United In The Seventies: The Player’s Stories
Which Seventies United legend had his drink spiked by manager Tommy Docherty? Which two players were locked in their hotel room for 24 hours during a pre-season tour? Who was the joker who served Italian journalists tea made from the ends of their own socks?
Discover all this, and more, in this brilliant journey back in time to Old Trafford during the 1970s – a decade which saw United relegated to Division Two but re-emerge in flamboyant fashion to reach three FA Cup finals – as seen through the eyes of the stars of the team.
Renowned United author Andy Mitten has tracked down the likes of Lou Macari, Martin Buchan and Sammy McIlroy, plus manager Tommy Docherty, to get the inside story on a decade that featured the turmoil of relegation, an incredible season in the Second Division, when United’s raucous supporters took over virtually every ground, and then the emergence of one of the club’s most exciting ever teams under ‘the Doc’.
An affectionate record of a bygone era in football when the players at England’s biggest clubs played for £150 per week, lived in digs and drank pints with the fans after matches, United! United! is packed with funny stories and poignant memories from a fondly remembered time in the history of Manchester United.
With Lou Macari, Joe Jordan, Martin Buchan, Gordon Hill, Tommy Docherty, Gerry Daly, Sammy McIlroy, Jimmy Greenhoff, Jimmy Nicholl, Paddy Roche and Stuart Pearson