They Always Score

‘Fascinating and original, this is the book you need to read about the Treble. It will tell you things even the most ardent United fan will not know’ – Jim White, The Telegraph

‘Riveting, poignant, thought-provoking: Ryan Baldi has written the definitive tome on Manchester United’s 1999 Treble greats’ – Jamie Jackson, The Guardian

‘Superb! Ryan Baldi has delivered the book this unforgettable story deserves. If you’re a Manchester United fan – or just love a dramatic ending – you will find this book both moving and uplifting’ – Daniel Taylor, The Athletic

‘Loved this . . . very readable recap of a remarkable team and season’ – Sports Book Reviews


Foreword by Dwight Yorke

Afterword by Nicky Butt


On 26 May 1999, Manchester United sealed their historic Treble of league, FA Cup and Champions League in the most dramatic fashion imaginable, scoring twice in stoppage time to snatch an unthinkable victory from Bayern Munich at the Camp Nou in Barcelona.

The story of what happened on the pitch is well known, enshrined in the annals of football history. But less in known about how this rollercoaster campaign played out behind the scenes. Thanks to unparalleled insight gleaned from hundreds of exclusive interviews, with United players, coaches, opponents, backroom personnel, club staff, journalists and commentators, They Always Score: The Unforgettable, Improbable, Iconic Story of Manchester United’s Treble Winners peels back the curtain to give readers the most comprehensive, illuminating and entertaining picture ever painted of one of the all-time great sports teams.


Published October 2023


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