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The Football Masterclass

The Masterclass tactical podcast is a deep dive into Manchester United after every Premier League match for the Red Devils. Rob Blanchette and Haider Rubbani break down the numbers from United's games, analysing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team selections, shape and tactics. The Masterclass is available on all of your favourite podcasting platforms.

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Red Devils Talk Ep #26 | Henderson Now #1? | Lingard: Keep or Sell? | Assessing #MUFC Progress

Welcome to Red Devils Talk brought to you by The Football Masterclass. Haider is joined by Ciaran &  Joe to discuss all the latest Manchester United news. They are joined today by James Ridge, the owner & host of the 'One United Podcast' Topics: - Toxic fanbase: why can't people accept and respect other people's opinions? - DDG v Henderson: has Ole made his choice on his #1? - Lingard: keep or sell? - Progress: how much have United progressed this season, and where do they need to improve for next season? Socials: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5aD... Apple pods:https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast... Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/00pe57G... Anchor:https://anchor.fm/tfmasterclass Haider Rubbani Twitter: https://twitter.com/Haider_Rubbani Ciaran Power Hall Twitter: https://twitter.com/CiaranPowerHall Joe Smith Twitter: https://twitter.com/fatboyslim886 James Ridge Twitter: https://twitter.com/JRidge_Journo The Masterclass Twitter: https://twitter.com/TFMasterclass

1hr 13mins

6 Apr 2021

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The Masterclass Episode 36 | Manchester United v Brighton | Crucial 3 Points Secured

Welcome to Episode 36 of The Masterclass in association with Sport Social.We are back finally from the International Break, how we have all missed United! This week Haider Rubbani & Rob Blanchette sit down to analyse Manchester United's tactical performance against Brighton at Old Trafford. United will be hoping to secure a win to strengthen their grip on second place. With Leicester City losing to Manchester City, Ole's men will be eager to create a gap between themselves and the Foxes. A big result for the Red Devils, despite a poor performance. Danny Welbeck struck first against his former side with a well taken rebound goal. The first half was a very disjointed and poor display by the home side. However, Rashford & Greenwood struck in the 2nd half to push United closer to Champions League football again next season.Find our content on the links below:The Football Masterclass Landing Page: https://podcast.sport-social.co.uk/podcast/the-masterclass-tactical-podcast/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5aD...Apple pods:https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast...Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/00pe57G...Google:https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9wb2RjYXN0Lmdsb2JhbC5jb20vc2hvdy80Nzg5NjE0L2VwaXNvZGVzL2ZlZWQ=Anchor:https://anchor.fm/tfmasterclassHaider Rubbani Twitter: https://twitter.com/Haider_RubbaniRob Blanchette Twitter: https://twitter.com/_Rob_BThe Masterclass Twitter: https://twitter.com/TFMasterclassSport Social Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSportSocialInstagram: @efs_media, @ @haider_talks_football, @robsinstawham

1hr 7mins

4 Apr 2021

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Nicky Butt Announces Shock Departure | Is this a blow? | Deep Dive into his Success

Welcome to The Football Masterclass! Joe & Ciaran sit down to discuss Nicky Butt’s abrupt exit from United after 9 years at the club. He has done a wonderful job revamping the academy, it will be a blow for United.The boys will discuss whether this has anything to do with the recent promotions of Murtough & Fletcher, and whether there is more to this story. Finally, they will take a deep dive into his great work with the academy, and what the future holds for him. Find our content on the links below: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5aDp64--77TJi5-VfrTQLg?sub_confirmation=1 Apple pods:https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/elite-football-show/id1488211321 Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/00pe57GFjz0EwJP57zH9Wk?si=3IRTqi5ARea2uPDdtbtvtA

1hr 10mins

25 Mar 2021

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Should Declan Rice be #1 priority for Manchester United? | Is DM a Must for #MUFC? |With Kaus Pandey

Welcome to The Football Masterclass for another Player Analysis show.This week Haider Rubbani sits down with good friend of the show Kaus Pandey to analyse United's serious problem in the middle of the park. Without a recognised DM (barring the declining Matic), Ole has had to rely heavily on the McFred double pivot which has its limits.Declan Rice is a name which should excite United fans as he has emerged as one of the top DMs in the Premier League this season. His formidable partnership with Tomas Soucek is one of the main reasons why the Hammers are dreaming of Champions League football.Topics:- Issues/limitations with McFred.- Rice's strengths & weaknesses.- How he compares to our current options.- How he fits into United's current system.- Likelihood of him joining the club.Find our content on the links below:The Football Masterclass Landing Page: https://podcast.sport-social.co.uk/podcast/the-masterclass-tactical-podcast/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5aD...Apple pods:https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast...Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/00pe57G...Anchor:https://anchor.fm/elitefootballshowHaider Rubbani Twitter: https://twitter.com/Haider_RubbaniThe Masterclass Twitter: https://twitter.com/TFMasterclassKaus Pandey: https://twitter.com/Kaus_Pandey17

38mins

24 Mar 2021

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The Masterclass Episode 35 | Manchester United v Leicester City | #MUFC Crash Out the FA Cup

Welcome to Episode 35 of The Masterclass in association with Sport Social.This week Haider Rubbani & Rob Blanchette sit down to analyse Manchester United's tactical performance against Leicester City in the FA Cup quarter-final tie.United will be buoyed by the return of talisman Paul Pogba after his winning goal sent the Red Devils through in the Europa League midweek clash against AC Milan. Ole will be hoping to reach another semi-final against an injury-hit Foxes. It really was a day to forget for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men. The performance was littered with mistakes and ultimately Leicester punished United for those mistakes. Goals from Iheanacho (x2) and Tielemans was enough to secure Leicester’s first FA Cup semi-final since 1982. Brendan Rodgers’ men fully deserved it.The only positive for United was the return to goal scoring ways for Mason Greenwood. Having only scored 1 in his last 23, he will be delighted to have broken his duck. He deserved it after some really good performances of late.Back to the drawing board for Ole and his team. Focus on finishing 2nd and winning the Europa League. Time to recharge the batteries over the International break, it has come at the right time.Find our content on the links below:The Football Masterclass Landing Page: https://podcast.sport-social.co.uk/podcast/the-masterclass-tactical-podcast/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5aD...Apple pods:https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast...Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/00pe57G...Google:https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9wb2RjYXN0Lmdsb2JhbC5jb20vc2hvdy80Nzg5NjE0L2VwaXNvZGVzL2ZlZWQ=Anchor:https://anchor.fm/tfmasterclassHaider Rubbani Twitter: https://twitter.com/Haider_RubbaniRob Blanchette Twitter: https://twitter.com/_Rob_BThe Masterclass Twitter: https://twitter.com/TFMasterclassSport Social Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSportSocialInstagram: @efs_media, @ @haider_talks_football, @robsinstawham

1hr 6mins

21 Mar 2021

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Red Devils Talk Ep #25 | #GlazersOut Special | We Assess the REAL Damage of the Glazer Ownership?

Welcome to Red Devils Talk brought to you by The Football Masterclass. Haider is joined by Ciaran &  Joe for a Glazer ownership special. The boys will break down all the financials, the myths and the impact of years as a cash cow for owners that only care about the £££, and not footballing success. Socials: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5aD... Apple pods:https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast... Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/00pe57G... Anchor:https://anchor.fm/tfmasterclass Haider Rubbani Twitter: https://twitter.com/Haider_Rubbani Ciaran Power Hall Twitter: https://twitter.com/CiaranPowerHall Joe Smith Twitter: https://twitter.com/fatboyslim886 The Masterclass Twitter: https://twitter.com/TFMasterclass

2hr 33mins

16 Mar 2021

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The Masterclass Episode 34 | Manchester United v West Ham | #MUFC​ Seal Tight 1-0 Win to Reclaim 2nd

Welcome to Episode 34 of The Masterclass in association with Sport Social. This week Haider Rubbani & Rob Blanchette sit down to analyse Manchester United's tactical performance against high flying Hammers.West Ham will be without United loanee Jesse Lingard as he is unable to play against his parent club. He has been in fantastic form with 4G 1A in 6 games for the East London club.  A win propels WHU joint with Chelsea on 51 points, keeping their Champions League hope very much alive. United have some major injury issues and will be without the likes of Pogba, Van De Beek, Cavani, Martial and possibly Rashford (late fitness test). United need to win to close the gap on City which is now 17 points, although the Red Devils have 2 games in hand.United sealed the 3 points with a 1-0 victory courtesy of Dawson's own goal. They did the business in a drab affair, the most important thing at this stage is 3 points. Only 9 games to go now. Find our content on the links below: The Football Masterclass Landing Page: https://podcast.sport-social.co.uk/po...​ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5aD​... Apple pods:https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast​... Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/00pe57G​... Google:https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0...​ Anchor:https://anchor.fm/tfmasterclass​ Haider Rubbani Twitter: https://twitter.com/Haider_Rubbani​ Rob Blanchette Twitter: https://twitter.com/_Rob_B​ The Masterclass Twitter: https://twitter.com/TFMasterclass​ Sport Social Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSportSocial​ Instagram: @efs_media, @ @haider_talks_football, @robsinstawham

1hr 17mins

14 Mar 2021

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Red Devils Talk Ep #24 | #MUFC​ FINALLY Appoint DoF & Technical Director | Murtough & Fletcher IN

Welcome to Red Devils Talk brought to you by The Football Masterclass. Haider is joined by Ciaran &  Joe to review all the biggest United news. The big topic on the lips of everyone is the appointments of John Murtough & Darren Fletcher as Director of Football & Technical Director respectively.We discuss their past experiences, what their role could entail, what they offer to the table and any concerns with the owners. Socials: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5aD​... Apple pods:https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast​... Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/00pe57G​... Anchor:https://anchor.fm/tfmasterclass​ Haider Rubbani Twitter: https://twitter.com/Haider_Rubbani​ Ciaran Power Hall Twitter: https://twitter.com/CiaranPowerHall​ Joe Smith Twitter: https://twitter.com/fatboyslim886​ The Masterclass Twitter: https://twitter.com/TFMasterclass

1hr 18mins

10 Mar 2021

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The Masterclass Episode 33 | Manchester United v Manchester City | The Manchester Derby

Welcome to Episode 33 of The Masterclass in association with Sport Social. This week Haider Rubbani & Rob Blanchette sit down to analyse Manchester United's tactical performance against ominous Manchester City in the 185th Manchester Derby. City are on a 21 game win streak and pose a difficult task for Ole's men. United will be hoping to cause and upset and leapfrog Leicester back into 2nd place. Anything can happen in a derby, where form goes out of the window. Find our content on the links below: The Football Masterclass Landing Page: https://podcast.sport-social.co.uk/po...​ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5aD​... Apple pods:https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast​... Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/00pe57G​... Google:https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0...​ Anchor:https://anchor.fm/tfmasterclass​ Haider Rubbani Twitter: https://twitter.com/Haider_Rubbani​ Rob Blanchette Twitter: https://twitter.com/_Rob_B​ The Masterclass Twitter: https://twitter.com/TFMasterclass​ Sport Social Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSportSocial​ Instagram: @efs_media, @ @haider_talks_football, @robsinstawham

1hr 7mins

7 Mar 2021

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Is Jules Kounde the Player to Solve Manchester United's Defensive Woes? | With Jonas Giaever

Welcome to The Football Masterclass for another player analysis show. This week Haider Rubbani sits down with the brilliant Jonas Giaever (@CheGiaevara) to profile Sevilla CB star Jules Kounde. Topics: - Strengths & weaknesses - Is he better than United’s CBs? - Does he suit a partnership with Maguire? - Who is a better fit for the system - Pau Torres or Jules Kounde? - Could United have a free run at him in the summer? Find our content on the links below: The Football Masterclass Landing Page: https://podcast.sport-social.co.uk/podcast/the-masterclass-tactical-podcast/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5aD... Apple pods:https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast... Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/00pe57G... Google:https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9wb2RjYXN0Lmdsb2JhbC5jb20vc2hvdy80Nzg5NjE0L2VwaXNvZGVzL2ZlZWQ= Anchor:https://anchor.fm/elitefootballshow Haider Rubbani Twitter: https://twitter.com/Haider_Rubbani The Masterclass Twitter: https://twitter.com/TFMasterclass Jonas Giaever: https://twitter.com/CheGiaevara

31mins

4 Mar 2021

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