21 out of 22 players score. It came down to a battle of the two goalkeepers' scoring abilities and David de Gea was the one to blink. Karl and Vivek discuss: - Conceding off yet another set piece - Where were Bruno, Pogba, and Rashford? - No subs for 98 minutes, then 5 in 22 minutes - Pau Torres' near-perfect audition - How should OGS be assessed next season? Cantona Collar: Scott McTominay. Beckham Boot: Marcus Rashford. Noisy Neighbour: Pau Torres.
29 minutes | May 24, 2021
E58: Wolves 1 - 2 Man Utd EPL Match 38
Man United end the season undefeated away from home, only the second time that has been done in EPL history. With not much else to play for Karl and Vivek discuss: - Top scorers for a single club - Donny van de Beek still lackluster - Juan Mata deserves the winning goal - Europa league final preview Cantona Collar: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Beckham Boot: Glazers. Noisy Neighbour: Sergio Aguero
36 minutes | May 19, 2021
E57: Man Utd 1 - 1 Fulham EPL Match 37
Man United's point along with Chelsea defeating Leicester City ensures a second place finish for the season, one better than last year. Karl and Vivek discuss: - El Matador special, Kane who? - De Gea shows off reflexes, does Henderson have an elite ceiling? - Suspect back line - EPL Match 38 @ Wolves preview Cantona Collar: Edinson Cavani. Beckham Boot: Victor Lindelof. Noisy Neighbour: Tosin Adarabioyo.
43 minutes | May 14, 2021
E56: Man Utd 2 - 4 Liverpool EPL Match 36
Manchester United had a chance to severely dent their arch rivals UCL hopes and they were off to a great start, however mistakes led to their undoing, losing 4-2 in the process. Harry Maguire was sorely missed and Utd are desperate to get him back for the Europa league final. Vivek was busy with his day job today so we had Michael Singh on the show to break it down. - Set pieces were United's undoing yet again - Marcus Rashford loves playing in these big fixtures - United focus should be clinching second place against Fulham - Can Dean Henderson cope with the pressure? Cantona Collar: Marcus Rashford. Beckham Boot: Dean Henderson. Noisy Neighbour: Trent Alexander Arnold.
36 minutes | May 12, 2021
E55: Man Utd 1 Leicester City 2 EPL Match 35
Manchester United's valiant title charge finally comes to an end and Man City finally claim their title after having the bubbly on ice for over a week. Due to the fixture congestion, Man Utd made 10 changes to their team from the weekend, giving quite a few youngsters a shot. That resulted in many playing with each other for the first time and the lack of team chemistry showed, eventually succumbing to a 2-1 loss. - Greenwood coming into his own - Amad Diallo has a bright future - United have depth issues - How do we catch City? Cantona Collar: Mason Greenwood. Beckham Boot: Brandon Williams. Noisy Neighbour: Wilfred Ndidi
39 minutes | May 9, 2021
E54: Aston Villa 1 Man Utd 3 EPL Match 34
Man United picked up a record-equaling 10th comeback league victory of the season away to Aston Villa to take one more step towards wrapping up second place and delaying City's celebrations for another day. Karl and Vivek discuss: - Pogba leading the charge early - Traore wonder goal puts United on their heels - Greenwood and Cavani show off class - What is Martial's outlook? - EPL Match 35 vs. Leicester preview Cantona Collar: Paul Pogba. Beckham Boot: Victor Lindelof. Noisy Neighbour: John McGinn.
33 minutes | May 7, 2021
E53: Roma 3 Man Utd 2 UEL SF 2nd Leg
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer breaks his semifinal jinx and Manchester United are through to the Europa League final! Special guest Peter Galindo (@GalindoPW) joins the show to discuss with Vivek: - Very strong starting lineup - Cavani doesn't get enough credit - Vintage Dave saves - Mourinho to Roma - Man Utd vs. Villareal final preview Cantona Collar: David de Gea. Beckham Boot: Alex Telles. Noisy Neighbour: Bryan Cristante.
42 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
E52: Man Utd 6 Roma 2 UEL SF 1st Leg
Special guest Michael Singh (@MichaelSingh94) joins Vivek and fills in for Karl to discuss United's magnificent second half performance that puts them on the verge of the Europa League final. - Rashford vs. Greenwood on the right wing - Pogba handball to concede penalty - Lindelof poor in United conceding 2nd goal - Cavani provides the full El Matador experience - Liverpool EPL Match 34 preview Cantona Collar: Edinson Cavani. Beckham Boot: Chris Smalling. Noisy Neighbour: Lorenzo Pellegrini.
46 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
E51: Leeds Utd 0 Man Utd 0 EPL Match 33
Manchester United and Leeds United played out a surprisingly boring 0-0 draw and Michael Maynard of Toronto Maple Leeds (@MapleLeeds on Twitter) joined Vivek and Karl to break it all down. - Impact of Super League on those outside Top 6 - Kalvin Phillips vs. Bruno Fernandes - Luke Shaw handball? - Scrappy moments - Roma UEL SF preview Cantona Collar: Aaron Wan-Bissaka. Noisy Neighbour: Kalvin Phillips. Beckham Boot: Glazer family.
31 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
E50: European Super League Out, Woodward Out
Vivek and Karl celebrate their 50th episode with a bang, breaking down the rise and fall of the European super league (ESL). This conversation transcended the football world, making its way into everyday conversation. Ultimately, the ESL lasted a total of 72 hours and as a result there were several casualties including Manchester United CEO Ed Woodward, something the United fans have been gunning for ever since he started way back in 2013. We breakdown: - Timeline of events starting with the announcement on April 18th - Why this was such a big deal in the first place - What lessons can we learn from this - How do we use this fan power to make further changes in the game
35 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
E49: Man Utd 3 Burnley 1 EPL Match 32
Manchester United with a 3-1 victory over Burnley, it was tight in the second half when it was tied 1-1 but a couple of late goals sealed the victory. Vivek and Karl breakdown what Utd need to do to finish the season on a good note including: - Finishing in the top 3 - What positions should be prioritized in the transfer market - Marcus Rashford with some sublime skill and Mason's goal glut - Leeds United preview Cantona Collar: Mason Greenwood. Beckham Boot: Dean Henderson. Noisy Neighbour: Chris Wood.
30 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
E48: Man Utd 2 Granada 0 UEL QF 2nd Leg
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men are through to another cup semifinal after taking care of business against Granada. Edinson Cavani wrapped up the tie with an early goal and Alex Telles impressed after an extended absence. Vivek and Karl discuss: - Surprisingly strong starting XI - Cavani shows his value - Haaland vs. Kane - Solskjaer comments regarding Son - EPL Match 32 preview vs. Burnley Cantona Collar: Alex Telles. Beckham Boot: Jesus Vallejo. Noisy Neighbour: Yangel Herrera.
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