It is set in Manchester in the 1980’s and is based on Busby’s love for nurturing young talent and getting the best out of local lads on the football pitch. Having retired as United manager ten manager earlier and becoming weary with life without football, a challenge lands in his lap.
The main character, Georgie, is an 11-year-old scallywag who loves football and idolises Pele. After Georgie pinches Busby’s wallet the Scot tracks him down and discovers that the kid is a fantastic footballer. Busby says he won’t call the police if Georgie and his mates let him manage their team in a local cup competition. He even has them training with a grapefruit, instead of a football, to be more like Pele.
Throughout the film, Busby is plagued with flashbacks of the Busby Babes and of Munich, with references to Duncan Edwards, Tommy Taylor and Roger Byrne.
The film is a really nice story which shows Busby in a great light, true to what he stood for, as a manager who wanted to make young boys’ dreams come true.
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