The New Old Trafford
#702 No midweek game, but plenty to talk about as usual at Manchester United. Commemorations took place this week to mark the anniversary of the Munich crash, with partial new owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe in attendance for the first time. There’s a report that the new INEOS team is looking at paths to redevelop or rebuild Old Trafford. And finally there’s a game against Aston Villa at the weekend. With Ed & Wayne.
Ed and Wayne discuss the recent Munich commemorations and the release of a podcast featuring interviews with survivors. They move on to the potential changes to Old Trafford, including the options of refurbishing or building a new stadium. The hosts share their thoughts on the matter, considering both logic and sentiment. They also discuss the involvement of the government in football finance should United look for government support. Ed and Wayne discuss the upcoming match between Manchester United and Aston Villa. They analyze Villa’s obligation to attack at home and the potential advantage of playing a disciplined game. They express concerns about Martinez’s absence and the impact it may have on United’s build-up play. The improved form of Rasmus Hojlund is highlighted, along with the importance of team cohesion. The need for Marcus Rashford’s scoring is emphasized, and memorable games at Villa Park are reminisced. The conversation concludes with anticipation for upcoming changes at Manchester United.
03:02 Munich Commemorations
10:22 INEOS Ownership and Stadium Vision
13:45 Debt and Financing Options
19:04 Logic vs. Sentiment: Refurbish or Build New
28:37 Preserving History in a New Stadium
36:59 Government Involvement in Football Finance
41:08 Aston Villa Preview
45:04 Concerns about Martinez’s Absence
46:16 Improved Form of Rasmus Hojlund
50:27 The Importance of Team Cohesion
51:24 The Need for Marcus Rashford
52:23 Memorable Games at Villa Park
56:04 Anticipated Changes at Manchester United
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