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Manchester United A Personal History from 1961

With Sir Alex Ferguson as manager (1986–2013) Manchester United enjoyed the most successful period in the club’s history. But despite the wealth, the worldwide following and the domination of English football up until Ferguson’s departure, United have never managed to establish themselves as Europe’s pre-eminent side. Their record in Europe’s premier club competition does not compare with the records of clubs like Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Liverpool and Ajax. To explain why from the perspective of a long-term supporter, this book looks back at the history of the club since 1961 when the author watched his first game at Old Trafford at the age of 10. It discusses managers and players, memorable occasions, and personal experiences, in the 1960s especially, when the author travelled the country watching United home and away. This is a hard-headed and objective account by a committed follower. It will be of interest not only to United supporters but to the wider world of football more generally.

 

Author: Stephen Ashton
Publication Date: 16th May 2016
Book Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-85756-852-3
Price: £9.95

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