Old Trafford : 100 Years at the Home of Manchester United The Official Story by Ian Marshall
THE OFFICIAL STORY BEHIND THE HOME OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST CLUB. John Henry Davies had a vision for Manchester United. The crumbling facilities at Bank Street. Clayton, were unsuitable for the top team in the land. So, in February 1910, he took United out to their new stadium, the best in the country: Old Trafford. Now here was a theatre of dreams for those who followed United. Old Trafford tells the remarkable story of how the stadium was built, and the burden of debt it created. Just when everything seemed in order. Old Trafford was bombed by the Germans. Rebuilt and home to the scintillating Busby Babes, it became a place of pilgrimage after the Munich Air Disaster. But the club rose again, first through the mighty side of Best, Law and Charlton: then through Sir Alex Ferguson's teams that dominated the Premiership era. In this fascinating book the players, workers and fans reveal their side of the story, and explain what Old Trafford means to them. For this truly is the home of Manchester United, a local club whose fame has spread the world over.