Glory Glory!

Glory Glory!

Man Utd in the '90s: The Players' Stories

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By Andy Mitten

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ISBN: 9781905326693

Format: Hardback

Pages: 304

Size: 235mm x 150mm

Weight: 580grammes

Illustrations: 16 page colour photo section

Published: October 2009

Why did Eric Cantona start wearing his collar up? Which player got so drunk after a title-winning party he wet himself in a taxi? Why did Andrew Cole and Teddy Sheringham fall out? And which international star burnt his wedding tackle on a scalding hot tea urn?

Glory Glory is the story of one of the greatest eras in the history of England’s most famous club through the eyes of the players who made it happen. Not just the great wins, the cup finals and the trophy parades, but the half-time rows, the mad pranks, the boozy nights out and the training ground bust-ups.

Andy Mitten has tracked down ten of the stars from that team – including Eric Cantona, Andrew Cole, Lee Sharpe and Nicky Butt as well as controversial chairman Martin Edwards – to open the door to both the dressing room and the boardroom at Old Trafford as the club emerged as the dominant force in English football.

Glory Glory is an astonishingly candid and revealing insight into a club that was enjoying a magnificent decade of success. More than that, it is as lively and entertaining a sports book as you will ever read.About the Author:
Andy Mitten – whose great uncle Charlie Mitten was a star in Matt Busby’s first great side – writes regularly for The Independent and FourFourTwo magazine. He has visited 90 countries and every continent as a football writer, covering derby games from Israel to the Faroes and Andorra to South Africa. He has also interviewed players such as Rooney, Ronaldinho, Rivaldo, Eto’o, Keane and Gerrard.

Born and red in Manchester, Andy currently divides his time between M16 and Barcelona, scene of United’s greatest triumph. He has written or co-written eight United books including the critically acclaimed .

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“This is marvellous stuff, bringing the Old Trafford decade to vivid red life. The interview with Martin Edwards especially testifies to the trust in which United personalities hold Mitten. The club’s former chairman opens his heart and mind to the author with a candour that is the theme of this remarkable book, a must for not only all United fans but those, like me, who experienced the ’90s with a more dispassionate eye.”
Patrick Barclay, The Times, September 2009

“Mitten’s sympathetic interview skills and superb knowledge of his subject combine to provide an intimate, often quirky, always revealing, ‘inside’ account of a pivotal decade in Manchester United’s history. Includes the best interview with Andrew Cole that I’ve ever read – by far.”
Jonathan Northcroft, The Sunday Times, September 2009

“A glorious insight into the characters who made a glorious United era.”
Stuart Mathieson, Manchester Evening News, September 2009

Andy Mitten has lived and breathed United since founding the United We Stand fanzine in his teens - and has the confidence to let the players' narratve take centre stage. ★★★★✫
Four Four Two, December 2009

A Remarkable New Book
Champions Magazine, December 2009

A riveting book... Somehow, Mitten persuades players to tell the whole truth... There is just so much to comend this book.
Patrick Barclay, The Times, February 2010

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