The Official Manchester United Illustrated Encyclopedia is a celebration of the most well-known football club in the world. From the early days of Newton Heath, through years of near-bankruptcy, the eras of Mangnall and Busby, tragedy at Munich, to triumph in Europe and the victorious double Double. This is a fascinating account of the drama, excitement and glory of United's most important moments. With contributions from well-respected sports writers and packed with fabulous colour action shots, The Official Manchester United Illustrated Encyclopedia is the ultimate guide to Old Trafford and the team. There are more than 700 in-depth profiles of all the players that have ever appeared for the club, with individual career timelines, fact files, quotations and action shots of all the stars and their greatest games. Included are special features on Best, Busby, Cantona, Edwards and the other greatest favourites down the years. In addition, informative pages on the stadium, youth system, training method, and supporters give a real insight into the workings of the club. A comprehenive reference section at the back of the book provides readers with all the match results and end-of-season statistics for the Reds down the decades. There is only one official encyclopedia of Manchester United. This is it.