OZMUFC.com is proud to be partnered with United In Focus to help bring to you a new and exciting podcast for Manchester United supporters.
Now in its second week of existence, the United In Focus podcast is your new destination for the latest views and insights on all things Manchester United.
As part of the partnership, OZMUFC.com founder and writer Matthew Galea will host one episode of the podcast per week, bringing to you the expert views and opinions from a range of guests.
Regular guests include Manchester United author Wayne Barton (“You Can’t Win Anything With Kids” (2014), “74/75: The Players’ Stories” (2015), “Fergie’s Fledglings” (2014)) and former Manchester United defender John Curtis, who played 14 league games for United between 1997 and 2000, before embarking on a career that saw him play for Blackburn Rovers, Leicester City and Nottingham Forest.
John should also be familiar to Australian United supporters for his one-season stint at Gold Coast United ahead of his retirement in 2011.
In this week’s episode, Matt sat down with John to discuss the week that was at Old Trafford, from the highs of a 4-1 Europa League win over Fenerbache to the horrific lows of a 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, before looking ahead to an EFL Cup derby against Manchester City and more Premier League action against Burnley.
“I think the manager got it wrong [against Chelsea]. Anytime you play against a 3-4-3 formation you have to realise where the strengths of that formation are … and the onus is on you to impose your formation on them. The opposite happened and Chelsea imposed their will on us.” – John Curtis on Mourinho’s tactics against Chelsea.
“A win [against Manchester City] would get rid of all the negativity and mental stress and baggage from both the criticism from the Liverpool and the obvious criticism from the Chelsea game. A good performance and a win against City would get rid of all of that.” John Curtis on the importance of EFL Cup Manchester derby.