David McDonnell is the guest on the first United We Stand podcast of 2013.

Dagenham Dave, a West Ham fan, is the Manchester correspondent for The Daily Mirror, covering United and City.

He studied in Manchester and has lived in the city since 2001, attending matches and press conferences at both clubs, breaking exclusives which turned out to be true... and some which didn't.

McDonnell talks about the way Sir Alex Ferguson and Roberto Mancini deal with the media, the impact of Robin Van Persie and how the media has changed in his time as a journalist, covering the impact of the internet and Twitter.

As an added New Year bonus, the podcast features a horse, cart and real Brazilian birds.