As the 2012/13 football season draws closer, I had a conversation with Sophie Nicolaou from Sophie and I first spoke two years ago when she co-hosted America’s first daily football show, World Football Daily. Since then she has moved on and created her very own podcast which features conversations with some of football’s finest players, analysts and correspondents.

Representing Stretty News, I spoke to Sophie about the IPO situation, Ferguson’s rivalry with Roberto Mancini, youth development, United’s controversial owners, and much more. You can listen by using the media player below or by signing up and subscribing to Soccerdiva on SoundCloud.

Follow Sophie on Twitter – @soccerdiva