With Manchester United competing in the Champions League for the first time in a couple of years, this is probably the best time to take stock and look back at the history of United in European Competitions.
The author, Christopher Davies, is one of the best persons to have written this book, having been a football journalist for over 50 years. He has witnessed so many of United’s highs and lows in Europe and was there at Wembley in 1968 to witness United winning their 1st European Cup.
The name Manchester United is an iconic one when you look at the history of European Club Competition. They were the 1st English side to compete in the European Cup and the 1st English side to win it. Following the Munich Air Crash in 1958 when United were on their way back from a European Cup match in Munich, the whole world really became aware of them.
This book contains every single team sheet for both United and their opponents in all of the European matches. It also has the details on the referees, the substitutions, the managers, the bookings and sendings off, the goal times and the attendances. It truly is the perfect reference book for all the details of every European match in the last 60 years. This will really appeal to fans, writers and statisticians. It covers all the matches in the European Cup, the European Cup Winners’ Cup, Inter Cities Fairs Cup, UEFA Cup, UEFA Super Cup, the Champions League and the Europa League. It also covers the 1968 Intercontinental Cup matches against Estudiantes, the 1999 Toyota Cup Final against Palmeiras in Tokyo, the 2000 Club World Championship in Rio and the 2008 Club World Cup in Yokohama.
The book contains a lot of interesting facts from each season in Europe, with was good to read. I also like the design of the front and back of the book too. It will make a good addition to the bookshelves and collections of Manchester United supporters, writers and football fans in general.
It is a book that you can keep going back to, so that you can check up on stats, facts and match details, many of which you would find difficult to easily find online.
United in Europe is available to buy now.
Author Christopher Davies is on Twitter.
United in Europe is published by Pitch Publishing. They are on Twitter.