Episode 1285: Man U Manhunt, Pep Pragmatism, Mahrez Waddles Up, Lopetegui LOL
It turns out Pep Guardiola can do pragmatism with the best of them, and the much-hyped clash of Liverpool and Manchester City fizzled out in mild disappointment for an uncharacteristically conservative City and mild relief for misfiring Liverpool.
Instead we had to satisfy ourselves with an astonishing game at Old Trafford, in which Jose Mourinho defied the implacable forces bent on his destruction with a masterclass in rabble-rousing.
John Brewin joins us to discuss that match and how things are likely to play out from here.
Always this martyr routine. He could just take the win? https://t.co/qV9szyiYJy
— Paul Hayward (@_PaulHayward) October 6, 2018
Mind you, the board are right, too: Jose’s shite. Chelsea’s fans backed Jose too at this point. They soon got over it. https://t.co/GeQMY9x8ZU
— John Brewin (@JohnBrewin_) October 6, 2018
But with some of Europe’s biggest clubs also checking out the managerial market for replacements, is now the right time for United to act?
Ken Early: Victim role is a perfect fit for José Mourinho https://t.co/w7BfgGbbNT
— Irish Times Sport (@IrishTimesSport) October 8, 2018
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.@JackPittBrooke and @jonawils join us to talk about the week’s Champions League action. How do you explain a performance like Messi’s? Have Liverpool stuttered for real? And who should be getting the blame for Man U’s failure to attack attack attack?https://t.co/4TGFmoTnXL pic.twitter.com/QPq0mHw6ZK
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