Busby Babes

Mike Prestage
The Busby Era
Derby,  Breedon, 2002 (nuova edizione, Derby Books, 2011)
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When Manchester United's directors appointed Matt Busby manager in 1945 they made probably the most significant decision in the club's history. Busby inherited a club with no home - Old Trafford had been badly damaged by German bombs during the war and United were playing their home games at Maine Road - but the former Scottish international wing-hald began to rebuild from the ashes. In his first six years in charge, United never finished lower than fourth in the top flight. Then fresh talent began to emerge and with Roger Byrne as his captain, Busby took the club to consecutive League titles in 1956 and 1957, in the second of those years coming close to becoming the first modern manager to steer a team to the League and Cup double. In 'United - The Busby Era', Mike Prestage talks to players from each of the three great sides, and tells the story of the 25 years which established Manchester United for ever as the world's greatest club. Without the Busby infuence it is doubtful whether United would today enjoy such dominance in world football.