Enjoy a Newspaper History of the Red Devils
Manchester United FC was founded in 1878 as Newton Heath Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway FC. The club faced financial problems in the early years, but Man United won their first title in 1908 and have since gone on to win over thirty major honours. Man U became the first English club to win the European Cup in 1968. The Red Devils won a second European cup in 1999, becoming the first English team to win the ‘treble’ of league, FA Cup and European Cup titles in the same season. Iconic manager Alex Ferguson was knighted for his services to football following this special campaign. ‘Fergie’ first joined Manchester United in 1986 and the Red Devils have won over twenty major honours under his management. Manchester United enjoyed a particularly satisfying season in 2008-2009. Man United fought for the league against bitter rivals Liverpool, but the Red Devils emerged victorious with a third consecutive title. The win meant that Man U had matched Liverpool’s proud record of eighteen top flight championships.
Personalised Man United Football Books - Inspired Gifts
A Manchester United Gift Book can be an inspired present for a fan of the Red Devils. It is unique, smartly presented and filled with fascinating newspaper reports on the history of the club. Being able to personalise this Man U Football Book makes the gift even more special and shows the thought that has gone into buying it. The present will also prove to be a terrific addition to a supporter’s Man United memorabilia collection.
Manchester United Football Book Coverage
This Manchester United Football Book opens with United winning the FA Cup against Bristol City in 1909. It goes on to cover a selection of great games through the decades of the 20th Century and many highlights from the current era.
Top stories featured in this personalised Manchester United book include league wins in 1911, 1952, 1957, 1965, and 1967. The Gift Books also feature coverage of FA Cup victories in 1948, 1963, 1977, 1983, 1985 and 1990, as well as the 1994 and 1996 ‘doubles’. Other highlights include the Red Devils’ European triumphs against Benfica 1968, Barcelona in 1991 (UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup), Bayern Munich in 1999 – as part of the treble – and Chelsea in 2008. The Manchester United Book also contains a poignant report on the tragic Munich air crash in 1958 and interesting articles on the signing of Dennis Law for £115,000 in 1962, George Best’s senior debut in 1963 and Best’s amazing performance against Benfica in 1966. You can also read about the appointment of Alex Ferguson in 1986 and relive Manchester United becoming the first side to win the Premiership in 1993.
The Gift Book includes Manchester United’s most recent Premier League title wins and cup victories, as newspaper coverage continues right up to the end of last season. This unique insight into Man United’s history makes these books truly memorable gifts and a great addition for a collector of Manchester United memorabilia.
Man United Memorabilia
If you are a collector of Manchester United memorabilia or looking for other Man U gifts, why not consider our Manchester United Calendar or Manchester United Diary? Each month features a newspaper headline on one of the Red Devils’ key games. The presents can be personalised with the recipient’s name to make them even more special and both items make great gifts for Man U fans. Other Man United presents include Framed Newspaper Reprints and unique Manchester United T-Shirts. We also offer terrific Tours of Old Trafford.
Finally – Did You Know?
- The Red Devils are famous for playing in red, white and black. However, the club’s kit was originally green and gold
- Man United’s fierce rivalry with Liverpool dates back to the 1960s, when both clubs were two of the strongest in England. The Red Devils also forged a strong rivalry with Leeds United at this time.
- Former Manchester United players who have won the Ballon D’or include Denis Law, Bobby Charlton, George Best and Cristiano Ronaldo.
- Manchester United is one of the most popular football clubs in the world and it has been assessed as one of the richest sides around since the late 1990s. The Red Devils have also been named as the most valuable team in any sport, with an estimated value of over £1.136 billion.
- The only major honour that Manchester United has never won is the UEFA Cup.