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Manchester United - Ivan Ponting & Cliff Butler

Headline, 2003, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the dust wrapper somewhat rubbed with slight fraying to the top corner of the lower panel. Pages very gently age-tanned.

Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Tables;

From the cover: “If there is one football club which personifies the glory, the glamour and the controversy of the British national game, then it is Manchester United. Somehow the Red Devils possess a unique aura, some magical but intangible ingredient that sets them apart from the rest. Their star-spangled story is one of compelling drama, encompassing serial triumphs spread over their 125 years of life, but also humble beginnings in a railway yard, two cash crises which went perilously close to putting them out of existence and the stark horror of the Munich air disaster.

The Essential History of Manchester United examines every key event in the club’s history, together with the men who became heroes wearing the famous red shirt, from pioneers such as Billy Meredith, through to Sir Matt Busby’s three magnificent teams and on to the heady era of Sir Alex Ferguson.

Immortal names such as Carey, Edwards, Charlton, Law, Best, Cantona, Keane, Beckham and van Nistelrooy appear alongside comprehensive statistics to create an indispensable reference book for all who march beneath the Old Trafford banner.”

Foreword or introduction by Norman Whiteside. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. In the Essential History Of series. 319 pages.