This book looks back at the last 17 seasons of Premiership football. Featuring in-depth profiles of the club's chairmen and manager and 23 of the best players to don the red shirt, this is an essential guide to England's pre-eminent club. There are also in-depth statistical analyses of every Premiership season, all cup results since 1992 and every result in the Manchester Derby since 1894.
After an astonishing career-first in Scotland, and then over 27 years with Manchester United Football Club- Sir Alex Ferguson delivers Leading, in which the greatest soccer coach of all time will analyze the pivotal leadership decisions of his 38 years as a manager and, with his friend and collaborator Sir Michael Moritz, draw out lessons anyone can use in business and life to generate long-term transformational success. From hiring practices to firing decisions, from dealing with transition to teamwork, from mastering the boardroom to responding to failure and adversity, Leading is as inspiring as it is practical, and a go-to reference for any leader in business, sports, and life.
Official Manchester United Football Supporters Pack
Manchester United have got the best football supporters in the world. Over 58,000 of the faithful flock to Old Trafford for every home game of the season and millions more fans follow the fortunes of the club at home and abroad on TV and radio, via newspaper reports and increasingly through logging on to the club's official website www.manutd.com. A chirpy chorus of Cockney Reds, hordes of Irish fans and more than a smattering Scandinavians, not to mention worthy citizens of the Republic of Mancunia, all thrill to the amazing exploits of Man U. Now to satisfy the United supporter's intense desire to pay homage to his or her icon of choice. The Official Manchester United Supporters Pack provides the essential kit for all fans. The pack contains an impressive array of officially endorsed Man Utd paraphernalia: * Manchester United Log Book Did You Know snippets about the star players plus templates for 45 match reports to fill in. Illustrated with a 16-pages of action pics from the 2000-2001 season and 45 portraits of the leading players past and present. * Colour poster featuring five of the club's top stars. portrait and career stats on the reverse). * Pass Notes - a full-colour, fold-out leaflet containing a club directory, match ticket information, Premier League tables, squad details, and Man Utd record holders (most goals, most appearances, most international caps, etc.), plus selected United trivia. * Fixture card - a pocket-sized for the 2001-2002 season, featuring the FA Premiership, FA Cup, Worthington Cup, Champions League, with space provided to fill in all the scores. * Sticker sheet featuring Man Utd logos and slogans. * Face paints red and white, plus sponge applicator. * Pencil embossed with Man Utd.
As modern football legends, the Class of 92 need no introduction. Class of 92: Out of Their League, however, opens a dramatic new chapter in the story of former Manchester United greats Gary and Phil Neville, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Nicky Butt, as they take on a new role in each of their lives: owners of semi-professional club Salford City FC. An enthralling, in-depth account of Salford's first two years under new ownership, Class of 92: Out of Their League combines first-hand accounts from Gary, Phil, Paul, Ryan and Nicky as they try to turn round the club's fortunes, along with a wider story of tremendous athletic and human drama. Featuring colourful characters like managers Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley, star players, club chairman Karen Baird, lifelong fans, and more, this is a story told with real authenticity and grit. Accompanying the second series of the hugely popular BBC series, Class of 92: Out of Their League is both a testament to the best of modern football and a brilliant reminder, in an era when fans are threatening walkouts over rising ticket prices, of what football is really all about.
This almanac gives a match-by-match analysis of the 2002-2003 season, telling how Europe and the Championship unfolded for players and fans. It also provides a supporters' diary for the 2003-2004 season.
Premier League Football History Champions Series Manchester United 1996 97
The 1996-97 season was Manchester United's fifth season in the Premier League, and their 22nd consecutive season in the top division of English football. United clinched the Premier League title with 75 points - placing them seven points ahead of the three teams below them; Newcastle United, Arsenal and Liverpool.They also reached the European Cup semi-finals, bowing out to eventual winners Borussia Dortmund of Germany, after losing both legs 1-0. Earlier in the competition, they had lost at home in Europe for the first time, with a 1-0 defeat to Fenerbahçe of Turkey in the group stage. Their defence of the FA Cup ended in the Fourth Round replay with a 1-0 defeat to Wimbledon, while their bid for success in the League Cup was short lived as they bowed out to eventual winners Leicester City in the Fourth Round.New signing Ole Gunnar Solskjær was one of the biggest breakthrough stars in the 1996-97 Premier League season, with 19 goals in all competitions, making him the club's top goalscorer. Twenty-two-year-old midfielder David Beckham clinched the PFA Young Player of the Year award in the same season he won his first England cap. Solskjær's fellow Norwegian, Ronny Johnsen, proved himself as a fine successor to Steve Bruce in central defence, but £3.5 million Czech winger Karel Poborský failed to win a regular first team place and was one of the Premier League's biggest disappointments that season. Jordi Cruyff, son of Dutch legend Johan Cruyff, was similarly disappointing, failing to win a regular first team place despite being able to play in midfield, attack or on the left wing.Just before the start of the season, winger Lee Sharpe left the club after eight years to sign for Leeds United in a £4.5 million deal. Earlier in the summer, captain Steve Bruce had departed to Birmingham City on a free transfer after almost a decade at Old Trafford, while Paul Parker left on a free transfer after his final two seasons at the club had been plagued by injury and the loss of his place in the team to Gary Neville.The season ended with a major shock as Eric Cantona announced his retirement from playing, prompting manager Alex Ferguson to search for a new striker. The search ended with the £3.5 million capture of Tottenham Hotspur and England 31-year-old Teddy Sheringham.
The 1992-93 season was Manchester United's first season in the newly formed FA Premier League, and their 18th consecutive season in the top division of English football.The season was marked by the club winning the inaugural Premier League title, ending their 26-year run without an English league title. They ended up winning the title by a 10-point margin over runners-up Aston Villa, but had fought a three-horse race for much of the season with both Villa and Norwich City, not topping the table until January. The arrival of Eric Cantona from Leeds United for £1.2 million in late November helped boost United's title challenge, after they had been as low as 10th in the league shortly before. Cantona's arrival came after new striker Dion Dublin had been ruled out for six months with a broken leg, and Cantona was the catalyst in United's triumph.Mark Hughes topped the goalscoring charts with 15 league goals, while the brilliant Ryan Giggs was voted PFA Young Player of the Year for the second year in succession. Steve Bruce was United's captain for much of the season, as the veteran Bryan Robson missed many games due to injury. The arrival of Eric Cantona saw former striker Brian McClair switched into midfield, further restricting Robson's first team chances.In the UEFA Cup, United bowed out on penalties to Torpedo Moscow of Russia, after two goalless draws. Their League Cup campaign ended in the Third Round with defeat at Aston Villa. The FA Cup bid ended in the Fifth Round when they lost 2-1 to Sheffield United in a game where Steve Bruce uncharacteristically missed a penalty.Making their debuts this season were teenagers David Beckham, Nicky Butt and Gary Neville.