United podcast with a special guest: Xavi loves both United and Scholes

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Beyond The Pitch and Stretford-End.com have come together once again to record another podcast, the tenth in the series. We have another interview this week with special guest, Andy Mitten. We chat about the culture of United as well as looking at what’s in the news with the signing of Kagawa and some thoughts on Euro 2012.

To listen to the podcast, click on this link. It is available to listen to or download on iTunes at this link.

Topics covered:


Having now confirmed he’s to join – how does that effect our formation? Will we go to a 4-2-3-1 seeing as Kagawa is best as a ‘number 10’ and what does that mean for Rooney, Welbeck & co?

Andy Mitten

Andy Mitten – author of numerous United books; editor of UWS; freelance journalist for The National, FourFourTwo, M.E.N, Yahoo, Eurosport, GQ, Sport and more – joins us from his home in Spain to talk about the culture of United and its fanzines. Amongst other things, he talks about Masters and Legends football – something that he’s only recently gotten into through Andy Cole. Being based abroad, Andy’s able to give us an idea of just how highly United are revered on the continent – in particular, he talks about Xavi and how much he loves both the club and Paul Scholes.


There are talks that a new deal is stalling – we discuss Nani and how valuable he is to the club whilst acknowledging that he’s also a very sellable asset.

Rio’s emission from England

It wasn’t “football reasons”, was it?

Euro 2012

What do we think? Will there be surprises or is it becoming predictable because the tournament is so exposed.

United news

Oli Norwood’s on the way out whilst our pre-season tour is taking shape – we round up all the latest headlines.

Your questions

Keep the questions coming in for next week so we can give you a shout-out and answer a few more.

Once again, to listen to the podcast, click on this link. It is available to listen to or download on iTunes at this link.

To listen to the first nine podcasts, click here.

Thanks again to Andy for coming on the show. You can follow Andy on Twitter and subscribe to UWS here.

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