Manchester United: Tragedy, Destiny and History by Ken Ferris

Manchester United: Tragedy, Destiny and History by Ken Ferris

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The story of Manchester United's quest to win the European Cup, recounting first the tragic Munich aircrash which decimated the Busby Babes team, then the ten year rebuilding process before they won the trophy in 1969, and onto their momentous stoppage time victory over Bayern Munich in 1999.

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Manchester United's quest to win the European Cup was forged amidst the charred remains of an Elizabethan airliner that crashed on take-off at Munich's Riem Airport on 6 February 1958. Twenty-three people died in the tragedy, including eight of the famous Busby Babes. From that moment manager Matt Busby's goal of winning the European Cup became an obsession that permeated the whole club. The prize of becoming the first English team to win the European Cup was United's Holy Grail. Ten years after the Munich disaster Busby achieved his dream when United - inspired by Bobby Charlton and George Best - beat Benfica 4-1 in extra-time to lift the European Cup at Wembley. But that triumph was to hang over the club for the next 31 years as they failed to reach those heights again. Alex Ferguson's arrival spawned a flood of trophies, but the European Cup - by then known as the Champions League - remained elusively outside their grasp. Then came the last final of the 20th century. United snatched a 2-1 victory in stoppage time and in doing so completed the impossible treble. This title recounts the tragedy, destiny and history of those three European campaigns.

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SKU GOR001774326
Title Manchester United: Tragedy, Destiny and History
Author By (author) Ken Ferris
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Mainstream Publishing
Year Published 2001
Number of Pages 448
ISBN 10 1840183969
ISBN 13 9781840183962
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Manchester United's quest to win the European Cup was forged amidst the charred remains of an Elizabethan airliner that crashed on take-off at Munich's Riem Airport on 6 February 1958. Twenty-three people died in the tragedy, including eight of the famous Busby Babes. From that moment manager Matt Busby's goal of winning the European Cup became an obsession that permeated the whole club. The prize of becoming the first English team to win the European Cup was United's Holy Grail. Ten years after the Munich disaster Busby achieved his dream when United - inspired by Bobby Charlton and George Best - beat Benfica 4-1 in extra-time to lift the European Cup at Wembley. But that triumph was to hang over the club for the next 31 years as they failed to reach those heights again. Alex Ferguson's arrival spawned a flood of trophies, but the European Cup - by then known as the Champions League - remained elusively outside their grasp. Then came the last final of the 20th century. United snatched a 2-1 victory in stoppage time and in doing so completed the impossible treble. This title recounts the tragedy, destiny and history of those three European campaigns.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001774326
Title Manchester United: Tragedy, Destiny and History
Author By (author) Ken Ferris
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Mainstream Publishing
Year Published 2001
Number of Pages 448
ISBN 10 1840183969
ISBN 13 9781840183962
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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