Roger Byrne

Roger Byrne Junior on Uniteds perished skipper

“I once wrote to Sir Matt Busby to ask if I could be a ball boy at Old Trafford and he made it happen right away. I worked there between the ages of nine and 11. Even today, the club still supports us. Mum and I are still given season tickets and go to all the home games. And when Mum was taken into hospital recently, the club rang to ask if there was anything they could do – United still retains its family feel.”

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.