Pat Crerand

The historic, long forgotten United fixtures

This book spans over 60 years of Manchester United history, including little known facts and anecdotes. It features an extensive collection of memorabilia, match tickets and photographs. The “Forgotten Fixtures” completes the post war history as it covers the games that rarely receive a mention. The book starts its journey immediately after the war years and continues up to present day. It takes you the length and breadth of Britain, from Mallorca to Melbourne and Israel to Iran detailing often meaningless ninety minutes of football at obscure, out of the way places.

Media must not hound Rooney out of Old Trafford

Club legend Pat Crerand is urging the Manchester United faithful to get behind troubled striker Wayne Rooney when he takes the field at Old Trafford on Saturday as it will give him the lift he needs to rediscover the form which has deserted him. “Saturday is the perfect time for Wayne to get back amongst the goals and I’d urge all United fans to get behind him even more so than usual” Crerand said “It’s easy for players to lose their confidence but he’ll feel 100 per cent better if he walks out at Old Trafford and hears his name being sung by the fans.”

How the United, Glasgow Rangers rivalry originated

Tuesday nights European Champions League first round clash with Glasgow Rangers at Old Trafford is the second so called ‘Battle of Britain’ in the last seven years. The two sides met at Ibrox on October22, 2003 where United took the three points with a Phil Neville goal after just five minutes. The English champions did not have everything their own way however as Rangers threw everything at United and were considered unlucky not to at least get a share of the points.