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Sir Matt Busby

By Iain McCartney Sir Alex Ferguson is responsible for the modern day Manchester United (read that whatever way you want), but the foundation was set by one man – Sir Matt Busby, with the sterling assistance of Jimmy Murphy, whose part in the unique partnership must not be forgotten or under estimated. Bringing Busby to [...]

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Memories Of A Northern Soul

By Iain McCartney, the author of Duncan Edwards: The Full Report The thump of leather against leather produced an echoing wall of sound, vibrating around a packed Stretford End, as the merlinic magic of Best and Law concocted another Manchester United goal and what was to be another victory on the march to glory. Some [...]

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United – DVD review

By Lee Savery OUT 8th August STUDIO Revolver Entertainment DIRECTOR James Strong STARS David Tennant, Jack O’Connell, Sam Claflin, Dougray Scott (Originally Broadcast on BBC Two on 24th April 2011) “The team that defined an era, and a disaster that tore them apart.” We’ve never forgotten and we never will. The events leading up to [...]

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The Journey From 1 to 19 – Part Six

By James Johnson. Read the complete journey: The Journey From 1 to 19 2006/07 After three seasons of transition and watching Jose Mourinho lead his Chelsea side to two consecutive league titles Manchester United finally got their title back. The attacking talents of Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney and Louis Saha were the main catalyst for United’s [...]

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The Journey From 1 to 19 – Part Five

By James Johnson. Read the complete journey: The Journey From 1 to 19 1996/97 Ever since his arrival from Leeds United, Eric Cantona became the catalyst that saw Manchester United end the 26 year without a league title and become the dominant force in English football. The 96/97 season was the last Old Trafford would [...]

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The Journey From 1 to 19 – Part Four

By James Johnson. Read the complete journey: The Journey From 1 to 19 1992/93 26 years long years had passed without winning the league until an Eric Cantona inspired United finally lifted the biggest prize in English football. After blowing the title the year before at Anfield which allowed Leeds United to win the league, [...]

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The Journey From 1 to 19 – Part Three

By James Johnson. Read the complete journey: The Journey From 1 to 19 1964/65 The years following the Munich air disaster proved to be hard not just emotionally for Man United but also, understandably difficult on the pitch. I spoke to Bill who has been going to Old Trafford since 1960. “After Munich, when United [...]

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The Journey From 1 to 19 – Part Two

By James Johnson. Read the full journey: The Journey From 1 to 19 1955/56 Four years after the first title of the Busby era the title was back at Old Trafford in emphatic fashion. Manchester United won the league by 11 points from nearest challengers Blackpool. With Tommy Taylor getting 25 league goals to himself [...]

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The Journey From 1 to 19 – Part One

By James Johnson. 1907/08 The 1907/08 season saw United win their first league title. Managed by Ernest Mangnall, United won the league by nine points from Aston Villa. Manchester United started the league campaign with a 4-1 win over title rivals Villa, and lost only twice in the first 22 games of the season. The [...]

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