Match of My Life - Manchester United: Fifteen Stars Relive Their Favourite Games

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"Match of My Life - Manchester United" celebrates the twenty-first anniversary of Alex Ferguson as manager of the club by bringing fifteen of United's greatest stars together to relive some of the most magical moments in the club's history. Great names such as Bryan Robson, Gary Pallister, Martin Buchan, Bill Foulkes, Frank Stapleton, Alex Stepney, David Sadler, Paul Parker & Jack Crompton each reveal the unique and amazing personal stories behind the games of their lives. Among the revealing stories from the Ferguson era are Jesper Blomqvist telling the incredible story of the Reds' late, late comeback to win the Champions League final in 1999, Captain Marvel Bryan Robson rejoicing in the club's first European trophy under Ferguson by defeating Barcelona 1991 in the European Cup Winners' Cup final and Paul Parker reliving the tale of how Fergie's United won the club's first double in 1994. But United's great history is not ignored.Some of the legends of the past also join in the celebration as Jack Crompton discusses one of the greatest FA Cup finals of all time, the 4-2 victory over Blackpool in 1948. Bill Foulkes recalls how the club rebuilt itself after the Munich crash to win the 1963 FA Cup, United's first post-Munich trophy. Arthur Albiston recalls the 1985 FA Cup final, while Alex Stepney remembers lifting the European Cup in 1968 as Matt Busby's team rose from the flames to create an incredible legend. Each player's personal account is full of new revelations and unique insight making "Match of My Life - Manchester United" the definitive book with which fans can relive United's greatest triumphs. The full list of players involved is: Bryan Robson, Gary Pallister, Frank Stapleton, Jimmy Greenhoff, Jesper Blomqvist, Bill Foulkes, Alex Stepney, Martin Buchan, Lee Martin, Jack Crompton, David Sadler, Paul Parker, Arthur Albiston, John Doherty & Alex Dawson.

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Ivan Ponting is an experienced journalist with some three dozen books on football to his credit. These include Manchester United Player By Player, The Essential History of Manchester United, and Red And Raw, a post-war history of United's rivalry with Liverpool. For four years he contributed the match reports and player profiles for the club's official yearbook; he has written hundreds of features for United Review, the club's matchday programme; and worked extensively for Legends, the magazine of United's Former Players Association. He is also the chief football obituary writer for The Independent newspaper. He loves the summer game, too, and Sixty Summers: Somerset Cricket Since The War (co-written with David Foot) won the National Sporting Club's inaugural Cricket Book of the Year award in 2007.

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The Match of My Life series provides a captivating collection of first-person accounts by former footballers of their careers and in particular the most memorable match they played in. There are archive pictures and statistics on each player before the players entertain us with anecdotes and memories of classic matches. The Manchester United edition, edited by Ivan Ponting, includes recollections from fifteen club legends such as Bryan Robson, Gary Pallister, Frank Stapleton, Martin Buchan, Alex Stepney and Bill Foulkes. This is another worthwhile read from the Know The Score stable - Nathan Davies, The Association of Football Statisticians

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