The latest episode of the Talking Devils podcast is now available streaming on all major podcast providers.
Manchester United Premier League winner Paul Parker joins United author Wayne Barton to review the games against Sheffield United and Norwich City.
How can United’s players respond to Liverpool winning the league? Has it been too much too soon for Luke Shaw? Was Paul’s greatest goal a shinner? These posers, and plenty of listener questions, are all on the table. Subscribe and listen here on Apple Podcasts.
Paul and Wayne also discuss the columns from Luke Chadwick and John O’Kane on this website.
Paul believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s 8 changes to the team on Saturday almost proved costly.
“To throw them into a game like that after 3 and a half months without any competitive football was a big question,” he said. “You expect them to cruise into an FA Cup game and win easily. Juan Mata might have needed more game time before but also with players on his level. He was two passes in front of everyone and it made him look bad. It also caused the players around them who have been playing regularly to malfunction.”
Despite this, Paul is a firm believer things are moving in the right direction – but he says Ole must pick his strongest team.
“If Ole could win the FA Cup that would be two fingers up to everyone who doubted him… Can he get Manchester United into the Champions League, when everyone – including me – thought they weren’t good enough to do it. It wasn’t a concern about Ole, it was about what had been left for him and how he was going to put together a team. He’s gone and done it. Now, don’t put all your eggs into one basket, go for everything. They’re on a roll. When they talk about resting – they’ve just had ninety days off!”