Sir Matt Busby: The Definitive Biography

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Sir Matt Busby, the legendary Manchester United manager who saw the team through unprecedented glory, as well as profound tragedy, made the club the global entity it is today. In this definitive biography, Patrick Barclay takes a look back at Busby’s phenomenal life and career, including the incredible force of the Busby Babes in the 50s, the tragic Munich air disaster that claimed 23 lives and United’s historic victory 10 years on, when they became the first English team to win the European Cup.

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The Man Who Made A Football Club

Sir Matt Busby, who took Manchester United to unprecedented glory before seeing the club through profound tragedy, created the global entity that spreads from Old Trafford today.

A player with Manchester City and Liverpool before the Second World War, Busby remained at the forefront of football through four decades and made an extraordinary contribution to the game in terms of both style and substance. In this definitive biography, Patrick Barclay looks back at Busby’s phenomenal life and career, including the rise of the Busby Babes in the 1950s, the Munich disaster that claimed 23 lives and the Wembley victory ten years on that made United the first English team to win the European Cup. Denis Law, Pat Crerand and such other members of that great side as Alex Stepney, David Sadler and John Aston are among the host of voices testifying to the qualities that set Sir Matt apart.

This is the story of one of the greatest figures in football history, and of the making of a legacy that will last for ever.

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Weight 0.27 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.6 × 2.5 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

376 , 16 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

796.334092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K