The Official Manchester United Podcast: 82nd Episode with Tony Coton

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Enjoyed that - though always think they should limit it to players in your lifetime, just makes it easier!
 

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Just listened to the Lou Macari one. Inspiring, and someone’s cutting onions at the end.
 
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The twenty-sixth episode with Patrice Evra. From begging on the streets of Paris to lifting trophy after trophy at United, he speaks about his incredible career. The Frenchman is as candid as you would expect about his arguments with managers, which rivals team he enjoyed beating the most, and how much he regrets leaving Man Utd for Juventus. Uncle Pat also discussed the Luis Suarez racism incident in 2011, how close he was to moving to Real Madrid, how he was inspired by Eric Cantona, and what Sir Alex Ferguson thinks of his Instagram posts these days. Enjoy a brilliant episode with on of the best players (and characters!) of United's recent history.
 

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The feels when he was saying he regretted his move to Juve and how he wished he was with us when we were sinking under Moyes watching from over in Italy. Hope to see him back at the club one day as a coach, his mental strength is pretty unreal when you listen to how he battled with coaches and actually listened to them despite their differences etc.
 

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I used to refer to him as Bionic Pat because he was always available it seem like for the team and just put everything on the line. His character and mentality is amazing and he's easily the second best fullback at United in the Premier League behind Irwin. Even though United didn't get through Bayern, his CL goal at the Allianz was so amazing and one of the top moments of his career at United.
 

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Evra was a great player for us but he’s an absolute cringe and a bit of a nutter.
 
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The twenty-seventh episode with the captain, Harry Maguire, who goes head-to-head with Captain Marvel, Bryan Robson - as they each build a six a-side team from a long list of United players who have worn the armband in years gone by. The pair spoke to what qualities are necessary to be a United captain and which leaders have inspired them over the years. Maguire also spoke glowingly of team mates Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba and revealed that the Old Trafford dressing room is built on several leaders.
 

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Thanks for the update I didnt know there were new ones I last saw the one with Rashy & Scholes

Would love if they could do one with Sir Alex if his health was up to it
 
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The twenty-eight episode is with former United winger Nani. He reveals how before he became a United player he had a tour of the stadium, and discusses his rocket of a first goal, the kick-ups against Arsenal at Old Trafford (and the scoop over Almunia at the Emirates), the iconic backflips, that bizarre open goal against Tottenham. He also discusses his friendship with Cristiano Ronaldo; living together, winning everything, and Cristiano's ultimate departure. Plus there's an amazing story about driving Sir Alex home in frosty silence.
 
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The twenty-ninth episode with Lee Sharpe. In a remarkably honest episode, Sharpe reveals how difficult he found his time at Old Trafford. He also revealed details of his personality clashes with Sir Alex Ferguson, his friendship with Ryan Giggs, and the extraordinary way he celebrated the club's first Premier League (Premiership) title. Lee's rise to fame, the Sharpey Shuffle, and being protected by Bryan Robson were also discussed.
 
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The thirtieth episode with Albert Morgan, the club's long-serving Kit Manager, working closely with Sir Alex Ferguson for twenty years. Albert had everyone in hysterics with his incredible tales from inside the Old Trafford dressing room. Pranks, burst sewer pipes, and what the United superstars were really like behind the scenes. Albert made sure everything was perfect pre-game for the likes of Cantona, Ronaldo and Beckham.
 
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The thirty-first episode with Ryan Giggs, United legend. Giggsy spoke about many different stories we have all heard about and seen, such as the free kick against Villa that he and Beckham struck at the same time, his tights in the Derby and more. The Wales Manager opened up about his transition from flying winger to cultured midfielder, and how he was worried that the club might sell him around that time. He also spoke with great pride about the games where he sat in the hot seat as Man United's Caretaker Manager.

I appreciate that what happened in his private life may have put many off him and thought less of him, but he is a United legend and was one of my favourite players. A very good listen.
 
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The thirty-second episode with Ben Thornley. The Class of 92' graduate spoke fondly of his time playing with Ryan Giggs, David Beckham and Paul Scholes. He told the team about the moment when he opened the front door to his mum and dad's home to see Sir Alex Ferguson stood in the doorway, and how he made his way into the first team, making his debut at West Ham. However his story took a sad turn after a horror tackle in a reserve game left him needing serious knee surgery and rehabilitation. Ben talks about the difficulty he had with the aftermath both physically and mentally, and the key role Sir Alex Ferguson played in getting Ben back on the pitch.
 
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The thirty-third episode with Quinton Fortune. If you've never heard his story before, this episode is one not to be missed. From growing up during apartheid in South Africa, to training with Tottenham Hotspur's Paul Gascoigne and Gary Lineker at the age of 14. He also tells the guys about having to mark Brazilian Ronaldo on his Atlético Madrid debut and how Sir Alex Ferguson used to get his United side fired up ahead of big games against Liverpool. The South African is now assistant coach of Manchester United's Under 23s and he had glowing words to say about recent graduates Brandon Williams and Mason Greenwood.

I have to say, this was fascinating listening. I listened to him speak a few years ago and I thought he was brilliant to listen to, and this podcast enhanced my opinion of him. Listen to his upbringing, incredible to listen to.
 

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The thirty-third episode with Quinton Fortune. If you've never heard his story before, this episode is one not to be missed. From growing up during apartheid in South Africa, to training with Tottenham Hotspur's Paul Gascoigne and Gary Lineker at the age of 14. He also tells the guys about having to mark Brazilian Ronaldo on his Atlético Madrid debut and how Sir Alex Ferguson used to get his United side fired up ahead of big games against Liverpool. The South African is now assistant coach of Manchester United's Under 23s and he had glowing words to say about recent graduates Brandon Williams and Mason Greenwood.

I have to say, this was fascinating listening. I listened to him speak a few years ago and I thought he was brilliant to listen to, and this podcast enhanced my opinion of him. Listen to his upbringing, incredible to listen to.
I've never heard anyone say "Maysy" that often. :lol:
 
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The thirty-fourth episode with Viv Anderson. Viv reveals the incredible story of how he was scouted doing kick-ups on a beach, and how it was learning from two managerial greats in Brian Clough and Sir Alex Ferguson. Viv also spoke passionately about making history when he became England's first black player to represent the national side, and his views on racism in football & society today.
 
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The thirty-fifth episode with Keith Gillespie. Keith tells the guys about being part of United's famous Class of '92 and his brush with Sir Alex Ferguson's hairdryer, before signing for Newcastle as part of the Andy Cole deal. From there, Keith reveals the extent of his gambling addiction at that time and the large amounts of money he lost.
 
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The thirty-sixth episode with Dwight Yorke. Yorke revealed how an early childhood car accident influenced his outlook on life and goes some way to explaining his laid back persona. The Trinidadian also spoke about the time he hung up on Sir Alex Ferguson, and get the first-hand account of when he asked the boss for a year off, after Man Utd's famous Treble winning season in 1999.
 
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The thirty-seventh episode with Jim Ryan. Jim speaks about his time playing at Old Trafford under Sir Matt Busby, having once been tricked into asking the legendary manager for a pay rise! Also hear about he came to return to Man Utd under Sir Alex Ferguson, overseeing David Beckham, Paul Scholes and their Class of '92 teammates' rise to the First Team. Not only that, but Jim was responsible for scouting dozens of top name players that ended up at the club, including Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Paul Pogba, and the few that got away, such as Zinedine Zidane.
 
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The thirty-eighth episode with Robin van Persie. RVP talks about facing United during his time with Arsenal - beating Sir Alex Ferguson's side in an FA Cup Final and being on the receiving end of the famous 8-2 win over the Gunners in 2011. Robin told us how he was tempted to move to Old Trafford and his elation at finally winning the Premier League. The Dutchman also lifted the lid on his time under compatriot Louis van Gaal with The Netherlands and Manchester United.
 

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Thought Van Persie discussing the LVG time was interesting.

Also just made me lament that Moyes year again... Another year of Fergie that team would have definitely won the league.
 

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The Van Persie episode is the closest we've got to some of the behind the scenes stuff during the Moyes and LVG stints.

There is a lot more which will come out whenever we start winning things again, I'm sure of it. But this was a very good listen. Loved how balanced RVP is in his overall personality!
 
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I have not updated this in a long time but there has been loads of new episodes along with some by popular ex-United players, women's team players and more current players. Will be adding episodes to this from the likes of:

Ruud van Nistlerooy
Mark Hughes
Wayne Rooney
Bruno Fernandes
Harry Maguire
Andy Cole

Loads more too. Keep your eyes peeled.
 
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The 39th episode with Amy Turner. Manchester United Women's Team Vice-Captain Amy Turner talks about her tough route to the club, including some serious injury setbacks and, incredibly, being told she wouldn't make it to the highest level. We also got the story on how she found out United were setting up a Women's Team and how Manager Casey Stoney sold the project to Amy and convinced her to sign in 2018.
 
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The 40th episode with Gordon Hill. Gordon talks about his career - including being signed by United during a match for Millwall and being on both the losing and winning side of an FA Cup Final for Man Utd. Gordon also opened up on how difficult it was to leave Old Trafford, revealing that he never wanted to leave the club or his great relationship with the fans behind.
 
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The 41st episode with Lee Grant. Grant spoke of his admiration for former Utd goalkeepers Les Sealey, Jim Leighton & Peter Schmeichel, and how he obsessed over goalkeeping gloves. He also revealed how proud he was of that standout performance against Zlatan Ibrahimovic while playing for Stoke at Old Trafford, and how that match sparked a rivalry with Anthony Martial which lives on to this day.
 
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The 42nd episode with Phil Neville. Neville talks about how he and his brother Gary used to aspire to be like the Charlton brothers, and draws comparisons with his own experiences coming through the Man Utd Academy to that of his son Harvey Neville who is making a name for himself today. Phil also talked about his time at Everton and how his new team mates took some time to adjust to his ways. In fact, he says it was a crunching tackle on Cristiano Ronaldo which eventually won over the Goodison Park crowd.
 
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The 44th episode with Alan Smith. Smith opens up about his feelings at the time of that move from Elland Road to Old Trafford, revealing how his dad broke the news to friends in their local pub. But the Yorkshireman explained it was easier with Eric Cantona and Rio Ferdinand making the same move in years prior. There are stories about learning from Sir Alex Ferguson and Roy Keane, and how he wish he had more time to shadow the former Utd Captain when the boss converted Smith to a central midfielder. Alan also goes into great detail about his career-threatening leg break against Liverpool and how he feared his foot may have needed to be amputated after the horrible injury at Anfield.
 
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The 45th episode with Roy Carroll. The Northern Irishman spoke about his first days at Old Trafford where he was a little starstruck being introduced to David Beckham, and of his pride at winning the Premier League with Man Utd. He also talked us through the infamous moment against Tottenham Hotspur where he spilled Pedro Mendes' long-range shot and what Sir Alex Ferguson said to him after the final whistle. Roy also opened up about his battle with depression and alcoholism, revealing his agent and family persuaded him to undertake rehab. He went into detail about his struggles and the emotion of coming through that to join Northern Ireland on their exciting Euro 2016 campaign.