Legends Of United: The Heroes Of The Busby Era

Legends Of United: The Heroes Of The Busby Era

by David Meek (Author)

Synopsis

When Matt Busby took over at Manchester United at the end of the Second World War, the club was in turmoil, the ground had been bombed. Within a few years, the Reds were to become one of the most formidable sides in England. Then, in February 1958, came the Munich air crash which took the lives of so many Busby Babes, including the incomparable Duncan Edwards. It was a disaster that was felt around the world. Yet Busby, who suffered in intensive care for weeks afterwards, built a new side to challenge once again for the highest honours. The famous triumvirate of Best, Law and Charlton would guide the club to cups, league titles and in 1968 help United become the first English club to win the European Cup. This fascinating book features interviews with many of the greatest stars of that period, as well as those who worked behind the scenes, to provide a brilliant portrait of the time when United moved from being one of the major football teams in Manchester to being a worldwide sporting institution.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
Edition: New Ed
Publisher: Orion
Published: 16 May 2007

ISBN 10: 075288140X
ISBN 13: 9780752881409
Book Overview: Officially endorsed by Manchester United. LEGENDS OF UNITED is the perfect gift for all United fans. The autobiographies of George Best and Denis Law have been among the most successful nostalgia memoirs in recent years. This book will appeal to the same market. Manchester United is the world's best-supported football club. It has a global fanbase of 75 million, including 11 million in the UK and Ireland, 3 million in Australia and 37 million in the Far East. 'David Meek is the godfather of Manchester football writing' Telegraph.

Author Bio
David Meek was the football correspondent for the Manchester Evening News for many years. He is the author of numerous books on Manchester United, and lives in Sale, Cheshire.