70 years ago today Sir Matt Busby was given the job as Manchester United manager and the history of our football club was changed forever. His dedication to giving young, local players a chance set him apart from all other managers at the time.
To mark the anniversary, RoM has brought out a PDF which looks at some of the greatest players who have graduated from our academy.
All the profit from this is going to the Trafford Macmillan Wellbeing Centre which helps people who have been diagnosed with cancer and their family.
You can get the standard e-book version for your Kindle or download the PDF, which costs a minimum of £3, but you can pledge whatever sum of money you like for this good cause. Simply type your e-mail address here and the price you would like to pay, then press ‘Continue’.
You can also download it on Amazon if you would prefer it in a format suitable for your Kindle.
Everyone who has contributed their work has done so for free: Tony Park (Sons of United), Danny Taylor (Chief Football Writer at The Guardian/Observer and author of ‘This is the One: Sir Alex Ferguson: The Uncut Story of a Football Genius’), Andy Mitten (editor of ‘United We Stand‘), Tom Clare (Author of ‘Forever a Babe‘), Daniel Harris (writes for The Guardian and author of ‘The Promised Land‘), Sam Pilger (writes for The Times Magazine, FourFourTwo, Bleacher Report, Esquire and the Mail on Sunday and author of ‘Manchester United’s Best XI‘), Ollie Holt (Chief Sports Writer at The Mail on Sunday), Laurie Hanna (freelance journalist), Mike Keegan (North West Football Reporter at Mail Online), Mark Ogden (Daily Telegraph Northern Football Correspondent), Alex Shaw (general editor at ESPN FC), Alexander Netherton, John Ludden (author of ‘A Tale of Two Cities‘), Tim Montgomerie (writes for The Times), Ed Barker (editor of United Rant), Callum Hamilton (writes for VICE and runs Manchester United blog The Busby Babe), Lewis Dean (online reporter for the International Business Times), Justin Mottershead (freelance radio reporter and editor/contributor to several United sites), Steve Black (writes for ‘United We Stand‘), Paul Gunning (writes for Squawka and Republik of Mancunia), Paul Ansorge (the co-host of the United Rant podcast “Rant Cast“), Barney Chilton (editor of ‘Red News‘) and Greg Johnson (features editor at Squawka). Stanley Chow provided the images of Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson. David Foy from Daft Fish created the PDF.
If you are interested in supporting this good cause and are also keen on reading great articles about United players, check out the RoM 2013-14 season review and World Cup PDF which has professional writers from each country our players represent talking about how they are viewed back home.
Made in Manchester is available for just £5. It includes 30 articles from the country's best football writers about graduates from the Manchester United academy. All profit goes to Trafford Macmillan so please support this fantastic cause.