From its genesis as Newton Heath LYR Football Club founded in 1878 all the way to the global sporting and commercial superpower that it is today, this is the history of Manchester United Football Club as you have never seen it before. Obsessive Red Devils’ fan Neville Moir has distilled this extraordinary history into an instructive, if sometimes irreverent – but always affectionate – guide to some of the groundbreaking firsts, controversies, innovations, characters, achievements and tragedies that have shaped one the greatest sporting institutions on the planet. Whether an expert or a novice, this compendium is perfect for all Man United fans, young and old, around the world.
Neville Moir has followed United closely for over half a century. From listening on the radio to George Best ripping apart the mighty Benfica in Lisbon in 1966 to buying cable TV after the arrival of Eric Cantona as the new Premier League era began, to seeing the return of Cristiano Ronaldo in 2021, he has experienced the ups and downs of being a supporter of the Red Devils. The privation of the Covid lockdowns gave him the opportunity to research and write this short history and become even better acquainted with the history and glory of this great club.
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