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Building the Dynasty: Manchester United 1946-1958

Steve Tongue

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From the publisher:

The definitive history of Manchester United's rise from being an 'ordinary' side in the 30s to a force in post-war English football. Discover the story of Matt Busby, Jimmy Murphy and the birth of the 'Babes' - the players, the games, the Building of the Dynasty. Having had the foresight to appoint an untried manager in Busby, the former Manchester City star overcame the challenge of having no home ground and cobbled together a United side to win the league and FA Cup.

A lack of financial power saw the club embark on a youth development scheme under Murphy. Crowned First Division champions again in 1956, Busby took his youngsters to compete against the great sides in the fledgling European Cup; but it was a determination that was to prove fatal in Munich in 1958, on the homeward journey from a quarter-final tie in Belgrade. The unfulfilled dream had become a nightmare.

The author:

Iain McCartney is the author of Rising From the Wreckage, the definitive story of Manchester United from Munich to the 1968 European Cup Final, and its follow-up Busby's Legacy. His many other United books include biographies on Roger Byrne and Duncan Edwards. Iain is a major Reds collector, and runs the United Review Collectors Club.


Pitch Publishing
22 x 14 cm
320 pages
June 2018