Beyond The Pitch and Stretford-End.com have come together once again to record another podcast, the third in the series. Topics discussed range from post-match discussions to the Reserves to potential transfer business. You can also hear the thoughts of Fergie and Jonny Evans on the Fulham game.
Looking back at Fulham
With the podcast recorded soon after the final whistle on Monday night we look back on what was a torturous 90 minutes. Despite the fact Fulham should have had a penalty, once again Carrick and Evans shone. Finally, we admire some of the players Fulham have at their disposal.
What’s going on at City?
For the second week running, we wonder if cracks are starting to appear over at City. They drew at Stoke, a hard place to go – has Tevez’s return worked so far? Do City have the mentality to go all the way?
Is he playing himself into a first choice centre back for next year and if so, who partners him – Rio or Vidic? Are we starting to see potential United captain material from Jonny?
He’s still good going forwards but defensively this season he’s had some dodgy moments. Does Evra need to adapt his game like Rio then, and choose when he has to go forwards rather than always bombing on?
Reserves and Academy
A full round-up of results and other news from the players below the first team; including a review of the players out on loan. What does the future for Macheda hold too? Has his bad luck and injuries hindered his chances at United? Ritchie De Laet is back at United, might he move on this summer? At long last, the truth about Ravel Morrison’s departure has come out as Fergie let one slip. Finally, which players can we look out for and is Michael Keane a contender for Reserve player of the year?
Transfer business and Wayne Rooney
It’s starting to look like our squad is good enough to compete at the top level in England but where do we need to strengthen, with a particular emphasis on Europe. With various players likely to leave, what kind of player do we sign?
Wayne Rooney’s clearly crucial to the way United play. We discuss whether we should look to sign someone who’ll play behind Rooney, allowing him to stay up front in arguably his best role – an out-and-out striker. Rooney’s future role is surely key to our transfer business.
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To listen to the first two podcasts, click here.