The Official Illustrated History of Manchester United

The Official Illustrated History of Manchester United : The Full Story and Complete Record 1878-2006

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The history of Manchester United is one of the most incredible sporting stories. In 1878, the club's forerunner, Newton Heath, was founded by the dining room committee of the carriage and waggon works of a local railway company. Now, 130 years later, it is the world's favourite football team with a fanbase of 139 million. This fascinating account shows how United got from there to here, taking in bankruptcy in 1902, a golden Edwardian era, inter-war depression, the Busby era (including the Munich Air Disaster of 1958 and the European Cup win of 1968), and all the way through to their current success under Sir Alex Ferguson that has brought the club nine League titles and a unique Treble in 1999 when United won the League, FA Cup and Champions League. The 2007-08 campaign was one of the most dramatic in the club's history, climaxing with the Champions League final in Moscow. The story features interviews with many of the players who had a key influence in events, and is packed with superb photographs and surprising facts to ensure that this is one book no fan can be more

Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 236 x 282 x 34mm | 1,587.57g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised, Updated ed.
  • 100 B/W Photo\Illu(s),100 Colour Photo\Illu(s)
  • 0752898620
  • 9780752898629
  • 930,889

About Manchester United

From its humble beginnings as Newton Heath Cricket and Football Club in the late nineteenth century, Manchester United has grown to become the world's most popular football club, with a global fan base of 75 more

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