In December 1989, United fanatic Pete Molyneux raised a banner calling for Alex Ferguson’s head, sparking the most famous protest in Old Trafford’s 103 years. For manager and supporter alike it was their darkest hour. Pete never gave up on his team and, thank God, Fergie stayed. Ta Ra Fergie tells Pete’s story of his time following United at home and abroad since 1963, attending over 2,000 matches. This is the story of United from a fan’s perspective. It covers Busby’s European triumph, the despair of relegation and the tortuous false dawns of the 1980s to that elusive title win and Alex Ferguson’s twenty-six-year-reign. Watching United has brought countless thrills, but for Pete it has also had a darker side that led to heartache and tragedy.
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