The Devil's Trident Podcast | A Manchester United Podcast

The Devil's Trident

Presented by Simon Carline and featuring a rotating cast of James Konnanov, Josh William, Matthew Carline & Sam Lord, The Devil's Trident Podcast is a weekly show covering all things Manchester United! We discuss all the games and goings on around Old Trafford with a light-hearted touch from a fan perspective. Okay, now hit play!

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Just like Neil Warnock's Middlesbrough, you truly never know what you're going to get from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United, do you? After a entirely lacklustre display against Leicester City in the Premier League, the Reds pulled another stunning second half comeback out of the bag in the Champions League against Atalanta at Old Trafford to go from the boot of Group F to the driving seat.After the game, Simon, James, Josh and Sam caught up to go over all the action and look ahead to Liverpool at the weekend.Enjoy, Reds! - - - - - - - -For more from The Devil's Trident, check out the links below:Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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Oct 21

55 min 34 sec

After the high of 95 minutes into Wednesday's Champions League game against Villarreal, Manchester United once again bumped back down to earth in the Premier League.Whilst a draw at home to Everton isn't shameful, it does represent yet more home points dropped and once more, it was completely avoidable. Inevitably, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer now faces more pressure in certain quarters because of his team selection, final whistle facial expressions and his sides general inconsistency. Some of those views are arguably valid.Either way, we're told talking about your problems helps so Simon, Matt and Sam did just that after the final whistle. Thanks for listening and be sure to subscribe and review wherever you can if you enjoy the show! - - - - - - - -For more from The Devil's Trident, check out the links below:Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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Oct 3

46 min 31 sec

After a pretty torrid week, Manchester United managed to pull a win out of the hat in the dying embers of their Champions League group stage game against Villarreal! Cristiano Ronaldo popped up with seconds left on the clock to relief Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of some of the pressure himself and his team had piled on him in the last eight days or so with two defeats on the bounce.It was a win the manager desperately needed, and one that should provide a confidence boost before Everton on Saturday. On this episode, Simon, Josh, James and Sam gathered to talk all of that and more!- - - - - - - -For more from The Devil's Trident, check out the links below:Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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Sep 30

1 hr 3 min

Wow, a lot has happened since we last spoke down our microphones. In the time since the Southampton draw, Manchester United have re-signed Cristiano Ronaldo, beaten Wolves, fawned over the aforementioned signing non-stop, beaten Newcastle at Old Trafford and stumbled to an opening game Champions League defeat to Young Boys. It's never dull, is it?After the Young Boys game, Simon, Josh, Matt and Sam talked about most of the above and went through a rollercoaster of emotions. As fair warning, we also discuss the issue of the often-ignored rape allegations and the unsettled civil case involving Ronaldo. As a podcast, we feel that this aspect of the Portuguese's return cannot simply be swept under the rug and whilst we clearly won't imply guilt or innocence, it is definitely worth mentioning for those that are unaware of the matter, or the finer details of the story. Links are below to everything mentioned in the show.Thanks for listening.First Der Spiegel Article Second Der Spiegel ArticleTifo Football Explainer Video- - - - - - - -For more from The Devil's Trident, check out the links below:Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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Sep 15

57 min 14 sec

The predictions of ourselves and many others didn't come to fruition for Manchester United on Sunday. Many expected to see a comfortable win for Solskjaer's side given the starts to the season and the contrast in transfer activity but Southampton really made United squirm and work for their 1-1 draw.After the game Simon & Matt battled through the deflation to go over what felt like two points squandered for the Reds. We also talk Varane memes, yellow shorts and have a quick look ahead to another tricky away day against Wolves next time out.Enjoy, Reds.- - - - - - - -For more from The Devil's Trident, check out the links below: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Aug 23

31 min 53 sec

What a way to start a Premier League season! Despite several first-teamers having minimal preparation for an Old Trafford clash against the old rival Leeds United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side well and truly hit the ground running with a 5-1 demolition job. Paul Pogba's four assists and Bruno Fernandes' hat-trick stole the show in front of 75000 returning fans but there were plenty of other positives to go over such as the performances of Mason Greenwood and Scott McTominay plus the unveiling of some French defender before kick-off. Simon, Sam and Matt discussed it all after the game (and a couple of pints) as we got giddy about the prospect of starting the season at the top of the league. Enjoy, Reds! - - - - - - - -For more from The Devil's Trident, check out the links below: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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Aug 16

38 min 22 sec

We're back! After a summer of concentrating on England's efforts at the Euros, The Devil's Trident Podcast returns with new signings for the 2021/22 season. Last season's regulars Simon, Matt and James are joined by Josh and Sam to look ahead to an exciting season for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United. We discussed the signings of Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho, potential further recruits, pre-season fortunes and a whole load more from a summer of football. We also touch on the first game of the season -  a tasty Old Trafford clash with Leeds United in front of a packed out stadium.We're excited, we're sure you are too! Get stuck in. - - - - - - - -For more from The Devil's Trident, check out the links below:Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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Aug 11

1 hr 4 min

After once again going deep into every tournament for a second season in a row under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United have ended another season without earning any silverware after a crushing Europa League final defeat. The lottery of a penalty shootout of immense quality proved a step too far for the Reds. Not quite fresh from the night before, Simon and Matt picked the bones out of a disappointing evening, discussed where United go from here and once again address the awful abuse levelled at Marcus Rashford in the aftermath.It's our last podcast of the season and it's so disappointing to end on a flat note but we do try to revisit the positives over the course of the episode. We'll be back, and so will Manchester United. Keep the faith, Reds. - - - - - - - -For more from The Devil's Trident, check out the links below:Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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May 28

45 min 40 sec

Well, that was a disappointing few days. There was always the chance of dropped points at home to Leicester City and Liverpool, but two Old Trafford defeats against top six rivals takes a little bit of the shine off Manchester United's end of season run-in. After the Liverpool game, Simon, Matt & James talked over what went wrong across the week plus the latest set of Glazer protests and the subsequent divide being seen across parts of the fanbase as a result. - - - - - - - -For more from The Devil's Trident, check out the links below:Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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May 14

1 hr

Doing it the easy way is boring, right? We weren't certain of it while recording, but Manchester United have confirmed their place in next year's Champions League after yet another comeback win against Aston Villa at Villa Park. A maximum of 4 more points are needed to secure second spot as Solskjaer's men prepare for a Europa League final in confidence-boosting style. Simon & Matt were on-hand to talk about the game plus Joel Glazer's latest fan letter and the upcoming Leicester City & Liverpool games. Enjoy, Reds!- - - - - - - - For more from The Devil's Trident, check out the links below:Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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May 10

43 min 42 sec

Manchester United looked like they were doing their best to bottle the job in periods of the second leg in Rome but Solskjaer's men got over the line despite a 3-2 defeat at the Stadio Olimpico. We're going a European final and it feels good! On this episode Simon and Matt caught up with the returning James to talk about the Roma game, our Europa League final opponents and the Glazer protests before looking ahead to a gruelling run of 3 games in 5 days. Enjoy, Reds! - - - - - - - - For more from The Devil's Trident, check out the links below:Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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May 7

1 hr 6 min

Things were looking a bit sketchy at half-time for Manchester United against Roma after giving away their one goal lead to trail at the break, but boy did they recover! Five second half goals were added to Bruno Fernandes' first-half dink to effectively book United's place in the Gdansk final in May. Simon and Matt re-lived the action after the game, swooning over the performances of the Portuguese, Cavani and Pogba before discussing Arsenal's chances of meeting us in Poland. We also looked ahead to the small matter of Liverpool on Sunday. It's a happy one, Reds - enjoy! - - - - - - - - This episode of The Devil's Trident Podcast is sponsored by MANSCAPED. MANSCAPED is trusted by over 2 million men worldwide! Join the movement for all your below the waist grooming needs with the code TDTPOD at manscaped.com for 20% Off + Free Delivery on your order! #ad #sponsored - - - - - - - - For more from The Devil's Trident, check out the links below: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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Apr 30

49 min 41 sec

We were a man down this week but we ploughed on regardless to cover Manchester United's 0-0 draw with Leeds that fell well short of pre-match expectations! We also discussed the joyful demise of the Super League, English football's social media blackout, Cavani's future and Thursday's upcoming Europa League semi against Roma. Enjoy, Reds! - - - - - - - - This episode of The Devil's Trident Podcast is sponsored by MANSCAPED. MANSCAPED is trusted by over 2 million men worldwide! Join the movement for all your below the waist grooming needs with the code TDTPOD at manscaped.com for 20% Off + Free Delivery on your order! #ad #sponsored - - - - - - - - For more from The Devil's Trident, check out the links below: WebsiteFacebookTwitterInstagram

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Apr 26

51 min 52 sec

*Recorded before Premier League teams withdrew from The Super League and Ed Woodward’s resignation* This should be a podcast about an in-the-end routine 3-1 Premier League win over Burnley for Manchester United, but instead it's all about greed, the Glazers and club owners attempting to rip the soul out of our football club. On Sunday evening, plans for a breakaway European Super League were formally revealed - this is our take on it. I think you can guess how we feel.- - - - - - - -This episode of The Devil's Trident Podcast is sponsored by MANSCAPED. MANSCAPED is trusted by over 2 million men worldwide! Join the movement for all your below the waist grooming needs with the code TDTPOD at manscaped.com for 20% Off + Free Delivery on your order! #ad #sponsored- - - - - - - -For more from The Devil's Trident, check out the links below:WebsiteFacebookTwitterInstagram

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Apr 20

1 hr 5 min

After a 3-1 victory against Tottenham Hotspur that tastes that bit sweeter for a few obvious reasons, Manchester United put two firm hands on second place in the Premier League. Could Solskjaer's men start making Manchester City sweat? Probably not, but we talked about that, the VAR controversy and some wonderful goals involving Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood. There's also discussion around the post-match talking points, a potential season-long away run and some Granada predictions. Enjoy, Reds!- - - - - - - -This episode of The Devil's Trident Podcast is sponsored by MANSCAPED. MANSCAPED is trusted by over 2 million men worldwide! Join the movement for all your below the waist grooming needs with the code TDTPOD at manscaped.com for 20% Off + Free Delivery on your order! #ad #sponsored- - - - - - - -For more from The Devil's Trident, check out the links below:WebsiteFacebookTwitterInstagram

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Apr 12

1 hr 5 min

It wasn't the most exhilarating game we'll ever witness but Manchester United did a professional job of all but securing a place in the Europa League semi-finals with ninety minutes to spare. On this episode, Simon, Matt & James go over the Granada game before diving into some Haaland and Kane chat and a Spurs preview ahead of the weekend. - - - - - - - - This episode of The Devil's Trident Podcast is sponsored by MANSCAPED. MANSCAPED is trusted by over 2 million men worldwide! Join the movement for all your below the waist grooming needs with the code TDTPOD at manscaped.com for 20% Off + Free Delivery on your order! #ad #sponsored- - - - - - - - For more from The Devil's Trident, check out the links below:WebsiteFacebookTwitterInstagram

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Apr 9

1 hr 1 min

It took Manchester United well over 45 minutes and the standard scare of going a goal behind to Brighton, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men managed to turn it around at Old Trafford on Sunday night. The 2-1 win means the gap between the Reds and those outside the top 4 is growing ever wider. After the game, Simon, Matt and James got together to discuss United's up and down performance and whether we can class the top four spot as secured. There's also a Europa League preview in there! This episode of The Devil's Trident Podcast is sponsored by MANSCAPED. MANSCAPED is trusted by over 2 million men worldwide! Join the movement for all your below the waist grooming needs with the code TDTPOD at Manscaped.com for 20% Off + Free Delivery on your order!

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Apr 5

56 min 37 sec

Manchester United were bad at the basics of football at the King Power on Sunday evening. The result of that is another failure to make the final of a competition they stood a decent chance of winning. Later in the evening, after Simon finished sulking, we managed to go through just what went wrong and why. There's talk about the team selection, giving certain players chances, the Europa League draw, our new sponsorship deal and Matt's knock off replica shirt. It's our last episode for two weeks until after the international break so we'll see you on the other side, Reds.

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Mar 22

58 min 30 sec

It's a football cliché but it so often rings true for this Manchester United side. Our Europa League last 16 tie boiled down to a true game of two halves as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men flattered to deceive in the first half before returning, armed with a Paul Pogba after the break, and stepping up the intensity and quality. After the game, Simon, Matt and James switched on the mics to discuss United's safe progression from a tricky draw and ponder whether we're the absolute favourites to win the competition now. The episode also features chat about England call-ups for Luke Shaw and Jesse Lingard plus a look ahead to the FA Cup Quarter-Final away to Leicester City on Sunday.Enjoy, Reds!For more from The Devil's Trident Podcast visit our Link Tree!Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

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Mar 19

1 hr 1 min

Lots to talk about on this episode of The Devil's Trident Podcast! Simon, Matt & James discuss United throwing it away in the last minute against Milan, Dean Henderson's error, David de Gea's future, the Football director appointments and the West Ham game on Sunday. Phew! Strap in. For more from The Devil's Trident Podcast visit our Link Tree! Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

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Mar 12

1 hr

No one really gave Manchester United a chance in this derby given City's form over the last few months, including us three, but Ole's Tricky Reds did the business once again at the Etihad! Afterwards, we revelled in some superb individual performances, discussed whether we were ever worried about a top four dog fight and looked ahead to an important week for the club.

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Mar 8

1 hr

We were all unfortunate enough to witness a third 0-0 in a row in all competitions and a particularly turgid performance from Manchester United against Crystal Palace on Wednesday night.Like the troopers we are, we fired up our microphones anyway to pick the bones out of the game and look forward to the Manchester Derby on Sunday. Also features some chat about a social media gaff from the club's official account...

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Mar 4

52 min 16 sec

Yet another game between Manchester United and a 'Big Six' rival ends goalless, but the contest was more entertaining than the scoreline suggests.The guys dug into all the action  on Sunday night and debated where the weekend's results leave Solskjaer's men in the Premier League this season. There's also some chat about Keano's argument, the Europa League draw and the Crystal Palace game. Enjoy, Reds!

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Mar 1

57 min 48 sec

After a slow start to both halves, Manchester United found a way to win against Newcastle United through goals from Rashford, James and Fernandes keeping Solskjaer's men second before next week's big trip to Chelsea.We discussed both of those games, plus the Cantona and Bruno comparisons after the final whistle. Enjoy, Reds!

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Feb 22

59 min 56 sec

It was a fixture that looked like a dangerous one for Manchester United when the draw was made, but La Liga's Real Sociedad were brushed aside in the Europa League on Thursday night meaning the Reds take a four goal lead back to Old Trafford next week.Simon, Matt & James dug straight into the action after the game before discussing whether the title race is over already and looking ahead to Sunday's game against Bacon Brucey's Newcastle United.Enjoy, Reds!

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Feb 19

1 hr 7 min

For the second time in this year's competition, a solitary Scott McTominay goal was enough to get Manchester United's name in the hat for the next round. On this episode, Simon, Matt & James sift through the performance of Donny van de Beek, applaud McTominay's development and, via a mash potato analogy, quickly preview the West Brom game on Sunday.

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Feb 10

54 min 30 sec

So, the pre-match prediction of a narrow 2-1 win was way off the mark, eh! In this episode, James returns to the fold at the perfect time to join Simon and Matt revelling in the 9-0 victory over Southampton. It's an upbeat one, Reds!

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Feb 3

1 hr 5 min

We have a first for The Devil's Trident Podcast this week in the form of an inaugural guest appearance on the show! Simon and Matt are joined by Josh William of The 1975 podcast, 'Pause It Play It' to discuss Manchester United's goalless draw with Arsenal at the Emirates.Don't worry about James, he's fine and will be back next week!You can check out Josh's podcast on Twitter and Instagram. Enjoy the show, Reds.

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Jan 31

54 min 44 sec

In stark contrast to the tense 0-0 draw at Anfield last week, Manchester United and Liverpool's FA Cup tie proved to be a bit of a goal fest and it was a goal fest in which Solskjaer's men came out on top! Join us as we go over the key points of the game and what it means for United going forward. For more from The Devil’s Trident, check out our Link Tree to find us on Social Media, read the latest blogs and much more!

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Jan 25

54 min 55 sec

After a slow and sloppy start at Craven Cottage, Manchester United once again came back from behind to win away from home in the Premier League. An equaliser from Edinson Cavani and a cracker from Paul Pogba did the job to send Solskjaer's men back to the top! Naturally, Simon, Matt and James discussed all the action after the final whistle and touched on the Liverpool game in the FA Cup this weekend. Enjoy, Reds! 

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Jan 21

52 min 19 sec

It was a tense affair on Merseyside but Manchester United came through another test of their title credentials against Liverpool. Join Simon, Matt and James as they give their thoughts on a hard-earned point before previewing the midweek trip to Fulham. There's also a fond look over our favourite Wayne Rooney moments after his retirement this week. Enjoy, Reds!For more from The Devil's Trident, check out our Link Tree to find us on Social Media, read the latest blogs and much more! 

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Jan 18

1 hr 14 min

Look, we know the season is far from over, but Manchester United have risen to the top of the Premier League for the first time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer! It feels like an important moment, doesn't it?In this episode, Simon, Matt and James give their immediate reaction to the 1-0 win against Burnley at Turf Moor and preview the top of the table clash with Liverpool on Sunday. Free of charge, this edition also features numerous kids TV show references for some reason. Enjoy, Reds!For more from The Devil’s Trident, check out our Link Tree to find us on Social Media, read the latest blogs and much more!

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Jan 13

1 hr 12 min

Well that was disappointing, wasn't it? Manchester United's efforts to leap that pesky semi-final hurdle were thwarted by an increasingly dangerous-looking City side. Afterwards, the guys reflected on what went wrong and looked ahead to Watford at the weekend.For more from The Devil’s Trident, check out our Link Tree to find us on Social Media, read the latest blogs and much more!

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Jan 7

58 min 26 sec

Are Manchester United in a title race?! After the Friday night Premier League win against Aston Villa we allowed ourselves a smidgen of giddiness. Only a little, though! We also previewed the Carabao Cup semi final against Manchester City and had a jolly good laugh.

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Jan 2

52 min 18 sec

Manchester United had and passed up on a chance to rise up to second in the Premier League this weekend. The guys went over the frustration, United's game and squad management and the had a quick look ahead to Tuesday's Old Trafford meeting with Wolves.

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Dec 2020

51 min 22 sec

This is very much a podcast of two halves. In the first half, Simon, Matt and James go over the impressive Scott McTominay-inspired 6-2 win over Leeds which puts Manchester United third in the Premier League going into Christmas.The second half is dedicated to looking back over the highs and lows of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's time in charge so far as he clocks up two years as the boss.We also briefly touch on Wednesday's Carabao Cup Quarter final against Everton. Enjoy!

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Dec 2020

1 hr 21 min

It was always going to be a strange Manchester derby with no fans allowed in Old Trafford and it proved to be a rare let-down between the two Manchester clubs. Nevertheless, Simon, Matt and James managed to find some talking points in and around the game plus some more Paul Pogba drama that came afterwards. Also featured: Simpsons meme generators, Jack Grealish's calves and Sheffield United.

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Dec 2020

55 min 28 sec

One thing's for sure, it hasn't been dull since the post-PSG episode. Manchester United secured another comeback win against West Ham before exiting the Champions League on the final match day as the bewildering inconsistency continues to rear its ugly head. Simon, Matt and James went over all of that as well as the Raiola & Pogba matter that has the club in the news again for all the wrong reasons.For more from The Devil's Trident, check out our Link Tree to find us on Social Media, read the latest blogs and much more!

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Dec 2020

1 hr 4 min

Despite playing well against PSG, Manchester United ended up losing 3-1 in a crucial Champions League group game. After the match, Simon, Matt and James picked themselves up to discuss the performance and what it means for United's chances of reaching the knockout stages. Michael Owen makes an appearance too...For more from The Devil's Trident, you'll find all the relevant links here: linktr.ee/thedevilstrident

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Dec 2020

1 hr 1 min

Well wasn't that some pure Manchester United comeback action!? Solskjaer's supersub Edinson Cavani changed the game against Southampton after coming on at half-time to lead United to a thrilling finale and a 3-2 win at St Mary's. Once the dust had settled, Simon, Matt and James went through the highs and lows all over again before quickly previewing Wednesday's crucial Champions League game against PSG.Get stuck in! 

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Nov 2020

49 min 55 sec

In the very first podcast from The Devil's Trident, Simon, Matt and James reflect on Manchester United's comfortable 4-1 win against Istanbul Basaksehir and look ahead to Sunday's Premier League clash with Southampton.You can keep up to date with The Devil's Trident at thedevilstrident.com and on our social pages!

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Nov 2020

1 hr 16 min