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My Manchester United Years

The autobiography of a footballing legend and hero
  • Author
    • Bobby Charlton
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'For me, he is England's greatest ever player' Gary Lineker

'Sir Bobby was a hero to millions, not just in Manchester or the United Kingdom, but wherever football is played around the world' Manchester United FC

Sir Bobby Charlton was Manchester United through and through. He was a member of the original Busby Babes and devoted his career to the club, playing in 754 games over 17 years. During that period he won everything the game had to offer, played alongside some of the greats such as Best and Law, suffered devastating defeats and was involved in one of the greatest football tragedies of all time. Here is his story of those United years in his own words.

With his beloved Reds he tasted FA Cup victory in the emotional final of 1963, won three first division championships and in 1968 he reached the pinnacle of club success, winning the European Cup. Inevitably, such highs are balanced with no less dramatic lows, such as the 1957 European Cup semi-final, the highly charged 1958 FA Cup loss which followed only weeks after the horrors of the Munich Air disaster, and the 1969 European Cup defeat by Milan.

He was one of the true gentlemen of football and the legacy that Sir Bobby Charlton gave to United is beyond compare.

RIP Sir Bobby Charlton 1937-2023
  • Published: May 29 2008
  • Pages: 448
  • 196 x 130mm
  • ISBN: 9780755316205
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Press Reviews

  • Leo McKinstry, <i>The Times</i>
    'For anyone who loves football, this book cannot be ignored'
  • <i>Daily Mail</i>
    'beautifully crafted'
  • <i>Scotsman</i>
  • <i>Sunday Express</i>
    'It is the greatest story of British sport'
  • <i>FourFourTwo</i>
    'With many autobiographies you wonder what the point was. Not this one. Not only is Bobby Charlton a figure whose life story should be told, but he has done so in a book of at times agonising honesty'
  • Sir Alex Ferguson
    'It's a fantastic book. I couldn't put it down. It has everything I would want a player of mine to know and feel about the game. Bobby Charlton is a great man and he has told a great story'